Can inadequate security cause a premises liability case?

Premises liability cases can involve a lack of security measures that have been involved in this accident. These situations can be accidents where an individual slipped and fell or had criminal activity occur.  Property owners should maintain a standard level of security for customers that pass through. Security measures are taken to prevent criminal acts and accidents from occurring on the property. These measures are also in place to monitor the area and know of what is going on. Certain establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety, such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, which should meet a standard of security to provide a safe premises.

If the owner does not keep up with safety standards, they may be causing harm to individuals. These security measures are needed to provide surveillance of the area. If it is proven that inadequate security has contributed to an accident, the injured individual may be able to hold the property owner responsible. They have a responsibility to uphold a certain level of security. If they are lacking in security, it could prove negligence on their behalf. With lacking security measures, individuals may be harmed further. When an owner or manager does not take proper security measures to provide an expected level of safety in an environment, they can be held accountable. Inadequate security cases can be based on poor or inadequate lighting, lack of or non-working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security staff, poorly maintained landscaping and broken locks or unlocked perimeter doors. All of these instances can be used to prove a case of inadequate security, putting the liability on the premises.

Is there an investigation?

An investigation is needed to prove that there were inadequate security measures to protect the premises and all those in it. By conducting an investigation into the accident, it can prove that there were inadequate security measures in place and that updates need to be made so that property owners can protect customers. This can hold a property owner responsible for an accident and injury that someone has suffered from. When the property owner can be held responsible, this can provide the injured party with compensation.

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.