Charleston Inadequate/ Negligent Security Lawyer
The law requires land and property owners to take appropriate security measures to protect the safety of their guests. This duty is imposed because criminal activity happens anywhere, at any time, to anyone. Simple preventative measures, such as installing lighting in parking garages or implementing a deadbolt on rental units, stops a range of criminal activity and failure to take such steps is considered negligence. While the responsibility of a crime ultimately lies with the person committing it, property owners still have a duty to protect their guests with precautionary actions.
These cases are especially painful because, in most cases, the criminal activity or injuries suffered could have been prevented. If you have suffered from injuries that could be attributed to negligent security, the Charleston negligent security attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group understands you are battling difficult physical and emotional turmoil. We are fully prepared to pursue the compensation you deserve from reckless property owners that compromised your safety.
Examples of Negligent Security
“Foreseeability” is critical in negligent security cases; if a crime was reasonably expected to occur without proper safety measures intact, the property owner can be held accountable for injuries resulting from a crime. Some crimes that are foreseeable include theft, robbery, burglary, assault, or sexual assault. It can be proven that property owners failed to maintain adequate security if one of the premises failed in one of the following ways:
- A poorly lighted exterior in parking lots, garages, buildings, apartments, etc.
- Lack of security or patrol personnel
- Lack of proper security hardware, such as locks in hotel rooms, apartment units, etc.
- Making numerous keys for a residential unit, creating the possibility of a break-in
- Failure to install alarms or security cameras
- Careless hiring of staff or security personnel
- Lack of lifeguards in a pool or water area
Unfortunately, a lack of security cameras results in difficulty locating an offender. With this lack of evidence, pursuing charges against the person who actually committed the crime is sometimes not possible. However, you still deserve restitution for your suffering. Pursuing action against the property owner can allow you the compensation you need to heal and prevent such crimes from happening in the future.
Contact an Inadequate/ Negligent Security Lawyer
If all businesses and companies took simple measures to improve the security around their premises, a large number of crimes could be prevented. At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, our negligent security attorneys can fight to pursue damages from property owners who fail to enact preventative safety measures. If you suffered an injury because of the inadequate security of an establishment, don’t hesitate to contact our Charleston offices at (843) 720-0810 for support and guidance in your case.