Premises liability outlines a property owner's responsibility to keep you safe while you are a guest of his or her property. Premises liability can cover safety from slip and falls, injuries due to malfunctioning equipment and also it places responsibility on the owner to provide suitable security. Suitable security will depend to a large degree on how the property is being used. For example, a restaurant owner may be held accountable if as a result of their negligence another customer strikes you. Another instance where a property owner may be liable in the event of inadequate security is if an apartment manager fails to provide lighting around your apartment building and you get robbed in the cover of darkness. In this case the owner has provided inadequate security because it is reasonable to expect the apartment to be well lit.
Other buildings and businesses that may be liable for inadequate security breeches are cruise ships, hotels, and banks. Some instances that inadequate security constitutes negligence are when the owner realizes a risk exists and fails to make accommodations to reasonably protect you. Inadequate security in these types of businesses may result in serious and traumatic injury. For example, if you are on a cruise and are raped or mugged, the cruise ship owners may be liable if they fail to have security. This would also apply to a business such as a hotel that doesn't have security or security cameras. Inadequate security leads to many cases of injury and sometimes death. As a guest on someone's property you have a right to have expectations that your safety is a priority.
Different states and jurisdictions have different laws overseeing premises liability and the role that inadequate security plays in litigation. However, most states agree that as a guest you should be provided with basic security. If you are hurt as a result of a property owner's carelessness or negligence, getting prompt legal representation will help you receive the compensation you deserve. Inadequate security as a factor in litigation may be affected by statutes of limitations that make it important to file a suit in a timely manner. In addition your lawyers will need time to assess the particulars involved in your inadequate safety premises suit before the case can go to court. Premises liability due to inadequate security may yield damages from loss of work, medical care and pain and suffering. In addition a premises liability suit due to inadequate security may also be awarded to survivors in the event of death of a victim of inadequate security.
If you or someone you love has adversely suffered due to a lack of proper security oversight, you may be entilted to see a financial settlement against those responsible. You must act quickly, for laws in your state called statutes of limitations restrict the amount of time you have to take action. Contact our inadequate security lawyers today.