Individuals may have been involved in an accident where they were injured or attacked due to inadequate security measures on a certain property. When they are on the premises, the premises has a responsibility to maintain a certain standard of care that prevents criminal activity and encourages the safety of visitors. Establishments take specific measures to provide a security system that is effective. These establishments may include 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.
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. When there is a lack of security, individuals face a higher risk of being injured in an accidental slip and fall or it can hide criminal activity.
How do I build a case?
These premises liability cases will include an investigation to determine the root of the accident. Whether it was a lack of lighting or poorly working security cameras, these injured individuals or victim should file a report to document the incident that occurred. This can give more detail about the incident, including the time and why it occurred. This report can add to the case. They should also get their injuries documented at a doctor’s office to build to the case further. This can prove that their injuries happened as a result of their accident due to the lacking security standards that were in place. Cases of inadequate security 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.
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.