Have you been a victim of a crime in a public space? If so, think about this question: if the building had had adequate security, could the crime have been prevented?
At Johnnie Bond Law, we have helped dozens of clients across the Washington, D.C. area seek compensation for negligent security claims. If you’ve suffered an injury due to inadequate security, contact our team today for a free consultation with an inadequate security lawyer.
What Is a Negligent Security Case?
Business and property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their properties are safe for visitors. One essential aspect of maintaining a safe environment is taking necessary safety protocols.
Not every business needs to have a team of security guards or a high-end security system. However, companies that keep cash on their premises — such as banks or grocery stores — should have adequate security protocols.
Similarly, organizations that may be prone to intruders — such as college campuses or hotels — should also prioritize security. In these cases, adequate security measures can be as simple as having strategically placed streetlights near sidewalks and keeping a security team on call.
If you have been a victim of a crime in a public space, the property owner may be negligent for having inadequate security measures. Consulting with a negligent security lawyer can help you understand your rights and walk you through the claims process.
Criteria for a Negligent Security Case
Like all liability lawsuits, your negligent security case must meet specific criteria:
- Duty of care: the business owner had an obligation to provide adequate security to prevent foreseeable dangers.
- Breach of duty: The business owner failed to provide those adequate security measures.
- Resulting injury: The business owner’s failure to secure the premises led you to experience an injury.
- Resulting damages: Your injury led to physical, financial, or other damages.
If you’re unsure whether your case meets these conditions, our team can help.
Our Legal Team Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a lack of adequate security in a public space, you may be able to receive compensation from the property owner. However, presenting a compelling case is essential to obtaining the most compensation from your negligent security claim.
As a result, we recommend hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you throughout the claims process. Our Johnnie Bond Law team can provide the following services to assist your claim:
- Help you investigate and file the necessary paperwork
- Provide legal advice and guidance
- Communicate with the property owner and their insurance company on your behalf
- Represent you in court
We’d be happy to take the responsibility for your negligent security claim off your shoulders and give you adequate time to heal physically and emotionally from your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Negligent Security Attorney Serving the DC Area
If you’ve experienced an injury due to criminal activity, you may have grounds for an inadequate security claim. Contact our Johnnie Bond Law team today at 202-686-6803 to schedule a consultation with a negligent security lawyer.
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