Ensuring that staff, tenants and visitors are provided with a safe and secure environment is an important responsibility, one that is shared by both business and property owners alike. Suffering an injury due to a violent attack, environmental hazard or even something as simple as a fall that may have been the result of inadequate lighting often means that injury or accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation.
The complex nature of a negligent security claim often means that filing a successful claim with an insurance provider or obtaining compensation from the business or property owner through a legal suit can be all but impossible for those who lack the assistance and representation that only the best Philadelphia personal injury attorney can provide.
Seeking Financial Compensation for an Injury
Obtaining financial compensation following an on-the-job injury or an accident caused by an environmental hazard is often pretty straight forward. Proving that an on-site hazard was not properly managed or that environmental factors may have contributed to an injury can often be much easier than establishing that a responsible party failed to provide adequate security.
The laws pertaining to a negligent security claim can make obtaining compensation through a claim, suit or other legal efforts far more difficult than many accidents or assault victims might expect. Electing to deal with a lesser firm or choosing to forgo legal assistance entirely makes it far more likely for victims to be outmaneuvered by an insurance company or to have their case dismissed.
Proving a Negligent Security Claim
There are a number of issues that must be established in order to prove that a business or property owner was negligent in their responsibility to provide adequate security. These issues often include:
- Evidence of previous crimes or other safety issues on-site or within the surrounding area
- The presence of adequate lighting, motoring or surveillance equipment
- On-site security officers, uniformed patrols or other contract-security services
- Operational status of cameras, locks, alarms and other security equipment
The assistance of an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney is often invaluable when it comes to gathering and assessing the evidence needed to determine fault and legal liability.
Filing a Claim or Building a Case
Just trying to file an insurance claim can be a complex undertaking for those who have been injured following an assault, attack or accidental injury. Establishing that the owner or a business or property was aware of the potential risk and whether or not they took appropriate action to address it often requires the skills and resources of a professional. A comprehensive understanding of all areas of personal injury law and the means to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding an attack or accident can make a crucial difference. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we provide our clients with the guidance, assistance and full range of legal services needed to better manage negligent security or personal injury claim.
Working With the Best
Being attacked, assaulted or seriously injured can be a confusing and emotional trying ordeal. Having to deal with a business or property owner who may not be willing to admit fault or an insurance provider that may be engaging in bad-faith practices can only make things worse.
Speaking with an experienced attorney is often the first step towards seeking the compensation you deserve. Working with an attorney makes it much easier for our clients to better understand their situation, or to determine which options may be best suited to their needs.
If you have been attacked or injured due to a situation which may have arisen due to poor or inadequate security, contact us at (267) 457-5570 today to schedule your free consultation.