Some people depend on some type of security system to keep them safe on public and private properties. Therefore, people may assume that the places they visit have equally reliable methods of security.
We trust companies, organizations, our employers, airports, hospitals, schools, and other public places to keep us safe. If security and/or another entity you depended on has failed to keep you safe, you could be entitled to pursuing financial awards. The legal team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC does not want to see you suffer.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to see how we can help you recover what you have lost. You do not pay anything unless we win for you. Call the offices of Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free consultation. Reach out today at (800) 896-1221 to learn about what a St. Louis negligent security lawyer can do for you.
When a person is injured as the result of a violent crime on a property in which they expected to be kept safe, they can hold the owner of that property liable for the crime if the property owner’s negligence and lack of security made the property vulnerable to crime. Negligence is when one fails to act to the standard of care in the given circumstances through inaction or other related behaviors.
If the property owner could have prevented the criminal activity by implementing a reliable level of security but did not, that is security negligence. A property owner should ensure the reasonable safety and protection of their visitors. If necessary, if the owner has any reason to believe a visitor could be in danger of being a victim in a violent crime, they must take safety precautions and make accommodations that protect their property visitors.
If the perpetrator of the crime that injured you is already in jail or prison and facing criminal justice, that does not negate your personal right to civil justice. Your right to civil justice gives you the power to sue the owner of the property on which the crime occurred for their lack of protection of you and their property. If they did not invest in any, or enough, security to keep you and their other guests safe, they should be held liable, and you deserve justice.
Get in touch with the legal team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC for help with your negligent security case.
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Negligent Security Premises Liability Can Happen Anywhere
A property visitor’s safety should always be the concern of that property owner. When an individual or business opens their property to the public, there are certain standards the property location must meet. This is the same for other public entities, like schools and government buildings. Negligent security can be an issue anywhere.
Some examples include, but are not limited to:
- Hotels, Airbnb, and Vrbo private vacation rentals
- Drive-through locations, such as bank tellers, restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores
- Larger retailers, shopping centers, malls, etc.
- ATM locations
- State and federal government properties, courthouses, and other agencies
- High-value properties, such as pharmacies, banks, and jewelry stores
- Personal properties, homes, and small businesses
- Apartment complexes, where residents who expect to be protected by their building security are not
- Private parking lots; Some big cities have parking lots owned by businesses and keep no attendant present. Customers are supposed to pay their fee at a parking meter on the premises. If the parking lot owner knows that their property is in an area vulnerable to crime but decides not to implement any security to protect individuals, they could be liable for any violent crime their patrons.
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Filing a Negligent Security Premises Liability Lawsuit
There are a few things you need to consider when filing a negligent security premises liability lawsuit.
Who You Should Sue
In most cases, this will be the property owner. In other cases, it could be the security company or staff who was negligent on the property. For example, maybe the property owner did not have the proper equipment and security staff on their premises.
When You Should File:
According to Missouri Revised Statute § 516.120, personal injury victims must file their lawsuit within five years of the date of the injury, or they could lose the right to file a lawsuit at all.
Where You Should File
You need to file your lawsuit in the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred. If your injury happened in St. Louis, a St. Louis negligent security lawyer can help you with filing your case using the proper protocols for that jurisdiction.
Why You Should File
When you have been injured, there is already a great deal of physical and emotional trauma. Worrying about how you will cover new expenses related to missed work or recovery can be overwhelming and hinder your recovery.
If your accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, they need to pay you for all that you have lost. The lawsuit should reimburse you for any financial losses, plus compensation for mental and emotional suffering you have endured.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help You with Your Case
Ben Crump Law, PLLC is determined to help victims receive justice. You are under no obligation to have us represent you when you call us for a free consultation. A St. Louis negligent security lawyer can help you fight for what you deserve. Call us today to learn more at (800) 896-1221.