Property owners are responsible for protecting visitors from harm, and that includes providing adequate security to prevent criminal activity like assault. If a lack of security has led you to suffer an injury that could have been avoided, speak to an attorney, as you may be entitled to compensation. The Phoenix negligent security lawyers at Torgenson Law have decades of experience obtaining compensation for injured clients. Call (602) 726-0747 to discuss your case in a free evaluation today.
You may be able to pursue a lawsuit for damages if you are injured on someone else’s property and would not have been had there been adequate security. Claims over negligent security fall into the larger category of premises liability lawsuits, which seek to hold property owners accountable for injuries sustained on their real estate. Specifically, negligent security lawsuits attempt to uphold the legal and ethical obligation by which all property owners are bound. That entails offering lawful visitors reasonable and adequate security protections against foreseeable crimes committed by third parties. A foreseeable crime, for example, could be a robbery occurring at a business that is located in an area with a high crime rate. The owner should know that visitors may be at a higher risk of being targeted and take precautions.
Injuries commonly occur in the following scenarios, in which there is an issue of negligent security:
Victims who have been attacked on commercial property may be able to obtain the following types of compensation when pursuing an injury claim:
This type of compensation is for objective, quantifiable losses, such as medical expenses (past and future), lost wages, loss of future earning potential, and damage to property.
These damages are meant for more subjective forms of harm, including the experience of physical pain and psychological suffering, along with on-going emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages are not designed to compensate victims or their families, but to meant as an additional punishment for defendants who are deemed to have acted in particularly egregious ways.
Several parties may be liable for your injuries, including the property owner, management company, and security company. Having your case evaluated by an attorney will ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
A negligent security attorney in Phoenix can assist you during this time to ease the stress and burden of dealing with your injuries and losses alone. They will take over by thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the events which caused your injury. While doing so, your lawyer can determine whether better security measures should have been in place to prevent your attack and which parties are at fault. When filing an injury claim, the property owner’s insurance company will likely attempt to avoid liability. An experienced attorney will have knowledge of how to negotiate fair compensation and will have calculated the value of your claim to ensure you do not settle for less.
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, and you think negligent security may have been a factor, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We have the experience to help you through this difficult situation and see that justice is done for you and your family.