Negligent Security & Your Rights
Under Connecticut law, property owners and managers have a duty to protect tenants, and other parties using their property, from harm. If they fail to do so and someone is injured on their property as a result of inadequate or negligent security, the victim may be entitled to compensation.
What Is Negligent Security?
Any establishment that provides goods or services to the public owes them adequate security. These places may include apartment buildings, ATMs, bars and nightclubs, college campuses, hotels, and sports venues. If there is a lack of security and it results in someone getting injured, that person may have a right to file a negligent security claim against the owner/manager of the property.
Example of Inadequate Security
When a person is attacked or assaulted, it is important to determine whether or not the crime could have been prevented with better security. Some of the most common examples of inadequate security include:
- Insufficient lighting
- Lack of security and cameras
- Broken locks and open gates
- Failure to respond to a security warning or alert
- Lack of warnings
Proving Fault in a Negligent Security Case
In a negligent security case, you must be able to establish that:
- You were lawfully on the property and injured while there
- The owner/manager of the property failed to ensure the safety of their tenants/visitors
- The owner/manager of the property knew or should have known that such an incident was possible or likely
- You were injured as a result of the inadequate security
Our experienced team of Connecticut personal injury attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can help you with a negligent security case by creating a personalized strategy, working with security experts, gathering important evidence and pursuing maximum compensation. If you have a claim, contact us today.