Under premises liability law, property owners are required to ensure that their property is safe from foreseeable criminal activity to the best of their abilities. When inadequate security results in an individual suffering from crimes such as rape, robbery, serious assault or murder, the property owner can be held liable for the damages incurred, and the victim may be entitled to financial compensation. Our compassionate team of legal professionals is dedicated to helping victims of negligent security obtain justice for the trauma they have endured.
There are many factors that can play a role in a personal injury case involving inadequate security. In some situations, multiple factors may be involved, and in others, more than one party may be responsible. Our firm will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine the possible negligence of all parties who could be responsible. Some types of inadequate security include failure to install video cameras, lack of properly trained security guards, insufficient lighting in parking or common areas, malfunctioning locks on windows or doors, and failure to warn of criminal activity.
Crimes that result in injuries sustained due to inadequate security occur in a variety of types of businesses in Nevada. Hotels, casinos, office buildings, shopping malls and other establishments that offer public access have a duty to protect individuals who are on the premises for the financial benefit of the property owner or business from any foreseeable criminal activity. Unfortunately, proving that the property owner or company is negligent can be difficult.
The first step in an injury case involving security negligence is to prove that the property owner had a duty to protect the victim, and the second step is to show that the responsible party breached that duty. Once these factors are established, victims must be able to prove that they sustained injuries as a result of the breach. Since most cases of security negligence result in crimes like rape, robbery or assault, the injuries that victims sustain can vary significantly but often include significant physical harm as well as emotional trauma. In most cases, medical records from hospitals, doctors and mental health professionals are sufficient evidence to prove the extent of the victim’s injuries. Other damages, like lost wages and medical costs can often be recovered once proof of injury has been established.
Our firm offers a FREE consultation to victims who have been injured due to security negligence. We are committed to providing you with compassionate, aggressive legal representation to ensure that you achieve justice for your injuries. Since we work on a contingency basis, you won’t owe us anything until we obtain a fair settlement in your favor.