Negligent Security Lawyer

When you patronize a retail store, grocery store, restaurant, bar, hotel, or golf course, you expect that the property will be free of hazards that could cause you harm. Managers or owners of these types of venues, as well as public or governmental buildings, have a responsibility to maintain their property so that it is safe for customers, visitors, and employees. If a property is unsafe, defective, or dangerous and someone is injured, a property owner can be liable for damages under the theory of premises liability. An experienced negligent security lawyer will help you determine if injuries you sustain on commercial or public property might entitle you to compensation.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of negligent security, our team can help you get the highest compensation. In the following sections, you’ll find answers to common questions about negligent security that may help you get a better understanding of your rights and options.

Do I need to hire a negligent security lawyer?

The job of the insurance company is to pay out as little as possible and close the claim as quickly as possible. If you choose to go up against a property owner’s insurance company alone, you will likely lose out on the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered serious injuries that have affected your quality of life or your ability to work, you deserve to get the highest compensation to help you recover from your accident.

When you need a negligent security lawyer on your side, contact Ariel Law Group. We offer free consultations to help you better understand your options and answer questions you may have. 

What are some examples of negligent security?

There are many scenarios that can fall under the category of negligent security, but this typically refers to a situation in which a property has no security measure in place when there should have been or has security that is inadequate. More specific examples include the following.

  • Improper lighting that makes it difficult to see properly
  • Missing or malfunctioning locks, fencing, or gates
  • Missing or malfunctioning security cameras
  • Missing or malfunctioning security alarms, fire alarms, and other warning alarms
  • Lack of security personnel or no security personnel
  • Security personnel that behave negligently, recklessly, or maliciously
  • Lack of metal detectors
  • No policies or procedures in place for patron safety
  • Security personnel that has not been properly trained to keep patrons safe

What should I do after an accident caused by negligent security?

If you’re injured as a result of negligent security, the first thing you should do is take care of yourself. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you’ve taken care of your injuries and health, you can do the following.

  • File a report with the property owner or store manager.
  • Take photos of the area where the incident occurred and anything that contributed to the fall.
  • Get contact information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses from witnesses who saw your accident.
  • Document the facts of the accident as soon as possible to avoid forgetting any important details.
  • If there are cameras around the area, take photos of them and request footage of your accident. If you have hired a negligent security lawyer, they will be able to request this footage for you.
  • Do not talk to any insurance company representatives or representatives of the business. In addition to this, do not allow yourself to be recorded. There is no law that states that you are required to allow an insurance adjuster to record you.
  • Keep all evidence, medical records, and other important documents related to your case in a safe and secure place.

Finally, contact a negligent security lawyer. At Ariel Law Group, we offer free consultations to help you better understand your options and answer questions you may have. With more than 30 years of experience, we’re the aggressive team you want on your side.

Can I sue if I’m injured due to negligent security?

Successfully suing for negligent security can be a complicated process. You may find it difficult to gather adequate evidence and determine who is liable because multiple parties are often involved in negligent security cases. You must prove that the property owner, lessee, or person in control of the property was aware that there was a condition of negligent security at the event and did not attempt to fix it. Examples of potential parties that may be defendants include the following.

  • Property owners or lessees
  • Third-party security operators
  • Event producers and organizers
  • Federal, state, or municipal governments

Are negligent security cases difficult to prove?

In some cases, they can be. Although property owners have a responsibility to keep the area safe, anyone who visits is expected to be aware of their surroundings and avoid dangerous or hazardous areas. In many cases, property owners will argue that the victim of the accident is at least partially to blame.

This is why it’s important to get contact information for witnesses after the accident as well as video footage of the incident. This is also why it’s important to hire an experienced negligent security lawyer. It can be an uphill battle to prove liability in a case like this, but with an experienced attorney on your side, you’ll have the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.

What type of compensation am I entitled to after an accident caused by negligent security?

If you are injured as a result of negligent security, the compensation you are entitled to will be influenced by a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the following.

  • Past, present, and future medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident. This includes:
      • Hospital bills
      • Ambulance bills
      • Physical therapy
      • Consultations with specialists
      • In-home care services
  • Past and future lost wages resulting from the accident.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses caused by expenses resulting from the accident.
  • Pain and suffering resulting from physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive damages if the accident was the result of malicious or willful actions.
  • Wrongful death damages if a close relative dies due to negligent security.

What you are entitled to may not yet be clear to you, but an experienced negligent security lawyer will analyze your case to determine the damages you are entitled to. 

What is the average settlement amount in a negligent security case?

The amount of your settlement will depend on a variety of factors. In addition to this, California is a comparative negligence state, which means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your settlement amount will be affected. Other factors that can affect your settlement amount include the following.

  • The extent of the victim’s injuries
  • The victim’s age and status of their health prior to the fall
  • How the victim’s injuries impacted their quality of life
  • How the accident impacted the victim’s ability to work

An experienced negligent security lawyer will analyze your case to determine the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Experienced Negligent Security Lawyer Willing to Fight For You

When you’re in need of a negligent security lawyer, Ariel Law Group is the team you want on your side. Our team of experienced attorneys has handled many cases in California involving premises liability. We have helped people in many different situations recover compensation to pay for medical expenses, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and more.

Individuals harmed by the negligence of others deserve justice. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we will fight to get you the money you need and deserve.

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Have you or a loved one been injured because of negligent security? One of our experienced premises liability lawyers at Ariel Law Group can help determine where liability lies and discuss what compensation might be available for your injuries. Our attorneys and staff speak English and Spanish for your convenience.

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