Maryland Negligent Security Lawyers Hold Property Owners Accountable For Your Safety and Security
It is a property owner’s responsibility to keep their premises safe
When you’re on someone else’s property, you have a certain expectation of safety and security. So if you’re robbed, assaulted or injured due to insufficient or negligent security measures, that owner has failed in their responsibility to protect you, and you have a right to demand compensation. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, can help you following such an incident.
Risk factors of crime on private or public grounds
Criminals will seek out the best locations before committing a crime, in order to improve the odds they will succeed and won’t get caught. Interestingly, some of the common signs they look for are also common causes to file a negligent security claim. These include:
Faulty locks or entry monitoring. The best way to prevent crime on your property is to keep unwanted individuals out
Inadequate surveillance. Properties with numerous blind spots or a lack of video equipment are commonly targeted by burglars
Poor lighting. It’s always advisable to stay in well-lit areas after dark for your own protection, but if a property lacks the necessary lighting, you may be forced to enter a poorly lit area, putting yourself in danger
Insufficient staff. If there are items of particular value or an area is know for criminal activity, a security detail should be hired with the proper numbers and training to protect the property and its occupants
Call our negligent security lawyer to file a negligent security claim
Whether you are a visitor to a public venue, a guest at a private property or a renter at a residential community, being the victim of a crime on someone else’s property can be a dangerous and traumatizing experience. While the criminal is certainly at fault, you may also feel that the property owner holds responsibility for putting you into a dangerous situation.
If you’ve been the victim of a sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft or other crime, you may be able to file a claim against the property owner. You’ll need to prove:
Ownership. The property owner can be held responsible only if they are in charge of maintaining the space and its security. For example, if a store owner is only responsible for the inside of the their store, you may need to file a claim with the manager who owns the retail shopping plaza
Unsafe conditions. Any of the conditions listed above can be considered a negligent level of security
Reasonable behavior. If you were acting in as reasonable and safe a manner as the conditions permitted, the fault then lies with the property owner
Damages. You must prove that you suffered damages, either through personal injury or material loss, directly resulting from the unsafe conditions
If you’ve been attacked or robbed, talk to our lawyers about getting compensation
If you’re the victim of a violent crime due to someone else’s negligence or inadequate security measures, let the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, help. You can reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve many areas throughout Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so you pay no fees unless we win.