Orange County Negligent Security & Bar Fight Attorneys
In California, a property owner has the duty to keep their property safe for all business and guests. If the property is rental housing, the property owner also has the responsibility to keep the premises safe for his or her tenants. A safe premises means more than fixing broken steps and preventing fires; it can mean having adequate security measures in place to protect tenants and guests from harm. When sufficient security measures are not in place and a victim suffers an injury that could reasonably have been prevented if the property owner had put proper security measures in place, the victim can seek compensation for his or her related damages through a premises liability claim.
Where can an Injury Occur Because of Negligent Security? A few examples of premises where sufficient security must be in place to protect visitors and tenants include: Hotels; Bars and nightclubs; Apartment buildings; Parking garages; Public transportation hubs like train stations and bus depots; Commercial office buildings; Shopping malls; Banks; and Sporting arenas.
A property owner is responsible for maintaining a safe premises on all parts of his or her property, including its parking lot. If an individual is the victim of a crime, or injured due to the lack of security the property owner may be held liable for damages.
Security is Part of Maintaining a Safe Premises. A reasonable level of security for a premises depends on the nature of the premises and its surrounding area. A bar or nightclub in an area known for criminal and gang activity might need an armed security guard and surveillance cameras around its property to provide a reasonable level of security, whereas an apartment building might just need secure doors and windows.
Seeking Compensation for Your Damages Due to Negligent Security
When a property owner fails to prevent an injury or fails to stop it within a reasonable amount of time when he or she otherwise could have done so, the property owner is considered to be negligent. A negligent property owner is liable for any victims’ damages that occur due to his or her negligence.
Evidence is key to a successful personal injury claim. Photographs of your injury and the scene of the accident, eyewitness testimonies, any official police or accident report or complaint you made following the incident, and documentation of your medical bills and other expenses are all important pieces of evidence that can support your claim.
Work with an Experienced Santa Ana Bar Fight Lawyers
Shield Litigation is a group of Orange County negligent security attorneys located in Santa Ana working with clients injured due to aggressive bouncers, bar fights or lack of security. If you were injured because of insufficient or negligent security in a private or public space, you have the right to seek compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim against the negligent property owner or security company. To discuss your case in greater detail with an experienced injury lawyer, contact our team at Shield Litigation, LLP today by calling 714-728-3385 to set up your free, initial consultation in our office. Serving clients in Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and throughout Southern California.