Negligent Security

Accidents Caused by Negligent Security

Attorney for Premises Liability in Reno, Nevada

In the State of Nevada, premises liability laws state that property owners must provide secure environments for their tenants or guests, and must provide appropriate measures to prevent harm to their tenants or guests if the environment becomes dangerous.

Negligent security is a specific type of premises liability claim where a person is injured on a property owner's property by a third-party. Often times, the injury or damage is a result of inadequate security measures implemented by property owners. Costly mistakes can often be avoided if security professionals are prepared efficiently. For the most part, property owners should always be knowledgeable of optimal security standards, documenting workers' compensation laws, and utilizing crime statistics in order to hire and train the right security experts. However, this does not always happen, and the resulting damages could be tragic.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an attack at a school, a business office, work, or a home or apartment you are renting, and believe that your injury could have been deterred by better security standards, you need to have an attorney that has experience in dealing with the complexities surrounding negligent security claims. Falling victim to negligent behavior or a failure to eliminate possible threats to your well-being and sustaining injuries as a result is unjust. You need experienced, aggressive, and dedicated like the legal team at Shook & Stone to help you receive all the compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injury.

What is negligent security?

Property owners, landlords, business owners, colleges, or others in possession of property can be held liable for any damages caused to you through careless behavior or implementing inadequate security measures. Inadequate security can lead to assaults, robberies, or in the most extreme cases, homicide. However, because negligence laws can be hard to define, negligent security cases are often much more complicated than most people think.

Listed below are some example scenarios that could constitute negligent security claims against property owners:

  • Having your car stolen from a parking garage. If the parking garage was not properly secured or patrolled, then you could hold the owner of the parking garage liable for the financial loss you suffered.
  • Injuries at public pools and beaches. If no sign is posted to warn of "no lifeguard on duty," then a lifeguard should be on duty. When lifeguards fail in their duty to watch for high-risk and dangerous situations and people are injured on their guard, they or their manager can be held liable.
  • Assault or other injury that was allowed or not prevented by a property owner. For example, if sexual assault happened at a school because of the school's oversight in security, then the victim/victim's family can bring a claim against the school as well as the alleged attacker.

In these types of scenarios, your rights to compensation could be called into question. That is why it is crucial to have a knowledgeable and dedicated team of attorneys by your side that will fight aggressively for the compensation that you deserve. At Shook & Stone, we are 100 percent dedicated to providing highly personalized legal assistance so as to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. If you wish to learn more about your case, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Reno personal injury lawyer today.

Our Reno personal injury lawyers fight for you!

Choosing the wrong lawyer could make you fall victim twice. We believe that you deserve better than that. With over 85 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Shook & Stone fight on the behalf of victims of negligent security and provide you with the best assistance possible to increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation. If you have been a victim of negligent security, contact a Reno negligent security attorney immediately.

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