When an individual is attacked in a store or apartment complex, most people assume that the attack was no one else's fault but the attacker's. We are here to tell you that may not always be the case. A a matter of fact, known criminals have admitted to planning attacks in locations that are known to lack security cameras, guards, or even proper lighting. In general, these attackers will target locations where they know that they will be able to get away with their crime, because security is sorely lacking. This astonishing fact has us very concerned for the safety of our community, and we encourage you to understand the need and concern for proper security measures as well.
What Is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is a term used in personal injury cases in which a situation occurs where a company knowingly neglects to enforce proper security measures despite the fact that it has proven to be needed in the past. Companies neglect security for a lot of different reasons, but the important thing to note is that matter what the reason, they are partially liable for allowing their property to be vulnerable to crimes.
When Has It Happened In The Past?
We have seen negligent security in apartment complex properties, stores, restaurants, etc. In one particular situation, a Target patron was attacked at a Dallas store in the parking lot. Despite reporting his worries about the unsafe environment and potential threats to the security guard on the grounds in the past, proper security measures were not taken. As a result, the patron was brutally attacked just outside of the store. This obvious show of lack of respect in regards to security concerns us.
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How Can We Hold Companies Liable?
Target is a store that a majority of us constantly visit. We may not even consider Target stores a dangerous place to visit. But the reality of the situation is: Anywhere is dangerous without the proper security measures. It is an obvious statement, yet companies do not consider it as a part of their everyday procedures. In negligent security cases, its important for the jury to hold companies liable for their failure in keeping their security in line with the law. If the Target in question was more cautious about the safety concerns brought up by patrons in the past, this young man would not have been attacked and left with serious injuries. Attackers saw that the security measures would not be enforced, and therefore was an easy place to act.
At the Button Law Firm, we consider negligent security a serious offense. We must hold companies accountable for their security measures, or lack of security measures for the safety of our citizens and community. When companies neglect to consider how important their patrons are, we step into the picture. Whether you are an employee or customer, if you have been a victim of an attack in a company building lacking proper security, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at 214-888-2216, through email at [email protected], or, you can fill out our web form and we will get in touch with you directly.