The owner of any property has a legal duty to ensure the safety of all persons lawfully on that property through enacting reasonable and adequate security measures such as providing proper lighting, installing locks, hiring guards and security personnel, and installing surveillance cameras, among other things.
Although these security measures cannot prevent 100 percent of all accidents and incidents on the property, they can prevent predictable criminal activity such as robbery, assault, battery, sexual assault and rape, homicide, and other types of violence that may cause injury to unsuspecting visitors and customers on the property.
“As we have mentioned earlier, a property owner cannot be held liable for all types of accidents and incidents on his or her property, only those that could have been prevented by means of adequate security,” explains our Dallas negligent security accident attorney at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde.
If a visitor sustained injury on a property in a reasonably foreseeable accident or incident and the property owner failed to prevent due to negligent security, the injured party may be entitled to compensation through the legal theory of premises liability.
In other words, if negligent or inadequate security is to blame for your injury on someone else’s property, you may have a right to file a premises liability lawsuit against the owner or occupier of the property for his or her failure to ensure your safety.
“By providing negligent security on the property, the owner or occupier of that property is exposing licensees, invitees, and even trespassers to a risk of bodily injury or death in a crime or any other incident,” says our experienced inadequate security attorney in Dallas.
Negligent or inadequate security can become the primary or secondary cause of a visitor’s injury on many types of property, including but not limited to:
Proving that security measures on a property were negligent or inadequate and that this factor became the direct or proximate cause of your injury or your loved one’s death on the property may not be as it easy as it seems.
In order to establish that security measures were negligent, your premises liability lawyer will have to collect the following types of evidence:
As you can see, proving that security measures on a property were negligent is no easy task, which is why we encourage you to speak to our premises liability lawyers at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde to discuss your case. Call our offices at 214-883-1700 for a free case evaluation.
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