Inadequate Security Leading To Harm
Inadequate security claims are filed against owners who fail to provide adequate security to visitors when it is obvious that security is essential.
For instance, a commercial property owner in an area with high crime rates may be liable for assaults or muggings in their parking lot if they fail to secure their premises properly.
What amounts to inadequate security varies depending on the circumstances, but some common examples include the following:
- Lack of security cameras
- Lack of a security gate
- Defective locks on doors
- Lack of security guards
- Failing to take action after reports concerning insecurity.
In such instances, you may have a valid premises liability case as long as the security threat that the property occupier failed to take care of was foreseeable.
Other Dangerous Property Conditions
Other than the above factors, other dangerous commercial or apartment complex conditions can cause injury and lead to premises liability. They include;
- Defective elevators
- Electrocution due to faulty wiring
- Ceiling collapses due to poor construction
In a premises liability case based on such factors, you may need to establish that the owner/occupier was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous state of the premises to sustain your claim.
In the circumstances, it would be wise to seek help from an experienced premises liability lawyer. They can represent you in court and formulate an appropriate strategy to help you establish your case and lead to a positive outcome.
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