What are Inadequate Security Lawsuits?
Inadequate security lawsuits typically fall under the premises liability claims category. In such lawsuits, the plaintiff is attempting to hold a property owner liable for failing to provide security for business owners. The plaintiff is usually seeking a damages award from the business owner or an injunction requiring them to change their security policies.
For the most part, businesses are not held financially liable for crimes that occurs on their property. However, if the court determines that there has been a pattern of criminal behavior, or if the nature of the business makes it particularly susceptible to crime, then a legal obligation to protect customers can be imposed on the business.
Serious injury or even death because of inadequate security can happen almost anywhere, including:
– Grocery stores
– Shopping centers
– At work
– Movie theaters
An example of this is where an innocent patron of a bar or restaurant gets hurt because there were no security guards to prevent a fight. The laws governing security plans for businesses differ from state to state. The term “security” may include: bouncers, security cameras and emergency response teams.
Legal requirements for business owners and security are constantly changing. There are many different factors that must be considered when determining if an inadequate security lawsuit can be filed. It’s in your best interest to contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble for assistance with an inadequate security lawsuit. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817