Negligent security is a type of premises liability claim, which means a landowner may be liable for injury that happens on their premises. A property owner has a responsibility to keep the property reasonably safe for visitors. This includes keeping the property free of dangerous conditions and also making sure the property is adequately secure to keep visitors safe. If a visitor or tenant is injured because of negligent security on the grounds, the owner may be liable for the costs and losses associated with those injuries. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact a Fayette County premises liability attorney to discuss a possible claim.
Negligent security claims often apply to buildings such as hotels, parking garages, apartment complexes, and other places where there are unsupervised areas where people often go. For example, if a landlord claims an apartment building is secure with a locked gate, the tenants should be able to trust that the gate will be locked. If the landlord then fails to secure the premises or fix a broken lock on the gate, and a criminal gets in and injures a tenant, that tenant should be able to recover for their injuries.
Some typical negligent security claims arise from:
- Faulty locks, doors, gates, or fences
- Inadequate lighting in common areas and parking areas
- Failing to warn for potential dangers
- Stating there are security measures, such as cameras or alarms, and then failing to provide them
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Negligent security claims can be complicated because they often involve the actions of third party criminals. Luckily, an experienced premises liability lawyer knows how to handle this type of case. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you should always call the Law Offices of Shane Smith for assistance. Do not hesitate to contact our office today at (770) 487-8999.