While walking through a parking garage, individuals should be provided with the proper lighting to prevent any incidents from occurring. Whether this incident involves a criminal or just an accident, with the proper lighting it could be avoided. When owners of a property fail to uphold certain safety standards, they may be putting the lives of those on the premises at risk. This can lead to a lawsuit. If individuals become aware of the inadequate security due to an accident where they were injured, they may file a lawsuit. 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. If you suffered an injury in one of these premises, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. This compensation can be in the form of economic compensation, which may cover medical bills, lost wages and future wages.
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.
What places have these standards?
Establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety. Places such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, have to meet a standard of security. With these security standards in place, it helps to prevent criminal activity from taking place there. Criminal activity could result in life-threatening incidents.
Is there an investigation?
An investigation will be needed to prove the conditions you have witnessed and were injured as a result of. When you are injured, you should always seek medical attention. This is to ensure your injuries are tended to and that you are in good health. It will also document the extent of your injuries for the lawsuit. If it is proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that contributed to your incident, then you may be able to win the lawsuit. This can help you gain compensation for you injuries. You may win economic damages that refer to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages.
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.