Peoria Negligent Security Attorney
Property owners, whether it be a business, apartment complex, or grocery store, have a legal obligation to keep guests safe from hazardous conditions and potential crime. If they fail to keep a safe premises and you or a loved one is injured as a result, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your damages.
At Phillips Law Group, our firm has over 27 years of experience handling these kinds of cases and have helped over 155,000 clients across Maricopa and Yavapai County. This includes $1,000,000 in recovery for a victim who suffered a broken neck in a premises accident.
Contact an experienced Peoria negligent security attorney for a risk free, no-obligation consultation to review your situation and determine the best course of action for you to take. Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge upfront costs. We only get paid if we help you obtain favorable compensation.
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What Are Some Examples of Negligent Security?
When a customer, resident or another guest is injured on someone else’s property because of the owner’s lack of security on the premises, he or she may be held liable for any injuries.
Some possible examples of negligent security include:
- Failing to monitor and/or have security cameras
- Failing to provide the property with adequate interior and exterior lighting
- Not having security guards on the property
- Leaving doors and windows unlocked
- Not limiting access to the property or failing to install gated entrances
When there is a security threat, property owners are expected to fix the manner in a timely manner. For example, if neighborhood residents have complained about car break-ins, the management team is expected to implement certain security measures to combat the issue.
How Do I Know if I Have a Negligent Security Case?
Understanding if you have a case and are eligible to pursue financial compensation is a difficult task to handle on your own. You must show that negligence caused your injury. Our legal team at Phillips Law Group is ready to help prove this by establishing the following:
Duty of Care
The property owner had a legal responsibility to keep you safe. Generally, property owners must provide adequate security and be alert for potential threats. However, you must be able to prove that you had a legal right to be on the property at the time of your injury.
Breach of Duty of Care
The property owner breached the duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person in the same situation would have. He or she failed to keep the property safe by not fixing broken locks on windows, doors and/or gates or not properly responding to a security threat.
There needs to be a direct connection between your injuries and the property owner’s breach of duty of care. Had it not been for the owner’s inactions or inactions, you would have otherwise been harmed.
You suffered some form of damages such as medical bills for treatment or loss of income and employment benefits because you were unable to work while in recovery.
It is important to note that all four elements of negligence must be present in your situation in order to have a viable case for compensation.
These kinds of cases are often filed by victims of crimes in the following scenarios:
- Customers at retail stores
- Guests at hotels
- People vacationing on cruise ships
If you believe that you have a negligent security case, we recommend reaching out to a Peoria negligent security lawyer from our firm to discuss your possible legal options.
Your consultation is free of charge. 1-800-706-3000.
Is There a Time Limit to Take Legal Action?
In Arizona, claims involving negligent security must be filed within two years from the date the incident occurred. This is mandated by the state’s personal injury statute of limitations, which sets a specific length of time victims have to take legal action.
Two years may seem like plenty of time, but it is important to note that building a strong case takes time. Failure to follow the deadline will likely result in being barred from court. Each case is different and there may be exceptions that shorten or extend the deadline too.
That is why we recommend speaking to a lawyer as soon as possible following your injury.
What is the Value of My Negligent Security Case?
Understanding the value of your potential case is key in these types of claims. It is difficult to know the exact amount of your damages without knowing the specifics of your situation.
You may be eligible to pursue both economic and non-economic damages:
Economic damages are typically the financial losses you have suffered as a result of the negligent security breach. It is easy to quantify these losses with receipts or other documentation. These may include the following type of losses:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages from the inability to work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
Noneconomic damages reflect the pain and suffering you may have experienced following the incident and your injury. These are not as easy to quantify and could include:
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of reputation
If you have been injured in an accident that could have been prevented with proper security measures, we recommend speaking to our Peoria negligent security attorneys for advice.
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How Can an Attorney From Phillips Law Group Help Me?
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys have dealt with a number of different cases involving negligent security. We have a proven track record of obtaining millions in recoveries for our clients. If you have a case, we are prepared to handle the following on your behalf:
- Thoroughly investigate the accident
- Gather witness testimonies
- Collect evidence to support your claim
- Initiate background checks
- Determine an accurate value of your damages
In these cases, it is likely that you will have to deal with insurance companies, which can be a hassle. Insurance companies are a business and typically operate to benefit their interests rather than the interests of the victim. We are well aware of the tactics insurers use to try to discredit claims and are ready to communicate with them to negotiate a fair settlement.
You have nothing to lose when you contact us for a free consultation.
Reach Out to a Peoria Negligent Security Attorney Lawyer
Negligent security claims can be complex and it is important to have a lawyer with the skillset and knowledge needed to take on these kinds of cases.
Our attorneys at Phillips Law Group have represented more than 155,000 clients across the state of Arizona over the past 27 years and recovered millions in compensation.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm for a 100 percent free and confidential consultation. There are no upfront fees for our legal services. You only pay us if you obtain a recovery.
We are available anytime over the phone 1-800-706-3000 or online.