When you go to a sporting event, movie theater, restaurant, or bar, you expect the owner of the property to have done their job to ensure the location is safe. However, all too often, landlords and property owners are negligent about their property security which allows criminal acts to take place in public places.
Property owners have a responsibility to protect those who come to their establishment. When they neglect the responsibility to provide a safe area for their guests, they deserve to be held accountable for their negligent actions.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is summarized as the failure to protect individuals in a public area from criminal acts. Public places include:
- Sporting events
- Movie theaters
- Apartment complexes
- Music festivals
Negligent security claims allow victims who were injured—due to a crime in a public area—the ability to seek compensation for their damages.
Common Examples of Negligent Security
Since criminal acts of violence can take place virtually anywhere, there are many occasions in which the property owner can be held liable for not providing adequate security on their public property. Some examples include:
- Attacks in parking garages – Due to lack of proper lighting
- Injuries at a sporting event – Whether it is due to a lack of security or no metal detectors, etc.
- Sexual assault in public places – If proper security wasn’t present
- Shootings in public places
- In a club/bar – If the proper security/bouncers aren’t present
These are just a few of the most commonly seen examples of negligent security, it’s important to remember that criminal acts may happen at any time.
Do I Have a Negligent Security Case?
While every negligent security case is different, working with a qualified Philadelphia personal injury attorney will give you the best chance at seeking the compensation you deserve. Our team here at Kwartler Manus has been helping our clients build strong cases against negligent security for years.
We have the experience and passion to ensure we do the right things to help our clients receive the best possible outcome.
If you were injured due to the result of negligent security, we would love to hear your story and let you know how we can help. Call us today at (267) 457-5570 to schedule your free case evaluation.