Accidents Due to Inadequate Security | What to Know

If you have been injured due to inadequate security, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability claim. Many premises liability claims involve a lack of security measures. To learn more about filing a premises liability claim and the steps you should take after sustaining injuries, continue reading. Reach out to our experienced personal injury firm if you require assistance with filing your future claim. We are here to help.

What is inadequate security?

There are many forms of inadequate security that may result in injuries being sustained. The following are the most common forms of inadequate security to lead to accidents:

  • Failure to have security cameras installed
  • Not having working surveillance cameras
  • Failure to properly train security guards
  • Having insufficient lighting in walkways, stairways, and other areas

What steps should I take after being injured?

Take the following steps after you have been injured due to inadequate security to increase your chances of filing a successful premises liability claim to recover the compensation you deserve:

  1. Alert the authorities and the store or property owner of your accident.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance, if you can, take photos of the unsafe conditions that led to your accident.
  3. If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. When medical assistance arrives, seek treatment immediately.
  5. Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Washington D.C. is generally three years. This means that from the date of your accident you will have three years to take legal action. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim within three years may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to schedule your initial consultation with our firm. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with your future claim.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.