Negligent Security Attorney in Valparaiso
Personal Injury Attorney in Valparaiso, IN
Crime can happen everywhere and most people are vigilant of their surroundings, but that does not mean that people should not expect a certain level of safety and security in public places such as hotels, parks, movie theaters, and even private residences.
In other words, property owners have a legal duty to ensure safety to a reasonable degree within the limits of their property. In cases where a person becomes a victim of a crime within these premises, it is possible that the owner could be held liable for negligent security. The specifics of each case vary however, and there are various factors that may come into play before a ruling can be handed down. This is where the assistance of a skilled attorney comes into play.
David R. Phillips is an experienced personal injury attorney who has worked on a variety of negligent security cases in and around Valparaiso, IN. He can provide the legal expertise that you need to support your claims and secure the compensation that is rightfully owed.
What Is Considered Negligent Security?
Though the specifics of each case can vary, two things must be proven in order for an owner to be found liable of negligent security. The plaintiff must be able to prove that the crime was foreseeable (meaning that the owner knew about the threat of this type of crime in the area), and he/she must be able to demonstrate that the owner’s negligence or carelessness in security can be directly linked to the incident.
Security lapses that can result in a negligent security claim can include:
- Broken locks or unsecured premises
- Windows that do not lock or close properly
- Malfunctioning cameras
- Poorly-trained security staff
- Areas with poor or inadequate lighting
- Failure to search patrons/guests for weapons
- Lack of personnel
Need a Negligent Security Attorney in Valparaiso, IN?
Negligent security litigation is a very specialized and niche area of the law, which is why you want to ensure that you recruit the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. As a proven personal injury attorney, David R. Phillips can assist you with any and all matters relation to negligent security in and around Valparaiso, IN.
Call our offices at 219.929.7060 to learn more about how we can help.