It’s a fear most of us have — become a victim of a crime and getting injured as a result. But what if your injury could have been prevented if proper security measures in place? You would probably feel angry and upset. No one deserves to be injured because of negligence. It’s time to take action.
For more than 55 years, the Scranton negligent security lawyers at Munley Law have been fighting for the rights of all clients who were injured as a result of poor or lack of security measures. We work hard to make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries and the rightful party is held responsible.
What is Negligent Security?
According premises liability law, property owners are required to make their property hazard free but also safe as well. This means if the business location is in a high crime area or is routinely targeted by criminals, then this means the business needs to make sure proper security measures are put in place to protect the business and its customers.
Some examples of negligent security include:
- Inadequate security cameras
- Lack of security policies or protocols
- Improperly trained security staff
- Inadequate lighting, especially in parking lots or common areas
These types of situations can happen anywhere, not just on a commercial property. And you don’t have to be a victim of a crime. For instance, if you are walking up a darken stairwell to your apartment when you trip and fall, breaking your arm. Because the property owners fail to keep the stairwell properly lit, this is a case of negligent security.
In addition, property owners can be held responsible if their staff fails to prevent your accident because of inadequate or lack of training. A common example of this would be a bar fight. You go to a bar to have a few drinks and the next thing you know, a fight breaks out. In the course of trying to avoid the melee, you get hit which breaks your jaw. Although security guards are on the premises, they failed to prevent the fight from occurring, didn’t try to stop the fight, nor prevent anyone from getting injured as a result. Again, this is considered a negligent security claim. Not only do you have a case against the bar owners for the fight, but for not taking the proper measures to protect your safety.
A Scranton Negligent Security Lawyer at Munley Law is Ready to Help
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crime or injured as a result of a lack of security you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more than five decades, our negligent security attorneys at Munley Law have fought for the rights of injury victims throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. With our award-winning staff, we are prepared to make sure you get the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Don’t wait another minute. Contact a Scranton negligent security lawyer at Munley Law now for a free consultation.