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Richmond Negligent Security Lawyers

Personal injury law covers the many different ways a person can get injured because of the negligence of another. When you think about an injury caused by someone’s intentional act, like a robbery or assault, you might not at first think that negligence (failure to take proper care when doing something) has anything to do with what happened, but often it does. Property owners owe a duty to provide a reasonably safe premises for their customers, guests and others lawfully on their property. This duty includes the responsibility to provide adequate security to deter or prevent assaults or other crimes that might otherwise occur on the property. Property owners who fail to provide adequate security can be held liable for injuries that follow due to their negligence.

In communities throughout the City of Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties, including Hopewell, Petersburg, Colonial Heights and others, the personal injury attorneys at Latham & Martin help injury victims hold all the proper parties accountable for the harm done to them, including individuals who assaulted them as well as property owners whose negligence facilitated the attack. If this has happened to you, contact our experienced Richmond negligent security lawyers for help achieving maximum justice and compensation in your case.

What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security refers to a situation where an individual has suffered an injury or harm on someone else’s property due to insufficient security measures. This may include inadequate lighting, faulty locks, lack of security personnel, or failure to warn about known dangers. What amounts to adequate security can differ from place to place depending on many factors specific to the locale. Below are just a few examples of how property owners can fail to provide adequate security which leads to an injury.

  • Retail stores and shopping malls should have proper surveillance like security cameras and security personnel on the premises to deter criminal activity for the safety of customers as well as loss prevention.
  • Parking lots and parking garages should be adequately lit to deter attacks. Sufficient lighting should be installed and maintained, replacing burnt-out light bulbs promptly. Depending on the area and level of crime in the area, further measures may also be reasonable, including security patrols, cameras and gated access.
  • Hotels and motels must ensure guest safety through proper protocols, such as secured access to the building or elevators, working locks on guest doors, and secured windows and doors that could be accessed from outside.
  • Apartment buildings and complexes must likewise provide sufficient safety measures to guard against break-ins or assaults, including, for example, sufficient locks on doors and windows, controlled access to buildings, security cameras, and adequate lighting in hallways and stairwells.
  • Bars and nightclubs should provide security personnel as needed to deter assaults, deal with unruly patrons and break up fights. Security personnel themselves should be properly trained and supervised so they don’t act too aggressively and cause harm rather than prevent it.

How Latham & Martin Helps Victims of Negligent Security

At Latham & Martin, our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience representing personal injury victims in and around Richmond, Virginia. We undertake a comprehensive evaluation of your situation, identify where the responsibility lies, and work diligently to secure the justice and compensation you deserve. Our firm was founded with a deep commitment to providing personal attention to every client, making sure we are listening to them and meeting their needs. Our approach to resolving your negligent security claim includes all the following steps as applicable:

  1. Investigation: We begin by thoroughly investigating the incident, collecting evidence, and identifying the parties responsible.
  2. Building Your Case: Our legal team works closely with you to gather all necessary documentation and witness testimonies.
  3. Negotiation with Insurance Companies: We negotiate with the responsible parties to ensure fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  4. Trial Representation: If necessary, our experienced litigators are prepared to take your case to court.

Contact Latham & Martin Today

If you or a loved one have suffered due to negligent security in Richmond, Virginia, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Latham & Martin are here to help. We understand the emotional and financial impact that such an incident can have on your life, and we’re committed to fighting for your rights.

To discuss your case and explore your legal options, contact us for a free consultation today by calling 804-821-0090 or reaching out to us online. At Latham & Martin, your well-being is our priority, and we strive to provide personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs. Trust us to advocate for you with passion, integrity, and commitment.

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