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Negligent Security

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Horrendous incidents like assault, rape, and robbery often happen on commercial and private properties such as apartment buildings, hotels, and even hospitals. If you or a loved one is the victim of such a crime, you are not alone.  It’s imperative that you retain counsel, as the owner of the property where the crime occurred may be liable to compensate you for the havoc these terrible incidents can wreak.

When you are the victim of a crime, your health, safety, and well-being are of paramount importance. But if the property doesn’t have adequate security, the owners or management company could be ruled as negligent – and it would be in your best interest to retain trustworthy and compassionate counsel in navigating the difficult road ahead. When the property owner has exercised negligence and created a hazardous environment, a thorough investigation into fault must be conducted. These cases and their evidence gathering can be complex, but our dedicated Phoenix negligent security attorneys at Plattner Verderame, P.C. want to help. When you’ve been the victim of crime, we consult with you to determine the most effective course of action.

What is negligent security?

When people or companies who own property fail to secure their land or facilities against dangerous people and crimes, the victim of the crime may have a civil claim to receive compensation for medical treatment and other losses incurred as a result of the injurious crime. Your case must adequately demonstrate that the property owner was negligent, and that you were injured as a direct result of this negligence.

An example of a negligent security claim in Arizona occurred in December of 2016, when a Tucson Medical Center employee was shot in a parking garage. This suit claimed that the hospital was negligent because it failed to provide adequate security. There were not enough security guards on duty, the lighting in the garage was inadequate, and security cameras were not in proper working order.

Some examples of conditions that would insinuate negligent security are:

  • Lack of security forces or guards
  • Open gates
  • Open or broken locks
  • Lack of, or absent, security precautions or measures in enclosed areas
  • Neglecting to screen employees for criminal history
  • Failing to monitor, or simply not having, an electronic security system
  • Not monitoring security cameras
  • Poor lighting (interior or exterior)

Some appropriate measures property owners can take to ensure adequate safety and security are:

  • Ensuring proper lighting (for example, having bright lights in a parking garage)
  • Locking doors and windows where appropriate
  • Installing and monitoring security cameras on the premises
  • Regularly maintaining property and security measures
  • Gating entrances with automatically closing gates
  • Employing security guards

If a property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to you or a loved one’s injuries, call a Phoenix negligent security attorney that will be dedicated to your case. Generally, the statute of limitations for these cases is two years, but may be extended one year in certain cases. If you were the victim of a crime on poorly maintained government property, however, these terms may not apply.

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our dependable, Phoenix negligent security lawyers work with clients to prepare to take their case to trial. We aim to obtain as much information as possible when studying the facts of your case. We investigate the property thoroughly by taking photographs, talking with security professionals, and examining police records. Should your case proceed to the courtroom, our expert litigators will be more than prepared to advocate for you. We are compassionate, focused, and prioritize attention to detail.

Call our Phoenix negligent security attorneys for a free and confidential consultation

While you do have a few years before the statute of limitations runs out, the sooner you retain a knowledgeable attorney, the better off you or your loved one will be. Contact Plattner Verderame, P.C. today for a free and confidential consultation. You can talk with a team member about your legal options after being the victim of a crime. Money is no object here, as we charge cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means there’s no need to worry about upfront costs. You won’t owe us a dime unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. Call us at 602-266-2002 or contact us online today.