Can inadequate security be named for premises liability?
When individuals are on property owned by someone else, they can potentially be injured. This can cause them to seek legal action against the owner of that property. If this property is a shopping mall or an attached parking lot, there should be certain security measures in place. Security is needed at establishments to protect consumers from encountering bad situations or to later be able to identify these situations. Inadequate security can lead to situations where individuals are harmed on a premises. Some examples of inadequate security include a lack of or poorly working security cameras, broken locks, poor lighting and more. With these security measures properly working, they can avoid dangerous situations for individuals. When they are proven to be broken in a situation where someone is harmed, inadequate security played a part in their incident. This can be named in the premises liability case.
For these cases, property owners may have to be proven negligent in these situations. If they were aware of or should have reasonably known about the poor conditions of their security, they should have taken the proper steps to fix it. If they failed to do so, they can be held liable for their involvement in the incident due to their negligence. This cannot be acceptable when someone is injured as a result of their negligence as a property owner.
Does an investigation take place?
Premises liability cases may require an investigation to prove the conditions of the inadequate security and the accident that occurred. For these cases, you have to establish the burden of proof to prove liability on behalf of the property owner. You will need to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that was present. If they had reasonably known about the issue, had a reasonable amount of time and ignored the issue, you may be able to win your case and gain damages. If you have been seriously injured, you need to seek medical attention to address your injuries and document the extent of your injuries. If you are able to collect evidence to document your surroundings or talk with witnesses that can support your claim, you should take the time to do so.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.