Inadequate Security Accidents in Washington DC

How an Attorney Can Help Your Case

Like any personal injury claim or lawsuit, negligent security cases require “liability”. This means you have to demonstrate that the defendant should have implemented certain security measures when they did not. Additionally, you must show that the lack of security could have prevented your injuries. For example, poor lighting in a parking lot may increase the chances of an assault. On the other hand, adequate lighting can prevent this kind of criminal activity and subsequent injuries.

If you’re seeking compensation for inadequate security, you need an attorney with the right experience to go up against big businesses and commercial property owners. Our premises liability attorneys in Washington DC can help you seek fair compensation for your damages, including hospitalization and missed wages. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of clients get their lives back after serious accidents – let us use this experience to benefit your personal injury case.

How Much Security is “Inadequate?”

Inadequate (or “negligent”) security happens when a property – such as a parking garage, store, apartment complex, etc. – doesn’t have the right security in place to prevent criminal activity. If you or someone you love suffered an assault or injury that adequate security could have prevented, you may have the right to seek compensation for your damages.

Negligent security can happen almost anywhere, but some of the most common places are:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels
  • Parking garages
  • Parking lots

The term “adequate” security is flexible. In other words, what may be adequate or inadequate for one location may not be for another. High-crime areas may require greater security measures to ensure visitor safety. Many convenience stores post a sign by the cash register indicating that the register contains less than $50, or that the store doesn’t accept bills over $20. This is an example of a security measure designed to prevent robberies.

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Call our office today for a free attorney consultation. At Simeone & Miller, LLP, we have thousands of cases in legal experience behind us. This means our strategies are courtroom tested, based on the personal needs of each client, and focused on getting full compensation for your damages. Get more information about your legal options by calling our firm now at (202) 888-0872.