Businesses – whether it’s a store, restaurant, entertainment venue, or rental property – have a legal obligation to keep its clients and customers reasonably safe. The business owner must protect these individuals from the foreseeable risky or harmful acts of others. When a business fails to follow security guidelines and someone is either injured on killed on their property, that business can face a lawsuit for negligent security.
A business owner is negligent if they knew, or should have known, about the risk of incidents on their property such as assault, theft, muggings, stabbings, shootings – and did nothing to prevent these potential situations. The business owner should be aware of potential dangers and they have a legal duty to provide the appropriate level of security to keep everyone reasonably safe.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed on a commercial property, please contact us. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, property damage, or loss of wages and medical expenses.