What counts as premises liability?

When walking through the mall, you casually stroll around while looking at various window displays to decide what stores would be best to venture into. You decided you wanted to add to your new summer wardrobe and the mall was your first place to look. You are familiar with the mall and the stores available there. With all the stores available, you figured it would be easy to complete your goal of getting some new clothes. It’s starting to take you longer than you thought. The sales weren’t as good as you thought. With only a few items bought, you figured it was enough to qualify as your shopping spree for the summer season. When walking to your car, you realize that the parking garage isn’t as bright as it should be. Now, it’s nighttime and you can’t seem to find where you parked your car. You have to set your car alarm off to be able to see where your car is in the dark. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been attacked, you can seek legal action against the owner of the property.

These cases are referred to as a premises liability case. 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.

To claim inadequate security for a case like this, you will need the help of a legal team. Experienced professionals can help you build a case in order to prove premise liability. We have seen cases of inadequate security 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.

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. This helps to ensure that no criminal activity can take place there. Criminal activity could result in life-threatening incidents.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a situation involving inadequate security, you may be entitled to compensation. Seek professional counsel in order to examine your situation and see if the premises was liable for the incident you were faced with.

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.

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