Negligent security is a problem that can affect all of us when we go about our daily lives, for example when shopping, staying at hotels, or going out to eat at restaurants. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the most common places for robbery and property crimes are parking garages, restaurants, bars, and other commercial businesses.
Even just filling up our cars or grabbing a snack can make us vulnerable to attacks. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics, almost 10% of all robberies happen at gas stations and convenience stores. Many of these assaults and robberies are committed with weapons such as firearms and knives.
If you suffered injuries and emotional trauma in an attack on someone else’s premises in Dallas, whether a business, hotel, apartment complex, or another property, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Find out how a Dallas negligent security lawyer can help. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today and speak to a team member to discuss your legal options at 800-959-1444.
Injuries from Assaults and Attacks
Assaults and attacks such as violent robberies and rapes can be physically painful as well as traumatizing for victims. Some of the more common injuries suffered in assaults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are:
- Internal Injuries
- Strains or sprains
The upper body tends to be more prone to injuries in assaults, including the head, torso, arms, and hands. Assaults can sometimes end in death for the victim. However, in any attack or sexual assault, even if the physical injuries are minor, the emotional effects can be devastating for victims. They may suffer from depression, anxiety, flashbacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The psychological effects can change a victim’s entire life and have a lasting negative impact on their overall life quality.
All these injuries, whether physical or psychological, may require extensive treatment and time off work. If the owner of a gas station, apartment complex, or other business, was negligent, and that negligence resulted in your injuries, then you should not have to pay for your medical treatments and other expenses arising from an assault.
Contact a Dallas negligent security lawyer to find out if you could hold a business or property owner responsible for your injuries and emotional anguish.
Types of Negligent Security Lawsuits
If you are the victim of an attack, robbery, rape, shooting, or any other assault on someone else’s property, you could receive compensation. Some examples of negligent security cases can include:
- Assault in an apartment complex
- Assault in a hotel’s public area or your hotel room
- Attack or robbery in a parking garage
- Attack at a gas station
- Rape on a college campus
There can be many other examples of negligent security. If you were hurt due to the negligence of a business owner of a company that failed to provide adequate security for their premises, you could take legal action. Businesses should provide adequate security and can be held to account for failing to do so. Contact a Dallas negligent security lawyer to find out whether you have a valid claim and could be eligible for financial recovery.
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Compensation in Negligent Security Cases
If a business or property owner knows that their premises lack security and fails to do something about it, you could potentially hold them to account for any injuries suffered in an attack on the property.
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What is Inadequate Security?
Negligent security can occur in many different locations frequented by the public. Especially if a store or business had prior assaults or robberies happening on their premises, they have to do something about it and ensure adequate security. Examples of inadequate security can include:
- Inadequate lighting
- Absence of security cameras
- Broken security cameras
- Absence of security personnel
- Inadequately qualified or trained security personnel
- Broken security locks
- Broken gates
- Inadequate or broken fencing
Failing to provide adequate security can also be a failure to respond to a security alarm or an emergency call.
If you were hurt in an attack where the property owner neglected proper security on their premises, you could receive compensation for any costs connected to the crime, for example:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Property damage
You could also receive additional compensation and punitive damages. An attorney can help you to calculate your damages accurately for a fair settlement.
Proving Negligent Security
In order to have a negligent security personal injury case, it is not enough to simply suffer an attack on someone else’s property. You will also have to prove that the owner of the premises was negligent. Evidence you might need in a negligent security lawsuit can include:
- Police reports of the incident
- Witness’ statements
- Photographs and videos
- Security camera footage
- Any other evidence pointing to negligent security
You do not need to struggle with collecting evidence and proving your case on your own. A lawyer can help you gather and preserve evidence and build a case against a negligent property owner.
However, it is crucial that you start the process as soon as possible, as time limits may apply for filing your lawsuit. If you wait too long to take action, evidence can “disappear”, and witnesses may not remember all the details of your attack. Contact a lawyer for help with your case as soon as you are able after the incident.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help
If you suffered injuries from an assault or an attack on a property where you should have been safe, we can help you. Our team understands that being the victim of an attack or assault can be extremely upsetting and turn your entire life upside down physically as well as emotionally.
Medical bills and psychotherapy costs can spiral out of control quickly. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we believe that those responsible should pay for your damages and adequately compensate you. We can build your case and fight for your rights to justice and compensation.
We have the resources to take on businesses and property owners without charging you any upfront attorney’s fees. We get paid if we win your case and you receive a settlement.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today and speak with one of our team members about how we could help you receive compensation at 800-959-1444.