What is Negligent Security?
When you enter another individual’s property, it is within reason for you to expect that the property owner will take measures to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, some property owners will try to cut corners by not providing or enforcing appropriate security measures. Generally, property owners will not be held responsible for the actions of a third party on his or her property, such as in the case of an attack. When an attack occurs on a property where the threat was foreseeable and the property owner still failed to provide adequate security, however, that property owner may be held liable for the damages caused during the attack.
The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, know how terrifying it is to be attacked by another person. If you have been the victim of such an attack in an area where proper security measures could have prevented the incident, we want to help you seek justice and begin the healing process.
Where Does Negligent Security Happen?
Victims of attacks that could have been prevented may be able to bring negligent security cases against the owner, manager, or occupier of the property on which the incident took place if these entities failed to take reasonable security precautions. These types of attacks can happen anywhere, but a few of the most common areas for this type of criminal activity are:
- Apartment complexes
- Shopping centers
- Hotels or motels
- Office buildings
- Parking lots or parking garages
Individuals should be able to expect adequate security when they go out into the world, and a violation of one’s personal safety can be incredibly traumatizing. Whether you are threatened, robbed, raped, or assaulted, all those responsible for your unnecessary suffering deserve to be punished.
Contact a Negligent Security Attorney
Often, a personal attack like this can leave the victim reeling from the experience. The potential for damage caused by such an assault is immense, and recovery can be a long and arduous process. If you have been the victim of an attack that might have been preventable, contact the Massachusetts attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, by calling (617) 426-4488 today.