Premises liability cases can involve a lack of security measures that contribute to an accident where an individual suffered. A premises has the responsibility of having certain security measures in place to protect those that are entering onto the area. A standard of care must be taken to ensure the safety of those entering onto the premises. Security measures are taken to prevent any criminal acts from happening. They are also in place to monitor the area and know of what is going on. Establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety. Places such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, have to meet a standard of security to provide a safe premises.
Proper security measures must be taken by a property owner. If the owner does not keep up with safety standards, they may be causing harm to individuals. These security measures are needed to provide surveillance of the area. If it is proven that inadequate security has contributed to an accident, the injured individual may be able to hold the property owner responsible. They have a responsibility to uphold a certain level of security. If they are lacking in security, it could prove negligence on their behalf. With lacking security measures, individuals may be harmed further. When an owner or manager does not take proper security measures to provide an expected level of safety in an environment, they can be held accountable. Inadequate security cases can be based on poor or inadequate lighting, lack of or non-working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security staff, poorly maintained landscaping and broken locks or unlocked perimeter doors. All of these instances can be used to prove a case of inadequate security, putting the liability on the premises.
Is an investigation done?
An investigation is needed to prove that there were inadequate security measures taken on that particular premises. This can be used to prove that the property owner was negligent and should be held accountable. You should always seek medical attention if you are injured in an accident. It will document the extent of your injuries for the lawsuit. If it is proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that contributed to your incident, then you may be able to win the lawsuit. This can help you gain compensation for you injuries. You may win economic damages that refer to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages. You may even be able to win non-economic damages that can account for the pain and suffering you have endured.
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