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Understanding inadequate security claims

On Behalf of | May 24, 2024 | Premises Liability |

Poor security can be an important factor when crimes like assaults, robberies, or vandalism occur on someone else’s property. It’s important to know how claims of inadequate security relate to premises liability in California to seek justice in these cases.

Legal duty of property owners

Property owners in California have a duty to protect residents and visitors. This duty extends to various types of properties, including apartment complexes, shopping malls, hotels, and parking lots.

Assessing negligence

To win an inadequate security claim, you must prove the property owner was negligent. In property liability cases, negligence is assessed by considering various factors such as the property’s location, the history of criminal activity in the area, and the foreseeability of harm. These factors play significant roles in determining whether the owner provided proper security.

Types of security measures

The success of inadequate security claims depends on the security steps taken on the property. Different properties might need different security actions based on the type of property and its location. For instance, it might be normal to expect things like putting in surveillance cameras, making sure there is enough lighting, hiring security staff, setting up alarm systems, and locking entry points, depending on the area’s risks and the property. If these security measures are not taken, the owner may be liable for negligence.

Legal recourse for personal injuries on private property

If you have suffered a personal injury due to inadequate security, you deserve compensation. This can cover damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Securing justice

Suffering an injury can be a traumatizing experience. Understanding inadequate security claims and property owner negligence is crucial in order to take advantage of your legal options and defend your rights.