Within recent times an “emerging legal trend” that has affected primarily residents, landlords and property owners/managers is termed premises security liability.
This is essentially a civil lawsuit whereby your landlord or the property owner or manager can be held liable for monetary compensation for injuries sustained during a vicious criminal assault committed on a rental property.
This sort of attack has both a physical and psychological effect on its victims. The accusation highlighted by a Premises Liability Attorney is that the respective landlord or property owner contributed to the victims attack because they failed to provide adequate security for the property.
Having suitable security is usually dependant on how the property is being utilized. For example, a retail shop owner can be held responsible if, as a result of their negligence, a customer is struck by another customer; or a property owner fails to provide adequate lighting for the apartment complex, and a tenant or guest is robbed in this “cloak of darkness”, the property owner can be held liable for failing to provide basic adequate security, which is expectant for such building development.
Within recent times, research has shown that the highest claims in a premises security liability have been for sexual assaults and deaths occurring in apartment buildings. Other notable places of interest whereby lawsuits have been filed against include:
- Commercial Office Buildings
- Condo & Residential Developments
- Hospitals and Nursing Home Facilities
- Parking & Garage Facilities
Remember, inadequate security often leads to serious injuries and often times death. As a visitor on someone else’s property, it is your expected right that safety is always provided.
It is important to keep in mind that different States have different jurisdictions as it pertains to premises liability and the role inadequate security plays in this type of litigation.
However, most States have basically agreed, that as a guest, paying or otherwise, you should at all times be provided with a reasonable measure of security at all times.
If you or a loved one has been adversely hurt as a result of improper security or someone’s carelessness, you may be entitled to seek financial reparation against those responsible. Seek legal counsel directly, there may be statutes of limitations involved which makes it imperative that your attorney file a claim in a timely manner.
Keep in mind, the punitive damages that can be awarded, though designed to punish the landlord or property owner, in addition to compensating the victims must be proven and with the skilled and aggressive assistance you will receive from the Law Office of Igor Tarasov Esq., your matter will be appropriately addressed and acted upon.
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