Security Negligence and Premises Liability
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Bank owners, nightclubs, retail stores, hotels, apartments and other businesses all have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care to protect their customers against foreseeable violent crimes. If you were a victim of an assault, robbery, battery or rape that could have been prevented or deterred had the premises owner taken reasonable care to secure their property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. As a prominent Boston personal injury law firm, our lawyers are committed to providing our clients with superior legal representation.
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Proving Negligent Security
In order to have a viable security negligence case, the plaintiff must
show the landowner failed to take
a use reasonable care to discover other previous criminal activities or
failed to provide adequate warning to customers, visitors and guests which
could prevent injury.
Examples of measures a business can take to discover or prevent criminal activities:
- Install security camera systems
- Hire security patrol
- Install central station burglar alarm
In addition, the plaintiff will also have to prove they were hurt because of a third party’s acts that were reasonably foreseeable. Had the landowner not breached their duty of reasonable care, the plaintiff would not have been injured. Foreseeability is a major component in security negligence cases. Courts can establish foreseeability based on whether or not a previous crime has occurred on the property.
For example, if a plaintiff was robbed in the poorly lit parking lot of a ritzy hotel and three previous parking lot robberies had occurred prior without the hotel making changes to provide adequate security or deter any further crime the plaintiff would have a strong security negligence case. Another way of looking at this is that the landowner violated the safety rules that keep us all safe.
Let Our Boston Premises Liability Attorney Help You!
If you were a victim of a crime committed in the parking lot of a business, apartment complex, hotel or retail space, you have likely suffered emotional trauma and/or costly injuries. Let our Boston personal injury attorneys fight for your rights.
Contact our skilled Boston injury attorney today to set up your free consultation.