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Negligent Security

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Property owners have a legal responsibility to take precautions and appropriate measures to keep visitors safe from harm. Negligent premises security can lead to sexual assaults, robberies, rapes, criminal assaults, and other traumatic incidents as well. The premises liability attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC hold negligent property owners accountable.

Negligent security is a problem that can occur nearly anywhere. People are susceptible to attack or injury in parking lots, at ATMs, on college campuses, in parking garages, hospitals, nursing homes, shopping centers, sporting stadiums, and almost anywhere they go. Many attacks could have been prevented by security measures such as installing security cameras, putting up gates, and trimming overgrown brush or landscaping.

Common negligent security cases include:

  • Insufficient College Campus Security - College students are more susceptible to attacks, robberies, burglaries, and sexual assaults when walking on campus. Simple safety precautions like installing cameras, fencing, lighting, and hiring security guards can go a long way in preventing crime.
  • Failure to Adequately Light Parking Garages - Parking garages are prime areas for criminal activity, especially if they are not properly lit. When parking garages or stairwells are poorly lit or do not have security cameras installed, innocent victims may be robbed, assaulted or attacked.
  • Negligent Bank Security and ATM Security - While ATMs are convenient to use, they also attract crime and are prime locations for robberies and assaults. If a bank fails to provide adequate security measures like cameras or good lighting, that bank may be held responsible if you were attacked there.

Other negligent security cases may involve unreliable secured access systems, lack of secured access systems, inadequate lighting at night, or no warning signs.

Negligent security cases can be difficult to prove because you must be able to show that a property owner did not provide adequate security to prevent a foreseeable danger. Our premises liability attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves negligence. We fight to recover financial compensation through a negotiated settlement or at trial.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to a criminal act because of negligent security, you have the legal right to take action and seek compensation for your injuries. Contact us to learn more about your options during a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000