Negligent security involves a property owner’s responsibilities to people when they are on their premises. Landlords, property owners and business owners owe a legal duty to provide a safe premises for their tenants, patrons and guests, including a duty to protect them from harm caused by the intentional, and foreseeable, criminal acts of third parties.
If a property owner does not take steps to ensure they are providing a secure, safe environment for their tenants, patrons and guests, their failure to provide adequate security can lead to violent crimes such as robbery, assault, rape, shooting and stabbing, that result in personal injury or wrongful death.
These crimes often take place in locations as varied as apartment buildings, condominiums, businesses, hotels and motels, nightclubs, shopping malls, parking garages, grocery stores, schools, amusement parks and sports stadiums.
The safety measures required of property owners will vary according to the situation, history and location, which is why it is so important to seek out an experienced attorney if you are injured as the result of negligent security.