Charleston Attorneys for Negligent Security
Did a Lack of Adequate Protection Result in Your Injury?
If you were injured as a result of criminal violence on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold them accountable for what happened to you. You’ve probably never considered the fact that you could sue someone for a crime that happened to you on property that person owns or leases, but it’s possible if their security measures were inadequate or nonexistent.
At Bailess Smith PLLC, we can help you fight your negligent security personal injury claim. Being a victim of a crime can cause physical, mental, and emotional damage. If you’re enduring such hardship as a result of a crime that happened on someone else’s unsafe property, you can hold them accountable for negligence in taking action to prevent the incident.
Negligent security measures may include the following and more:
- Lack of warning signage
- Lack of lighting in parking lots and parking garages
- Lack of security cameras in high-risk areas
- Failing to restrict distribution of duplicate keys
- Failure to recover prior tenant’s keys or change locks
- Lack of security guards to monitor premises
This list is far from a substantive rundown of how a landowner could have let you down. There is a multitude of ways a property owner could have taken action to prevent someone from becoming a victim of a crime on their property. The best way to determine if you may have a valid claim from your situation is to consult with a negligent security attorney in Charleston who can help you understand how you can pursue fair and just compensation.
Contact Bailess Smith PLLC online or call (304) 553-0337 to reach out to our firm and arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.
What Can I Recover from a Negligent Security Claim?
Circumstances aside, there’s much difference between what you can get our of a negligent security claim and a personal injury claim. You are holding someone accountable for your injuries because they fostered conditions on their property that led to a crime against you or made it likely to occur.
Compensable damages you can recover include the following and more:
- Physical injury (cuts, gunshot wounds, bruising, broken bones, etc.)
- The cost of medical bills resulting from the treatment of your injuries
- Emotional and mental trauma created by the crime against you
- Lost wages resulting from missing work due to injuries or therapy
- Any property that was stolen or damaged
A negligent security attorney in Charleston can help you recover the costs for the reasons above or others that are the result of a crime against you. These cases are unique because holding a property owner accountable for these things doesn’t preclude the possibility of suing the criminal – if caught – for their actions and recovering similar damages from them.
Residential buildings, gas stations, restaurants, parking lots, and other places should be made safer by their property owners for use at any time of day. If you believe someone’s property had insufficient or negligent security measures in place to properly protect you, reach out to a personal injury attorney from Bailess Smith PLLC for help!
Contact our firm online to arrange a free consultation where we’ll discuss your situation and help you under stable the viability of moving forward with your claim.