Negligent Security May Be Cause For A Personal Injury Lawsuit
Negligent security cases occur when the property owner has not taken the steps necessary to ensure a reasonable degree of protection against assault. Because the property owner was indifferent to safety, a person is threatened, attacked, beaten, sexually assaulted, shot, stabbed or killed.
These security failures can occur anywhere:
- Hotels and motels
- Parking ramps and lots
- Apartment complexes
- Office buildings
- Bars and taverns
- School buildings
- Amusement parks
- Sports stadiums
- Shopping malls
- Grocery stores
Missouri premises liability law describes security as one element of the unspoken contract property owners make to invitees or people visiting or using the space that they will not be victimized while on the property. This means owners are obliged to maintain the premise in a safe condition; be up to date on dangerous conditions; warn visitors of any dangers and correct any dangerous conditions that exist.
Questions That Must Be Asked
Did the area require key access, or could just anyone be on the premises? Was the area lit so attackers could not lurk in the shadows? Were mirrors installed on stairwells? Were security personnel on hand? Was there a mechanism for calling for help?
The law on negligent security is complex, with thousands of case law precedents that may apply to your case. Mayer & Associates, P.C., serving the entire Kansas City metro, has a Kansas City premises liability lawyer who stays current on these matters.
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If you were attacked while on another party’s property, compensation may be warranted. Call 816-692-2877 or use our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation with the Kansas City negligent security lawyer at Mayer & Associates, P.C..