When injuries arise as a result of negligent security, a premises liability case is pursued. Negligent security injuries can occur in residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers and parking facilities, hotels and casinos, amusement parks, airports, healthcare facilities, nightclubs and bars, as well as universities and public schools. Inadequate security can give rise to assaults, robbery, sexual assault and homicide; and may be the result of a great variety of elements, including security guard operations, hiring, screening, training needs and supervision; and/or inadequate alarm systems and other security methodologies, including lighting and CCTV.
The general rule of law is that the owner or operator of the premises has a duty to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition or at least warn customers of a dangerous condition of which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should know about. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of negligent security then you may have the right to file a legal action.