Inadequate Building / Apartment Security Claims Lawyer
There are many people in the world that can cause harm. These criminals are the reason the security industry exists, helping to deter criminal activity and catch criminals who perpetrate crimes. Commercial property owners have a duty to keep those on their property safe from harm, which includes violent criminals. When a commercial building or apartment complex has inadequate security, it can put those on the premises at risk for injury or harm. If injuries occur, the owners of commercial properties with poor security may be liable for damages due to negligence.
What Is Inadequate Security?
Can an apartment building or commercial property owner prevent all crimes with security? Of course not, but they do have an obligation to reduce the risk of danger to tenants and others on their property. For the purpose of premises liability claims, adequate security is a relative term. It depends on the type of building/business, where the building is located and the history of crime in that neighborhood. A high-crime area or building with a history of criminal activity should be expected to have higher security measures in place than a building in a low crime area.
How Does Security Prevent Injuries?
If a commercial building or apartment complex has adequate security, it is less likely to attract criminals. Security cameras, good lighting, locked entrances, security guards and other methods are meant to keep criminals away. Criminals would prefer an easier target with lower security to reduce their chance of getting caught. If security is lacking, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, shootings and other violent attacks are more likely to occur. When a violent crime occurs and inadequate security was a factor, the building owner may be liable for injuries and damages caused by the crime.
Were you or a loved one injured in a violent crime at your apartment building or another business due to inadequate security? Contact Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law to discuss your claim. We can advise you on whether you may seek compensation for your injuries from the business owner. The consultation is free, and there is no obligation.