If you have been unfairly injured as a result of negligent security, you deserve justice. It is fair to expect that, as a customer in a store, you would be safe shopping or when walking to and from your car. If employed in an area at a high-risk for crime, it would also be reasonable to expect that your employer would take steps to ensure your safety. While a property owner cannot protect visitors from any and all danger, they do bear a responsibility to guarantee visitors a reasonable amount of safety while on their property.
If you were exposed to unsafe conditions because of a negligent property owner or security company, a Bakersfield negligent security lawyer can help. Maybe you were the victim of a violent crime because a property owner or business failed to provide a safe environment while you were on their premises. If that is the case, a tough lawyer might be able to get you the justice you deserve.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we fight hard for victims just like you; those injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. To see how we might be able to help you, give us a call today for a free consultation at (800) 896-1221. Tell us about your case, and let us help you plot a path to justice. We will fight to get you everything you deserve, and if we do not win, you pay us nothing.
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You Have the Right To Pursue Civil Justice
If you were the victim of a violent crime because a negligent property owner, security company, or security guard failed to ensure you a reasonable amount of safety, you have the right to pursue justice. While the person who hurt you may be facing criminal consequences, that is not the only kind of justice you can receive. In addition to criminal justice, you have the right to pursue civil justice.
Although the property owner or their security company may not be directly responsible for the violence you suffered, they may be indirectly responsible. If they were negligent in their duties to guarantee you a reasonable amount of safety, they may have created a situation that unfairly exposed you to danger or violence. In that case, not only are you the victim of a violent crime, but you are also a victim of a negligent property or business owner.
As a result, you have the right to seek justice against the negligent party. You can do so by filing a lawsuit against those responsible for creating the unsafe environment in which you were injured. A Bakersfield negligent security lawyer can help you get started filing your lawsuit.
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Determining Liability for the Unsafe Conditions
Dangerous property conditions are typically the result of negligent property owners, security companies, or individual security employees, and liability will be determined by your specific circumstances.
Though all property owners must create a reasonably safe environment for their visitors, the interventions necessary to do so may vary from property to property, depending on location. For example, a bank may have to take greater security measures to provide customers a reasonable level of safety than a church in the same location, simply due to the inherent risks associated with operating a bank. If the bank failed to take those extra steps to ensure customers’ safety, it could be held liable for failing to do so.
Similarly, a business may have to take greater security measures than another of its kind simply because of its location. A bank in a high-crime neighborhood may have to implement more security interventions than a bank in a lower-crime neighborhood. Failure to do so could result in liability on the bank’s part for any harm customers or employees suffer as a result of subpar safety conditions. If either of these situations applies to you, the property owner where you were injured may be liable for not providing their visitors sufficient security.
Negligent Security Companies
If a property owner does take adequate measures to keep their property safe, they are not negligent in their duty to provide a reasonably safe environment. If the owner hired a security company to maintain the property’s safety, the security company is responsible for overseeing the property and is liable for harm that results from their negligence. A security company that fails to perform their duty to keep a property secure is accountable for not meeting the standards they are required to meet.
Negligent Security Company Employees
If a security company is successful at implementing security measures and harm occurs as a result of a negligent security employee, that individual employee would likely bear liability for that harm. An employer is not typically liable for an employee who is negligently operating outside the scope of their employment. For example, a security employee who is off the premises while they are supposed to be working is operating outside the scope of their employment and is liable for the harm that results from their negligent behavior.
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Compensation for Your Losses
When you negotiate a settlement or win a jury verdict for a damage award in your case, you will earn two types of compensation: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that reimburse you for past and future expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. These expenses might include money spent on medical bills or lost wages for past and future missed work. Non-economic damages are to compensate for other losses you suffered, like pain, suffering, disfigurement, trauma, and permanent injuries.
If you have suffered or been injured as a result of negligent security, you are a victim who deserves justice. You also deserve a lawyer who can help you get justice and hold those responsible for the negligent security accountable. A Bakersfield negligent security lawyer can help you determine whether you may be eligible to collect compensation as justice for the harm you suffered.
To see how Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help build you a case to fight for all that you deserve, call our team today for a free consultation at (800) 896-1221. We care about you and want you to win a damage award to compensate for the suffering you have endured. We work on a contingency basis. There is no need to worry about payment until after we have won your case.