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Improper Security

Have You Been the Victim of a Crime in a Public Place?

You probably know that your city government has an obligation to try to keep the streets as safe as possible. But municipal government is not the only entity with a legal responsibility to look out for your safety. Property owners of places like malls, parking garages, and hotels are also obligated to look out for your safety.

Common-sense security procedures like installing security guards or cameras and keeping premises well-maintained are good ideas. But in some cases, they are also mandatory. Property owners must ensure, to the best of their ability, that the places they manage are kept as safe as possible for visitors and residents.

If you were mugged, assaulted, or the victim of another such crime while on private property, you may also be the victim of improper security. Signs of poorly maintained premises include inadequate or defective lighting, failure to complete background checks on security employees, and unlocked doors or broken locks.

Your Options

An attorney can help you explore your options. If it becomes clear that the property owner or manager was negligent in maintaining a safe space, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffered. This might include money to pay medical bills caused by injuries you sustained or even compensation for emotional suffering due to the incident.

The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to suffer in silence. If you were the victim of a preventable crime due to inadequate security, an attorney can help you get justice.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

We understand the importance of keeping public spaces safe. If you have suffered because of a negligent property owner, we want to help you hold that owner accountable. Our experienced attorneys can help you choose the best option for you, possibly including the negotiation of a financial settlement.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss premises security and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.