Have you suffered a serious injury while on someone else’s property? If you were an invited guest, the property owner may be responsible for the incident resulting in your injury and any injury-related damages. In the state of California, property owners have a duty to protect visitors from any preventable or foreseeable harm, which includes harm stemming from a criminal act. Owners who fail to ensure their visitor’s safety from violent or criminal activity may be held liable in a court of law.
To ensure you are awarded maximum compensation for the injuries you suffered while on another person’s property, contact the legal office of Adamson Ahdoot LLP. Our skilled California negligent security attorneys are prepared to go up against business owners who failed to make a safe space for you and your loved ones. We won’t settle for less than what your case is worth and will fight in court if necessary.
What is a Business Owner’s Legal Responsibility?
According to California law, a person who owns, leases, or controls a premise can be found negligent if they fail to:
- Keep the property in a reasonably safe condition
- Prevent harm by reasonably maintaining or repairing the property
- Prevent harm by warning guests of potential property dangers
- Prevent harm by having property security measures in place
Although you are responsible for knowing what’s going on in your neighborhood and community, so are business owners. If a business is located in what’s known as a rougher part of town, owners have a legal responsibility to prevent criminal activity from occurring. For example: if a convenience store is located in a high crime area of town and most of the lights in the parking lot aren’t working, the owner of the store could be held responsible for you getting robbed or mugged while in a poorly lit parking lot.
Other examples of negligence in a premises liability case include:
- Lack of security guards or not enough security guards
- Lack of surveillance cameras
- No metal detectors
- Lack of automatic security systems
- Lack of fences or security barriers
- Improperly trained staff
- Lack of door locks or malfunctioning door locks
Types of California Negligent Security Cases
Negligent security is a type of premises liability case. At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we have years of experience handling these types of cases and can assist you in your fight for compensation. Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers have handled cases involving many different types of negligent security, including:
- ATM theft and mugging
- Shopping center parking lot mugging and assault
- Apartment complex assault
- Hotel assault and raping
- Gas station robbing.
If you were assaulted, robbed, mugged, or raped while on another person’s property, and you were not trespassing, please contact our law office today to arrange a private consultation. We understand how financially, emotionally, and physically difficult it can be to deal with the consequences of a serious injury and want to help put you on the path toward a brighter future.
Collecting Compensation for a Negligent Security-Related Injury
An injury stemming from a violent or criminal attack can be just as devastating as an accident-related injury. Sadly, physical injuries are often not the only type of trauma associated with victims of an assault or attack. Many victims suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other types of mental distress.
The rehabilitation, therapy, and care related to an injury stemming from negligent security aren’t any less expensive to treat than injuries stemming from a car or other type of accident, either. At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we understand what’s required to make a full recovery (if a full recovery is possible) and will use every resource we have to prove you were harmed through no fault of your own.
Our aggressive California negligent security attorneys won’t give up until you get the financial help you need for:
- Medical bills
- Medicine and medical devices
- Lost earning potential
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Physical pain
- Other types of damages.
Why You Need a Qualified California Negligent Security Lawyer
As mentioned above, if you were hurt because of a property owner’s failure to provide adequate security measures, you may be able to hold him or her financially responsible. However, collecting money from the business owner isn’t always as clear-cut as it may sound. Although most owners have insurance, they’ll probably deny blame and may even try to shift the blame on you. They may try to say you were trespassing or claim they had proper security measures in place. It’s not uncommon for owners to use almost any tactic they can to prevent paying you a dime.
Protect your right to compensation by having a knowledgeable California negligent security lawyer by your side. At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we have a vested interest in protecting your legal rights and will leave no stone unturned when:
- Investigating the details of your attack
- Examining crime rates and reports of violence in the area you were attacked
- Investigating what types of security the owner had installed or implemented
- Determining what types of security the owner should have installed or implemented based on the neighborhood’s crime history
- Going up against insurance companies trying to deny blame.
Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help
If you suffered a brain injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, bone fracture, concussion, head injury, or any other type of serious injury as a result of negligent security, don’t wait to contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP. Waiting to get legal representation following an attack is not only detrimental to your potential case, it could prevent you from being able to file a claim.
The more time that passes from the date your injury took place, the more likely it is for you to be denied the opportunity to file a claim. Typically, you only have two years from when the incident happened to take action.
To prevent being denied compensation, contact a Los Angeles negligent security attorney now. You can chat with us any time, or call our office at (800) 310-1606 to schedule a free consultation. We won’t ask you for any out-of-pocket expenses, and you don’t pay us till we win your case.