San Jose Negligent Security Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime as the result of negligent
security on another's property, you may be entitled to hold the at-fault
property owner responsible for the injuries and losses you have suffered. At
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our compassionate San Jose injury lawyers understand how difficult it
can be for crime victims to get their lives back on track.
While law enforcement may be handling the criminal prosecution, you or
your loved one may be struggling to overcome the physical, emotional,
and financial hardships of life after the crime. Let our experienced
San Jose personal injury attorneys protect your rights and needs by calling
(800) 900-0863 or sending us an intake form online to schedule a free and comprehensive
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Who is liable for negligent security incidents?
Negligent security, also known as inadequate security, is a violation of
premises liability law in which a property owner or operator may be held accountable for injuries
or harm that occur on their grounds as a result of poor security measures.
Under federal and state law, property owners are legally required to keep
the premises reasonably safe, including taking precautionary measures
against foreseeable criminal activity.
Residents and visitors must still exercise good judgment, but if the owner
of a parking garage, restaurant, hotel, apartment complex, or other commercial
property does not respond appropriately to potential risks of criminal
acts, he or she may be liable for the resulting damages.
Signs of Negligent Security
Ultimately, a negligent security claim relies on whether the crime was
foreseeable at the location and the property owner took reasonable steps
to mitigate the risk. For example, if a shopping center is in a high crime
area, the owner might take the following actions to help deter possible
crimes against visitors:
- Hire security guards
- Install surveillance cameras
- Place warning signs
However, the owner might be held accountable for damages if he or she did
not have any form of security in place and a visitor was assaulted or harmed.
Forms of negligent security include:
- Poor lighting in parking lots, at building entrances, or in garages
- Defective, inoperative, or outdated security system equipment
- Lack of adequate security staff
- Poor maintenance of doors, locks, and security systems
- Failure to respond to complaints about crime or poor security
- Failure to respond to threats of violence in the workplace
In many cases, the success of a negligent security claim depends on the
court's interpretation, so it is important to seek strong legal representation
from a proven attorney.
The Consequences of Negligent Security
Negligent security can allow serious crime to happen in even safe neighborhoods,
resulting in the following:
- Personal injuries
- Sexual crimes
Working with security experts, our attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde
LLP can help you build a strong case supported by evidence on your behalf
to help you and your family recover full and fair financial reimbursement
from the at-fault property owner.
Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 Today
If you or a family member has been the victim of a crime that you believe
could have been prevented if not for inadequate security, please do not
wait to contact our team for a free and comprehensive consultation about
your legal rights. We will give you the valuable insight and compassionate
guidance you need after such a traumatic incident.
Call our San Jose personal injury lawyer to learn more.