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
- Apartment complexes
- 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.