Inadequate security lawsuits, or negligent security fall under premises liability and usually involve some type of damage or injury sustained on a commercial property by a third-party. Some examples of this include a robbery in a grocery store parking lot, an assault on a college campus, or a shooting at a place of business. If you, or someone you know has been involved in a situation like this you should contact an experienced Inadequate Security attorney for counsel.
When you do business at a commercial location you expect a certain level of protection from harm. The criminal act committed by a third-party may not have anything to do with the property owner, but if you can prove the property owner somehow shares responsibility for the act being committed, and their actions or inaction have somehow contributed to the severity or the event occurring in the first place you may than you may have a case of negligent security. Businesses can take certain reasonable measures of security to ensure this, like security cameras, adequate lighting, locks or gates to a property, security guards, etc. Property owners that are often involved in Inadequate Security lawsuits might include:
- Grocery Stores
- Shopping Malls
- Apartment Complexes
Types of criminal acts in Inadequate Security or Negligent Security cases can include assault, robbery, or rape. Certain types of businesses may have a higher standard of what is required for reasonable security measures. If you have questions or are unsure of what qualifies and if you can build a case for Negligent Security contact The Cave Law Firm today. We have been serving clients in East Tennessee since 1974 and we have the knowledge and experience to investigate your situation and help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a third-party while in a public place you may be entitled to compensation. If the property owner failed to act immediately when the crime occurred, has ignored a pattern of criminal behavior on the property, or has failed to provide reasonable security for the location and type of business, then the property owner could share in the fault of the criminal act.
Inadequate Security can be difficult to prove and you need a knowledgeable and thorough Inadequate Security Attorney to investigate and discover evidence that supports a claim that the property owner should have been able to foresee some criminal act occurring and was in fact negligent. If you believe this is the case it is important that you keep good records of the incident including any medical bills from injuries sustained.
You will find us to be zealous in pursuit of positive results and dedicated to giving clients the personal attention they deserve. If you are looking for the best Greeneville or Kingsport attorneys, look no further than the Cave Law Firm. Based in Greeneville and Kingsport, The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, represents clients throughout the Tri-Cities and Eastern Tennessee.