Victim Of A Crime? Negligent Security May Be Partially To Blame.
There is no disputing the fact that anyone could become a crime victim. While that may be the case, we all have the right to expect that commercial property owners will take reasonable measures to prevent crime and protect our safety. This is a legal obligation as well as a moral one. Commercial property owners owe a duty of care to provide adequate security measures and personnel to protect guests and visitors to their premises.
If you were assaulted, raped, mugged, shot or otherwise harmed by a criminal act while on commercial private property, Kuveikis Law, P.C., may be able to help you pursue a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner for negligent security. You deserve an experienced legal advocate who gives you and your case the attention you deserve, and that’s what you’ll find when you contact my firm.
Security Expectations On Commercial Properties
Violent crime is becoming increasingly common in places like nightclubs, sports arenas, shopping malls, hotels, parking garages, office buildings and schools. The specific security concerns and obligations depend on the type of property and other factors (such as the overall crime rate in the area). That being said, it is reasonable to expect that these property owners will provide adequate safety equipment and personnel, which may include:
- Bouncers or security guards
- Security cameras that are in working order and provide wide visibility
- Monitored security
- Secure entry doors (especially in places like apartment buildings)
- Adequate lighting, fencing and other features that deter criminals and/or prevent property accidents
- Additional security planning and staff for big events
Throughout more than 15 years in practice, I have helped many clients pursue negligent security claims, including a number of gun-related cases. Some of these are discussed on the firm’s notable settlements and verdicts page.
Contact Me For A Free Discussion About Your Legal Options
Kuveikis Law serves clients in Duluth and throughout the North Metro. I offer free initial consultations and take all cases on a contingency basis. That means you only pay legal fees if I help you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict. To get started, call the firm at 678-541-7669 or fill out an online contact form.