Negligent Security & Dangerous Situations
If you have been harmed in an incident where inadequate security measures may have led to your injury, you may be able to file a negligent security claim. Negligent security falls under general Illinois premises law but pertains to injuries you sustain after being attacked or injured by a third party because of inadequate security on someone else’s property.
Healing from the serious physical and psychological trauma of an attack is a long, difficult process. At times it can be expensive and your time recovering may lead to lost wages. With Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., you can leave the paperwork and insurance adjusters up to us while you focus on your well-being.
There are many dangerous conditions that may be considered to be negligent. Some of these include:
- Broken or defective doors, latches, locks, and gates
- Defective alarm systems
- Poor lighting
- Broken or unsteady stairs and steps
- Inadequate or absent security personnel
- Missing or defunct security or surveillance cameras
- Emergency call boxes that don’t work
Types of Business and Organizations Involved in Negligent Security
Negligent security can happen in many places, including:
- Apartment complexes and condominiums
- Restaurants, bars, and clubs
- Hotels and motels
- Shopping centers and retail shops
- Truck stops
- Train stations, airports, bus stops
- Gyms and sports facilities
- Amusement parks
- Municipal parks
- Banks and ATMs
- Office buildings
- Schools, colleges and universities, and child care facilities
- Sports arenas
- Parking garages and lots
If you have been hurt or victimized because of negligent security, please give us a call. We know this matter is sensitive and you’re likely worried about how to manage it all – your recovery, bills piled up, and feeling violated or traumatized by your incident. We can help you deal with the paperwork, insurance, and claim so that you can rest easy and get the treatment you deserve.
Determining Liability in Negligent Security Cases
To make a claim, we have to prove that the property owner was negligent. In Illinois, a property owner may be held liable for your injuries if they resulted from a dangerous condition that occurred on their property. This includes unsafe conditions where an attack by a third party was foreseeable as a result of the negligent security.
In every premises liability and negligent security case we handle, we review the police report and medical report. We also determine which security measures may have prevented the crime that caused your injury. You may be entitled to monetary damages to medical treatments and bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and therapy costs, and loss of normal life if it is shown that the property owner was negligent in security. If we work together on your case, you will not owe us anything unless we are able to recover damages for you. Call us at (312) 236-2900 for a free consultation about your situation.