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It is the responsibility of the victim and their counsel to present evidence that the owner of the property did not offer reasonable security that may have prevented the act that resulted in the victim's injuries.

It is possible that the business will be held accountable in these kinds of scenarios. The following are some instances of such circumstances: 

  • Measures of Primary Protection: The kind of business where the incident took place is an important consideration when analyzing whether appropriate safety precautions were taken. For instance, the security requirements for residential complexes are not the same as those for nightclubs. 
  • Causality: To establish causality, it must be demonstrated that the security breach was the direct cause of the victim's injuries. For instance, if a resident was assaulted as a consequence of a broken lock, then this is most certainly an instance of negligent security on the part of the owner. 
  • Injuries to the Victim's Body or Property: If the victim suffered injuries to their body or had their property taken or damaged, then it is possible that they may need to file a claim for negligent security. 

Potential Financial Compensation in Cases of Negligent Security 

When negligent security contributes to the commission of a crime, the victim or the victim's family may be entitled to financial compensation for a variety of injuries or losses. You may be entitled to receive one or more of the following sorts of compensation if you successfully file a claim for negligent security: 

Injuries and other forms of physical damage are frequently the direct outcome of criminal activity, which can result in significant financial burdens. A victim of this kind of crime has the option of initiating legal action to pursue financial compensation for the damages sustained as a result of the crime. 

The victim may begin to experience difficulties in their capacity to work and provide a livelihood for themselves and their family as a result of the psychological or physical effects of the crime or attack. In this scenario, a victim has the right to file a claim for the loss of income as well as any potential future income. 

In the event that someone has passed away, surviving family members have the right to seek compensation for wrongful death[1] by filing a premises liability case against the entity responsible for the death. 

The circumstances surrounding a negligent security claim can, at times, be very frightening. This may cause the sufferer to have flashbacks, as well as chronic psychological troubles, which limit their capacity to take pleasure in life or perform as effectively as they formerly did.

It is possible that the victim will be able to secure financial compensation for necessary counseling, which can also assist compensate for the victim's pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other psychological disorders that were brought on by the incident. 

The nature of the incident, the degree of liability, the extent of the loss and damages, and other factors all play a role in determining the amount of compensation that a victim or the victim's family may be eligible to receive. If you want to know for sure how much your negligent security claim might be worth, it is in your best interest to speak our team of attorneys. 

Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a quick form to schedule a free initial consultation with our aggressive personal injury attorneys! ¡Hablamos español!

Locations of Frequent Use That are Responsible for Negligent Security 

If you are injured as a result of negligent security, it is imperative that you pursue legal action against the responsible party. There are a number of entities that might be held accountable for the following circumstances:

  • Pubs and Nightclubs:  These are places where altercations are frequent and often inevitable. It is essential to make use of suitable security measures in order to ensure the patrons' safety. Bouncers, metal detectors, and other security precautions and measures are some examples of what might fall under this category.
  • College Campuses: Access control systems, warning systems for potentially hazardous activities, emergency call buttons, and security guards for things like large campus gatherings are some of the measures that universities and colleges are required to put in place to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff on campus. 
  • Apartment Complexes: The owners of the building are responsible for providing an adequate level of security in all the shared sections of the property. This includes items like push-button intercoms, locked gates, and surveillance cameras. 
  • Gas Stations: Gas station patrons should be aware of the potential dangers that exist at gas stations, including inadequate lighting, a lack of surveillance cameras, an inadequate number of employees, and a restricted or obstructed view of the gas pumps by employees. These hazards could result in an accident or injury.
  • Schools: Preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools all have an equal share of the duty to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. Locked doors, the requirement of identification to access a building, and the provision of resources are all examples of safety precautions. 
  • Parking Garages and Lots: These locations require adequate lighting, as well as the presence of security personnel. 
  • Amusement Parks: Every amusement park has to have adequate lighting, security personnel, and call buttons so that visitors may get help if they need it. 
  • Hospitals: It is possible to avoid attacks by putting adequate security measures into place and making certain that staff members are properly taught on what to do in the event that an incident takes place. Having restricted access areas might be helpful in some circumstances. 

You have the right to pursue legal action if you consider that you have been the victim of negligent security. However, given the potential for these cases to include a great deal of complexity, it is strongly recommended that you seek the assistance of an accomplished personal injury attorney. 

This will assist in ensuring that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled to the injuries or losses that you have sustained. 

If you choose the appropriate attorney, they will work hard to collect evidence and make sure that a compelling case is established on your side to assist you in holding the guilty party answerable for the issue. 

Call Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki Today!

The attorneys at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki have years of experience defending people who have been injured as a result of negligent security, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you obtain the justice and compensation that you rightfully deserve. 

Please do not go through this process alone. Not having an attorney representing you oftentimes leads to being pressured into accepting a low-balled settlement.  Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a quick form to schedule a free initial consultation with our aggressive negligent security attorneys! ¡Hablamos español!

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