If you were a victim of an attack, you may have been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and may have been treated for severe injuries. These physical wounds can lead to long recovery times and various medical bills for immediate treatment and for future care and procedures.
Even if you did not experience serious physical injuries, you may have been emotionally traumatized. You may have feared that your life was in danger, and you may now be struggling to cope with the effects of the experience. You may be suffering from depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. These forms of psychological trauma can make it difficult for you to return to work or relate to family or friends. These issues can persist just like physical injuries.
It may be difficult for police to track down and arrest the perpetrator, but you may be able to take legal action against the owner, the manager of the property, or some other party considered responsible for the property where the attack occurred. Although business owners and property managers cannot control the actions of third parties, they have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect customers, tenants, and visitors from harm.
A San Antonio negligent security lawyer may be able to help. You may be entitled to a financial award that can compensate you for physical or emotional injuries associated with a lack of adequate security measures. Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf against an apartment complex, property management company, store, restaurant, bank, hotel, parking garage, gas station, or other business or property. Call our team today at (800) 896-1221 to discuss your case.
Criteria for Liability in a Negligent Security Case
Security measures can deter violent assaults. A business owner or property manager who fails to take reasonable steps to prevent a foreseeable attack may be held accountable, even if a third party committed the attack. To prevail in a negligent security case, your attorney will have to show that the owner of the property had a duty to protect customers or guests, was aware of a need for security measures, or failed to provide appropriate security.
Property owners, or others that may bear responsibility for the property, should take reasonable precautions to keep people safe from attack. Which measures are deemed appropriate will vary from one property and situation to another, but they may include surveillance cameras, locks on doors, fences, security guards, and adequate indoor and outdoor lighting.
If similar attacks have occurred at the same business or property or in the same area in recent weeks or months, the property owner or manager should foresee that more attacks will likely occur. The owner or manager has a duty to put adequate security measures in place and to make sure that existing security equipment is working properly.
Not installing or implementing appropriate security protocols or not promptly repairing damaged equipment can create a dangerous situation for people who visit the property or business. A person who is attacked and harmed may then be able to seek financial compensation from the owner or manager of the property because of negligent security. A property owner may be found liable, for example, if a hole in a fence was not repaired, if a door was not locked, or if security guards were not given adequate training.
For a free legal consultation with a negligent security lawyer serving San Antonio, call 800-896-1221
A San Antonio Negligent Security Lawyer Can Help
Contact our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC so they can begin your case by gathering information about the attack that you experienced, as well as conditions in the area at the time of the assault and security measures that were or were not in place. We can also learn whether similar crimes occurred in the same area around the same time and whether the owner or manager responded to them appropriately.
The team can also review the police report and interview witnesses who saw or heard the attack or events leading up to it. We can examine surveillance or cellphone video, if any exists, to better understand what happened. Our attorneys can also work on finding out if any equipment was damaged and whether the property manager or owner knew of similar attacks in the area.
You have a limited amount of time to act, however. According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years. If you do not sue within that time frame, you may lose out on the ability to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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Contact a San Antonio Negligent Security Lawyer
If you were harmed because the property where an attack took place did not have adequate security, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If we uncover evidence that the business owner or manager did not take reasonable measures to protect customers or guests, we may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual or company on your behalf. We may seek a financial award to compensate you for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 896-1221 so we can get to work on your San Antonio as soon as possible. We work on a contingency basis. That means that you will not have to pay us any money upfront to represent you in a negligent security case. We will only collect a fee if we obtain a financial award on your behalf.