San Diego Negligent Security Lawyers
Serious Injuries as the Result of Inadequate Security
When you enter stores, businesses, offices, hotels, and restaurants, or go to a concert, festival, or sporting event, the property owners and management have an obligation to protect you from foreseeable injuries and crimes. Because you were invited onto their property, they have to take reasonable precautions so that you remain safe from harm. Unfortunately, many businesses and event organizers fail to protect their visitors from harm.
When property owners don’t take proper security measures, their patrons may suffer stolen property, assaults, robberies, or worse. The question then turns to who is liable for those injuries or stolen property. To answer this question for your own situation, please consult with an experienced San Diego premises liability attorney by calling (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.
The Concept of Premises Liability
"Premises liability" is a legal term that means that the owner of the premises will be liable for certain crimes or torts (injuries) that occur on their property. If you are assaulted in a nightclub or bar, for example, the owner of that bar can be held liable for your injuries if they failed to take adequate security measures. The most common ways that an owner can be held liable for negligent security are:
- Complete lack of security
- Inadequate security measures
- Lack of video cameras
- Failing to comply with security laws
- Failing to protect against known or foreseeable harm
Some examples of adequate security might include the following:
- Installing closed-circuit TV cameras
- Hiring security guards or "bouncers"
- Not over-serving customers
- Not letting intoxicated people into the establishment
- Not letting known violent or disruptive people into the establishment
- Not serving drinks in glass bottles or glasses
- Providing adequate supervision of employees
Sometimes an employer will hire someone who is unfit to do his job. Other times, they hire someone who has a negative track record, but fail to investigate that track record. In these cases, the injured victim may be able to hold the employer liable for his or her damages.
If a property owner knows that their property could potentially be dangerous, that owner has a duty to supervise the property and ensure that no one gets harmed. For example, a public pool can be a very dangerous place, especially for young children. If that pool fails to hire enough lifeguards to supervise the pool properly, the pool owner could be held liable if anyone drowns.
Damages Resulting from Inadequate Security
Damages from inadequate security aren’t limited to just medical bills. They may also include the following:
- Permanent injury
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma and PTSD, especially after gun violence
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- And more
There are certain places where ample security is needed. Clubs, bars, and sporting event must have adequate security to protect their patrons from reasonably foreseeable criminal threats.
Businesses must provide reasonable security for criminal acts that they should expect in conducting their business. If you have been assaulted at a bar or concert, you might have a claim against the property owner.
Of course, not every incident can be treated equally. Sometimes, after a heinous act done by a third party, the property owner will not be held liable for your injuries. The best way to determine if you have a case is to consult a San Diego injury lawyer who has experience in negligent security matters.
Contact Our San Diego Negligent Security Attorneys Now
Jurewitz Law Group’s legal team is experienced and would be happy to help you. In the past, we have represented many people who were victims of physical injuries stemming from negligent security, including a case involving the family of a child who was killed by gangmember due to negligent security at an apartment complex. If you or someone you know has been injured or lost property due to negligent security, please call our office at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation.
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