Negligent Security stems from Premises Liability. However, it adds an additional element: the commission of a crime. If you’ve been a victim of a crime on someone else’s property, could you hold the owner liable?
The answer is: It depends. Did the property owner have reason to foresee that such an event could occur? This can be the case in high-crime areas, locations that are not well-lit, or any location that is a particularly vulnerable crime target, such as banks or convenience stores.
There are different ways that property owners can provide security: hiring security personnel, installing silent alarms, providing adequate lighting, limiting cash on-site, installing surveillance videos, locking back doors from the inside, installing fences around the property’s perimeter and other access control measures. Failing to do so could result in:
- Assault and Battery
- Assault With a Deadly Weapon
- Sexual Assault/Rape
- Manslaughter or Murder
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