Ways Security Can be Negligent
Both commercial and residential property owners have a duty to make sure their properties are safe. They can be held liable for not ensuring that there is adequate lighting, locking gates, video cameras, and any necessary security guards. Negligent security practices commonly occur when there are too few security guards or insufficient lighting. Even when the number of security guards is sufficient, they may have had inadequate training or failed to coordinate when called to action. In addition, at large events, such as a concert, security may be overworked and unable to assist.
Damages Caused by Negligent Security
When there is no form of security present or there is inadequate staffing, there is nothing to deter criminals from attacking. They may rob or attack a victim, using dangerous and deadly weapons for intimidation. More vicious attacks can also happen, leaving victims injuries and traumatized.
Robberies and assaults can cause both physical and emotional trauma. While a victim may make a full physical recovery, the emotional trauma can take years to overcome. Victims may need medical treatment as well as counseling or therapy to deal with conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Such attacks can have a negative impact on victims' quality of life, as they may feel unsafe leaving their homes.
Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping injured parties hold the property owner responsible for failing to provide adequate and competent security measures.
Our Negligent Security Lawyers Can Help
Our team of attorneys excels in investigating negligent security cases. We can review security footage, collect witness statements, and review medical reports. We can help you build a strong case that shows if sufficient steps had been taken, the assault or robbery would not have taken place.
Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping injured parties hold the property owner responsible for failing to provide adequate and competent security measures. With our help, you can seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and lowered quality of life. Our attorneys will fight for you, letting you focus on recovery and feeling safe again.
Discuss Your Personal Injury Case
If you were the victim of a robbery or assault in a place where security was unable to prevent the attack or come to your aid, you may have a case against the property owner. Contact our firm online or call (405) 607-1400 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys and review your legal options. Our firm has spent the past 35 years representing victims in personal injury cases and can use our proven experience to help you.