Premises liability cases can involve a lack of security measures that have contributed to the accident that an individual suffered from. A property owner of a specific premises has the responsibility of maintaining certain security measures in place to protect those that are entering into the area. A standard of care must be taken to ensure the safety of those entering onto the premises. Security measures are taken to prevent any criminal acts from happening. They are also in place to monitor the area and know of what is going on. Establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety. Places such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, have to meet a standard of security to provide a safe premises.
If the owner does not keep up with safety standards, they may be causing harm to individuals. These security measures are needed to provide surveillance of the area. If it is proven that inadequate security has contributed to an accident, the injured individual may be able to hold the property owner responsible. They have a responsibility to uphold a certain level of security. If they are lacking in security, it could prove negligence on their behalf. With lacking security measures, individuals may be harmed further. When an owner or manager does not take proper security measures to provide an expected level of safety in an environment, they can be held accountable. Inadequate security cases can be based on poor or inadequate lighting, lack of or non-working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security staff, poorly maintained landscaping and broken locks or unlocked perimeter doors. All of these instances can be used to prove a case of inadequate security, putting the liability on the premises.
Is there an investigation?
An investigation is needed to prove that there were inadequate security measures on the premises. By having an investigation done, this can prove that there were inadequate security measures in place. This can hold a property owner responsible for an accident and injury that someone has suffered from. When the property owner can be held responsible, this can provide the injured party with compensation.
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