How can poor security affect premises liability?
Inadequate security can play a part in premises liability cases. When a premises does not uphold certain standards of care that are expected, they may be held accountable for inadequate security that has contributed to an individual’s accident, leading to personal injury. When walking through the mall or the parking garage on the way to the car, individuals want to feel safe. They should not be worrying about a lack of lighting that can disrupt their view of their surroundings. These premises have the liability to keep their pedestrians safe through security measures for the property. Whether this incident involves a criminal incident or just an accident, such as a slip and fall, it may have been avoided due to better security circumstances. When owners of a property fail to uphold certain safety standards, they may be putting the lives of those on the premises at risk. This can lead to a lawsuit.
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. Without these measures in place, individuals may be harmed, which can include serious injuries.
What establishments have these standards?
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. With these security standards in place, it helps to prevent criminal activity from taking place there. Criminal activity could result in life-threatening incidents.
How can my accident be proven?
To prove your case, you will need to establish the burden of proof. This is to show that the owner of the property should have known or reasonably known about the hazardous condition and tried to fix it. If you are able to, take pictures of the scene to establish your case. An investigation will be done to examine the circumstances. By getting documentation of injuries you received from your doctor, you will be able to further prove your case. With a lawsuit against the property, the injured individual may be entitled to compensation. You may win economic damages that refer to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages.
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.