Negligent Security Attorney in Mobile
Inadequate Premises Security
When someone is assaulted, robbed, shot or stabbed, on another's property, there are civil laws that will protect this victim by seeing that the property owner or occupier is held responsible for the victim's losses like medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Negligent or inadequate security law is not a new concept but is one that not many firms deal with on a routine bases. The Mobile, Alabama injury firm McAleer Law is very familiar with the legal principles surrounding this legal concept and know what it takes to prove a case.
Property managers and owners of, for example, apartment buildings, dormitories, shopping centers and restaurants and bars have a legal duty to keep their premises safe. This duty will require them to not only keep the premises free form common hazards such as slippery spills, uneven flooring, weak or loose guard or hand rails, improperly stacked items, etc., but also to provide adequate security for premises when the owner knows that criminal activity is likely to occur or has occurred in the past.
An example of inadequate security that we often see occurs at apartment complexes. Apartment management may be aware that there have been drug dealing or actual violent crime (armed robbery, rape, for example) that has occurred on the premises in the past. Given this knowledge, the property manager must take reasonable steps to make the property safer, such as providing a security fence, security cameras, roving security patrols, etc. If management fails to take reasonable measures to make the premises more safe and an innocent person in harmed by the criminal conduct of others, this victim can recover for his losses based on negligent security principles.
Other examples of negligent or inadequate security include broken or malfunctioning locks, cameras that are inoperable, broken or poorly maintained windows, missing or inadequate fencing or gates and poor lighting.
If you or a loved one has been injured and these injuries were caused by criminal acts which occurred on the property of another, contact a Mobile Premises Security Lawyer at McAleer Law at 251-341-0116.