Assaulted or Attacked While on Someone Else’s Property?
Businesses have an obligation to ensure the safety of those who purchase their goods and services. It’s widely recognized that these businesses are liable for damages if a victim suffers a slip and fall accident, but did you know that they can also be held responsible if a victim is assaulted or attacked while on their property?
If you or a loved one has been harmed because a business owner failed to adequately secure his or her place of business, you may be able to recover damages. You can learn about your rights and options by speaking with Denver premises liability lawyer Todd Tenge in person. Please call (303) 502-5587 today to schedule a free case evaluation.
What Is Negligent Security Law?
Think of all of the places you visit in your day-to-day activities. Any establishment that provides goods or services to the public owes its patrons the peace of mind of adequate security. But all too often, corners are cut and security is neglected. Negligent security law is a form of premises liability law that concerns the responsibility of businesses to provide for the safety of their customers.
Injuries arising from muggings, assaults, bar fights, sex crimes, kidnappings, and other heinous acts can happen anywhere, but certain locations are especially common in negligent security cases:
- Apartment buildings
- Bars and nightclubs
- College dormitories
- Office buildings
- Parking lots and parking garages
- Sports venues
What Are Causes of Negligent Security Injuries?
Owners and operators of these kinds of businesses must take the necessary precautions to deter would-be criminals. Examples of a failure to take such precautions can include:
- Failure to provide secure access via lock and key
- Failure to employ the necessary security staff
- Failure to install and maintain video surveillance equipment
- Failure to install and maintain sufficient lighting
Proving Fault in a Negligent Security Case
In general, a successful negligent security case must establish the following minimum requirements:
- The named defendant owns and/or operates the property in question
- The plaintiff was lawfully on the property and suffered injuries while there
- The defendant failed to do his or her due diligence in ensuring the safety of his or her customers
- The defendant knew or ought to have known that such an incident was possible or likely
Proving these kinds of nuanced arguments takes experience, not unlike the kinds of arguments made in more general personal injury cases. When you work with Denver negligent security attorney Todd Tenge, you can trust that no stone will remain unturned in seeking all of the damages to which you may be entitled.
Please contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC using the form at the bottom of the page or call (303) 502-5587 today to schedule a free negligent security consultation. Mr. Tenge serves clients in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, Colorado.