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Personal Injury Claims in Arkansas for Negligent Security

A property owner may be liable for any such accidents if the property is not properly maintained. The owner of the property may also be liable for crimes that occur due to inadequate security, such as assaults, beatings, thefts, and rape. In addition to pursuing criminal charges against the offender, victims can also seek financial compensation from the careless property owner.

Personal injury claims in Arkansas can be complicated, and you need a skilled attorney to help you get a favorable settlement or ruling. With an exclusive concentration on injury cases, Keith Law Group is committed to helping individuals obtain the best possible resolution for their injury cases. Our attorneys have almost 35 years of experience.

If you have been the victim of a criminal act on someone’s property or at a business, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. Call us today for a free case review.

What Is Meant by Negligent Security?

Business owners have an obligation to keep people safe on their property. Property owners must also warn tenants and customers if there is a crime problem. Unfortunately, too many business owners do not take this obligation seriously and don’t devote the necessary resources to ensure safety. When you are injured by the actions of a third party, a business becomes legally liable for your damages if it failed to take reasonable steps to prevent your injuries.

Negligent security is an area of premises liability law that allows the victim of a violent crime to file a lawsuit against the owner of the property where a crime took place. For example, if you are assaulted by another customer at a nightclub, you can file a negligent security lawsuit against the business and recover damages if you can prove the nightclub did not have property safety measures in place.

The liable party in a negligent security case may be a landlord, nightclub owner, a hotel or motel chain, or a shopping center.

What Are Cases Where a Business Can Be Sued for Negligent Security?

A property owner can be held liable for negligent security when the injuries could have been prevented with reasonable safety measures. Some examples of actions that can lead to a business being sued for negligent security include:

  • The failure to hire enough security guards to monitor public spaces and special events
  • The failure to ensure that security guards are competent
  • Letting unauthorized people remain on the property without dealing with them
  • Failure to adequately train security personnel
  • Overcrowding in a restaurant, casino, or concert
  • Failure to respond appropriately to incidents
  • Not having enough lighting, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors

What Damages Can You Claim in a Negligent Security Case?

The criminal justice system can punish the offender when someone is injured on another person’s property. However, the criminal justice system does not necessarily provide the compensation you deserve.

Alabama law allows you to file a personal injury claim against someone who intentionally injures you. However, criminals are usually unable to pay the pay you the compensation you deserve. If the property owner allowed the crime to happen by failing to provide property security measures, they can be held liable.

Damages in a negligent security case can include:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future lost earnings
  • Cost of therapy
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Contact Us to Handle Your Personal Injury Claims in Arkansas:

Residential and commercial property owners have a duty to protect to implement property security measures. If you or a family member was injured or was killed while on someone else’s property – private or public – get legal assistance right away to receive the compensation that you deserve and need.

The personal injury attorneys at our firm have decades of experience representing clients in personal injury claims in Arkansas. If you were injured at an unsafe apartment complex, hotel, motel, bar, nightclub, or other property, we are here to help you. For free, no-obligation advice on your case, contact our personal injury lawyers today. We will ensure to help you in the best way we can.

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