Inadequate Security Accidents in Massachusetts
No one expects to be the victim of a crime when visiting a public place, going to work, or renting a home or apartment; however, many criminals may take advantage of the fact there may be little to no security monitoring these places. Inadequate security can foster an environment for criminal acts, which can leave an unsuspecting person injured, perhaps fatally.
In many circumstances business and property owners owe it to the people who live on or visit their premises to provide reasonable protection against harm from others. One way to do so is to provide adequate security for the premises in the form of a security guard or alarm system. In addition, preventative maintenance with respect to properly locking windows and doors is another important factor. An injury from a criminal act can happen virtually anywhere, but certain places seem to be hotbeds for activity including:
- shopping malls;
- parking garages and parking lots;
- stairways and alleyways;
- apartment complexes;
- nightclubs and bars;
- convenience stores and gas stations; and
- theme parks.
The property owners of these types of facilities should ensure reasonable and adequate security for patrons and tenants. The injury and harm which results from inadequate security can be devastating and change a person’s life forever. There are many crimes and accidents that can occur in a situation where a property or business owner fails to live up their legal obligations. These can include:
- robberies and assaults;
- sexual assaults;
- fights/physical altercations; and
- other accidents
These situations can not only lead to physical injuries, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injury, but also severe emotional consequences such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. In extreme cases, lack of adequate security can result in death.
If you were an unfortunate victim of a criminal act, Worcester personal injury lawyer Peter Ventura can help you bring a claim against a negligent property or business owner. In order to have a viable case you will have to prove that the property or business owner failed to take reasonable and proper safety and security precautions owed to you. Proper security precautionary measures may include:
- security guards or police monitoring;
- surveillance cameras;
- locks that are in good working order;
- additional and proper lighting;
- electronic alarm systems; and
- limited access to parking lots.
If it is found that security measures such as these or other precautions were not installed or used, causing you to be injured, you may have a legal claim to pursue. Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura can help you pursue a legal claim for compensation for the harm you have endured and hold the negligent property or business owner accountable for their inadequate security. Call Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura today to evaluate your case at 508-755-7535.