Prescott Negligent Security Lawyer
Business or property owners may not be able to predict criminal activity, but they have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises and provide adequate security to help prevent harm to any potential visitors or other invitees. If this obligation is not met and someone suffers an injury because of it, a property owner may be liable for damages.
At Phillips Law Group, we have helped more than 155,000 clients who have suffered injuries because of another’s negligence. Our qualified lawyers have nearly 30 years of legal experience and have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation on behalf of our clients, including $1,000,000 for a victim who suffered a broken neck and collarbone in a premises-related accident.
If you were injured while legally visiting either a commercial or private property, it is a good idea to consult with a Prescott negligent security lawyer to help determine whether you may have a case. Take advantage of our free consultation to discuss your potential claim and talk about your legal options. We charge no upfront fees if we represent you, and we only collect money if we get compensation for you.
Call Phillips Law Group today to learn more. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Who May Be Eligible to File a Negligent Security Case?
To determine whether you may be eligible to pursue legal action, our legal team needs to review the circumstances that caused your injuries. Typically, negligent security cases are filed by victims of some type of crime who had a legal right to be on a commercial or private property. These victims could be:
- Hotel or resort guests
- Retail customers
- Cruise ship passengers
- Vacation rental guests
- Movie theater guests
If a trespasser was injured on private or business property, it is unlikely he or she would have a claim.
In these cases, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, so in order to establish that a property owner was negligent, there are certain elements you or your attorney need to prove:
Duty of Care
You must prove that you had a legal right to be on the property and the owner had a legal obligation to maintain his or her property, including providing adequate security, to prevent harm to anyone legally permitted on the premises.
Duty of Care Not Upheld
What is deemed necessary to maintain safe premises can vary depending on the property and the location. For example, in an unsafe area, a property owner might have failed in his or her duty of care if there was no physical security on the property or the lighting was not sufficient to ward off would-be trespassers or criminals.
Proving the connection between the failure to uphold a duty of care and the injuries you sustained is key. For example, if the owner had employed a security guard, you might not have suffered an assault by a criminal who trespassed on the property.
You must have been injured and suffered damages as a result of the property owner’s negligence. For example, if you were attacked in a hotel parking lot, your damages could help cover your medical bills, lost wages and more.
Our experienced Prescott negligent security attorneys have been pursuing compensation for injury victims for almost 30 years, and we know what it takes to build a strong argument on your behalf. We are prepared to review the circumstances that caused your injuries and determine if you may have a case.
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How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
The value of each case is unique so the compensation amount you could be eligible to receive will depend on the extent of your injuries, how much time you may have missed from work due to your injuries, and whether you are able to return to your previous job after your recovery time, among other factors.
Contact our knowledgeable attorneys today to learn more about how we accurately value our clients claims to help achieve maximum compensation for their injuries. In general, the types of compensation we may be able to seek for you include:
- All reasonable medical expenses related to your injury
- Loss of income while you are unable to go to work
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Travel to and from your doctor’s appointments
- Loss of future earnings If your injuries cause you to become disabled
What is Negligent Security?
A property owner has a legal obligation to take active steps to help ensure the premises are reasonably safe for any customers or other legal invitees who enter the property. An important part of ensuring there is adequate security includes taking into consideration where the property is located, how well lit the area is and more. Some steps that an owner can take to maintain adequate security might include:
- Providing sufficient lighting
- Implementing an alarm system
- Securing windows and doors
- Installing and actively using security cameras
- Hiring qualified security staff
- Regularly inspecting the area for potential hazards
If a property owner fails in this duty and a customer or other legal invitee is injured, the owner could be held liable for negligent security.
Negligent Security Cases We Often Handle
At Phillips Law Group, our legal team has years of extensive experience handling negligent security cases involving criminal activities or assault on many different properties, such as:
- Retail centers
- Shopping malls
- Office buildings
- Public and private schools
- Hotels or motels
- Apartments or other residential complexes
- Bus stations
- Railway stations
- Restaurants, pubs, or night clubs
- Parking lots and garages
- Movie theaters
Common Negligent Security Injuries
Customers, residents or other legal visitors who are attacked, assaulted and injured because a property had inadequate security may suffer from any number of serious or life-threatening injuries, including:
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Stab wounds
- Gunshot injuries
- Sexual assault injuries
- Bone fractures
- Bruising, lacerations or other restraint injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety, depression or other emotional injuries
- Permanent disfigurement
If you think your injuries are the result of negligent security, contact one of our licensed attorneys today. We want to help you to pursue the maximum compensation you are eligible for, if you have a case.
No upfront fees. Schedule your free consultation today. 1-800-706-3000.
Why Should I Consider Hiring a Lawyer?
After an incident, you should expect the insurance company to reach out to ask about what happened. It is important to note that no matter how friendly an insurer may sound on the phone, his or her ultimate goal is not to give you money, because it is not in the best interest of the insurance company. An insurer will always try to find ways to discredit you by saying that your injuries are non-existent or not as severe as you claim, or by trying to offer you a lowball settlement to avoid a larger payout.
Our experienced Prescott negligent security lawyers consider multiple factors when determining the value of a potential claim. For example, we may investigate the general safety of the location, the premises where you were injured, and what other security deficiencies may exist on the property. If there is any camera footage, we would also want to review that for potential evidence.
If we represent you, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf to achieve maximum recovery for your damages and are prepared to go to trial if necessary.
Contact a Prescott Negligent Security Attorney Today
At Phillips Law, we have a proven history of winning more than $750 million in compensation for our clients in the Prescott area and throughout the state of Arizona. Our founding partner, Jeffrey Phillips has provided lead counsel and achieved favorable verdicts for clients in multiple counties, including Yavapai.
We encourage you to contact our office to get started on your claim. There is no financial risk as our consultations are 100 percent free and at no-obligation to you. Delaying to act may result in you losing the opportunity to take legal action as Arizona has a strict statute of limitations, or filing deadline. Our firm is available over the phone or online, 24 hours a day.
We want to help. Call today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.