Negligent Security Attorney in Los Angeles
A property owner has many duties of care when it comes to keeping guests and visitors safe. One such duty is to reasonably maintain a safe and secure premises. Breaching this duty of care could lead to a preventable crime and related personal losses or injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, you could have a negligent security claim against the owner. Contact our premises liability attorneys today to learn more about your case.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We have years of experience. Established in 1936, the lawyers at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP have more than 80 years of combined legal experience.
- We have proven our abilities. We have won our clients more than $5 billion in collective judgment awards and settlements.
- We work on a contingency fee basis. Our lawyers take on Los Angeles negligent security cases for free if they do not win the client a financial award.
When to Hire an Attorney
During any type of personal injury claim, your lawyer will be the one party you can trust to protect your best interests. Insurance companies may downplay your losses to save money. Property owners may try to avoid liability for the crimes committed against you. Your attorney will want what is best for you during the claims process. When you hire a lawyer from Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, you can rest and relax while we take care of the legwork of your case. It is especially important to protect yourself with an attorney if you suffered significant injuries or a loved one died in a negligent security incident.
What Is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is the lack of adequate or proper security based on the circumstances. A property owner’s duties of care concerning security will depend on factors such as the location’s history of crime and the crime rate in the neighborhood. If another property owner reasonably would have done more to keep the area secure, the owner of the property where the crime occurred could be liable for victims’ damages. A property owner may need to take certain steps to properly secure the premises.
- Hire security guards
- Escort people to and from the parking lot
- Put up fences, gates, and barriers
- Install security cameras
- Post signs such as “Surveillance cameras in use”
- Replace old doors, windows, and locks
- Install better parking lot lighting
- Use floodlights in dark areas
- Install in motion-sensor security technology
- Invest in an alarm system
The law may expect a property owner to do one or more of these things to adequately protect invited guests from crimes such as assault, harassment, robbery, and rape. If another reasonable and prudent property owner would have prevented the crime in question, you could have a case against the owner or lessor of the property in Los Angeles.
How to File a Claim for Negligent Security
If you believe you are the victim of negligent security in Los Angeles, call a lawyer right away. Once you retain an attorney, he or she can gather information about your case. This may involve returning to the scene of the crime, obtaining crime records and police reports, speaking to eyewitnesses, and checking out the area’s existing security measures, if any. Your lawyer will build your case against the property owner in pursuit of fair and full compensation while you heal. You could be eligible for the full amount of your economic and noneconomic losses if a property owner is guilty of negligent security.
Contact a Negligent Security Lawyer Today
Negligent security is a real problem that may have contributed to the harm you recently suffered. The lawyers at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP can help you seek financial recovery from a wanton, careless or negligent property owner in Los Angeles. Find out if you have grounds for a related premises liability claim today during a free consultation. Call our los Angeles office at (800) 362-7427 to speak to an attorney.