Des Moines Iowa Negligent Security Attorney
Retailers, parking garage operators, and rental property managers can be held liable for injuries that result from crimes occurring on their property when inadequate or defective security is provided. Injuries can occur in residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers and parking facilities, hotels and casinos, amusement parks, airports, healthcare facilities, nightclubs and bars, as well as universities and public schools. Inadequate security can lead to assaults, robbery, sexual assault and homicide. While a lack of security cameras or uniformed security guards play a role in criminal attacks, inadequate training and screening of security personnel can also lead to situations where customers and patrons are injured or killed. At the law office of Roxanne Conlin & Associates, we hold retailers, businesses, parking garage owners, and others financially responsible for injuries that occur as the result of inadequate security. We look at crime statistics for an area, what measures were in place — if any — and what should have been done to provide better security.
Don’t assume being a victim of crime is simply a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Hold those responsible for poor or inadequate security accountable for your injuries — contact negligent security lawyer Roxanne Conlin today.
What Constitutes Negligent Security
The law office of Roxanne Conlin & Associates represents victims of crime in cases involving the following kinds of security lapses:
- Lack of security cameras
- Absence of security personnel
- Attack in a parking lot
- Broken security latch on entry door to apartment
- Absence of adequate lighting in stairwells or parking garage
- Absence of security phones
Why Inadequate Security Creates Liability
The general rule of law is that the owner or operator of the premises has a duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition or at least warn customers of a dangerous condition which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should have known about. For example, a retail store selling electronics equipment should realize its customers will leave the store with expensive items attractive to criminals. Additionally, if there is a history of robbery or theft in the area, they should be aware of a danger to their customers. Failure to install security cameras or employ security guards may violate the retailer’s duty of care to their customers.
Contact Negligent Security Attorney Roxanne Conlin
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of negligent security then you may have the right to file a legal action. If you have questions regarding a property owner’s legal liability in providing security for patrons and customers, contact Roxanne Conlin & Associates today and schedule an appointment to discuss your case.