Negligent Security

Representing Victims of Negligent Security in Connecticut

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No one expects to be attacked when they visit a business or rent an apartment. Sadly, violent attacks are a reality in Connecticut, even in Glastonbury. Many unsuspecting victims are hurt in parking lots, bathrooms, and apartment complexes. Fortunately, some victims can bring a claim for negligent security against the premises owner and seek some measure of justice.

This type of personal injury claim is complicated. No business guarantees that you will not be victimized by crime, and Connecticut law doesn’t require that they do everything possible to keep you safe. Nevertheless, business establishments and landlords must provide adequate security. If they fail, and you are hurt as a result, you might be able to sue. Contact Tehrani Law Group today to learn more.

Was Security Adequate?

Negligent security cases turn on this question. No business can be a fortress. At the same time, a business cannot turn a blind eye to real and foreseeable crime risks. A business should have adequate safety measures in place depending on the likelihood of crime occurring there.
Unfortunately, we see examples of negligent security:
  • Broken or missing locks
  • Lack of posted warnings
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Missing security cameras
  • Lack of security guards or front-desk help
  • Improperly trained security guards
  • Failure to respond to cries for help
  • Failure to report suspicious people to the police
When security is negligent, criminals see an opportunity to victimize someone—and they take full advantage.

How Do You Prove Negligent Security?

Crime victims should seek compensation and hold the property owner accountable for the deficit in security. This is a difficult claim to bring. In particular, you will need to establish that it was foreseeable that crime could occur and you might be hurt. For example, we can look at:
 
  • History of crime in the area
  • Past criminal acts on the premises
  • Whether the owner had noticed suspicious people loitering
  • Whether the owner knew of a credible threat of violence
For example, if a business is located in a high-crime area, then owners need more security than if the area has little criminal activity. The same is true if fights often break out at a business. This is why many bars have bouncers, whereas antique shops do not.

Compensation for Negligent Security

Assault and other crimes can lead to serious injuries. In addition to medical bills, many victims suffer serious psychological damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. If you were hurt due to negligent security, meet with a Glastonbury personal injury lawyer today.
We can seek compensation for all your damages:
  • Medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
Businesses have access to high-powered law firms, which spend day and night fighting off legal claims. You need an attorney in your own corner who is thinking about your best interest only.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Glastonbury Negligent Security Lawyer

Tehrani Law Group has brought many lawsuits against property owners for negligence. We know how to pull together a case correctly, and we will negotiate for the maximum compensation available. Contact us today to get started.

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