Tucson Negligent Security Lawyer
Property owners, like business owners, have a legal obligation to keep the area safe from harm and dangerous crimes. If you were injured because the property owner did not have proper security or take measures to protect you, you may be able to take legal action.
At Phillips Law Group, we have helped over 155,000 clients in the past 27 years obtain hundreds of millions in compensation for the damages they have experienced. This includes a recovery of $1 million on behalf of a client who suffer a broken neck and paralyzation in a premises liability case.
Contact our Tucson negligent security lawyers for a 100 percent free consultation to find out how we may be able to help. Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no attorneys’ fees or upfront costs. We only get paid if we help you secure compensation.
What is Negligent Security?
Residents, customers and other people on public premises expect to be safe from harm, especially from criminal activity. Property owners must take certain measures in ensuring that the property has adequate security measures. If a crime happens and you were injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable.
There are many possible negligent security situations, including but not limited to:
- Property lacking security cameras
- Inadequate lighting in exterior or interior areas
- Lack of supplying security guards
- Having unlocked doors or windows
- Not limiting access to a property
- Lack of gated entrances
If security threats are an issue, property owners are expected to take immediate action to control the situation. For example, if several incidents of car break-ins have been reported, the owner must make certain decisions to combat the issue, like hiring security staff to monitor the area.
Am I Eligible to Pursue Compensation?
Understanding if you have a case may be difficult to do without the aid of an experienced lawyer. He or she will need to prove certain elements of negligence to establish the property owner’s liability. These elements include:
Duty of Care
You must show that the property owner or tenant owed you a duty of care to keep you safe on the property. This applies to both environmental conditions and dangerous activities, like crime. A reasonable person under similar circumstances would have ensured safety measures were in place.
Breach of Duty of Care
You must show that the property owner breached his or her duty of care by not providing you with the right resources for your safety. For example, the owner failed to keep the property well-lit with adequate lighting, making you prone to be a target of crime.
You must be able to show that there is a direct link between your injury and the property owner’s action or failure to act. This means that had the property owner taken reasonable steps to keep the area safe, you most likely would not have suffered an injury.
You must show is that you suffered damages like injury to your body or property damage and had to pay out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment or cost of repairs or replacement of an item.
All four of these elements of negligence must be proven in order to be eligible to pursue compensation for a negligent security claim.
It is also important to show that you were legally allowed to be on the property at the time you were injured. In situations where a person was trespassing, he or she does not have the legal right to file a claim because he or she did not have permission to enter from the property owner.
This is why we recommend reaching out to a licensed Tucson negligent security lawyer to better understand your potential legal options.
Call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-706-3000.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Case?
Negligent security cases are complex and often challenging in determining who is responsible for keeping you safe on a property. In some cases, there may be a contractual relationship that may determine who is liable in such a situation. In other cases, there could be multiple parties that are responsible for the safety of guests.
For example, if a person is assaulted in the parking lot of a shopping mall, the following parties may be held liable:
- The property owner
- The property management company
- The security company
Find out more about liability in your situation by contacting a Tucson negligent security attorney from Phillips Law Group today.
What is the Value of My Negligent Security Claim?
Each negligent security case is different, so it may be difficult to determine the exact value of your claim without knowing the specifics of your situation. We encourage that you speak to a qualified Tucson negligent security attorney to better understand that potential value of your claim.
If we represent you, we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for the damages you have suffered. This may include compensation for loss of wages from missing time at work and medical expenses to treat your injury, such as surgery, imaging tests, medications and assistive devices.
In the event of damaged or stolen property, you may be able to obtain replacement costs for these items. We also understand how traumatic being a victim of negligent security can be. There may be some emotional damage you have experienced. You may also be eligible to recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Case?
When seeking compensation for these types of cases, it is important that you act fast because of Arizona’s statute of limitations for personal injuries. Generally, you only have two years from the date the injury occurred to take legal action for negligent security.
Two years may seem like plenty of time to file, but it is important to know that building a strong case is time-consuming. There are often many factors and other parties involved, such as a government entity, that can greatly impact the duration. Failure to act quickly could result in the court dismissing your case and being unable to seek compensation.
Reach out to an attorney from our firm because there may be certain exceptions that apply to your particular situation.
How Can a Lawyer from Phillips Law Group Help?
Handling a negligent security case on your own can be difficult to navigate without a lawyer on your side. At Phillips Law Group, our legal team has a proven track record of helping our clients obtain fair compensation. We have the legal knowledge and resources needed to build a strong case for you.
If you have a viable case, we are prepared to help out with the following tasks:
- Thoroughly investigate the incident
- Gathering evidence, from photographs of the scene to police reports and medical records
- Interviewing witnesses, staff and security guards
- Conducting research on crime rates in the area
- Negotiating a fair settlement for your injuries
- Handling communications with insurance companies and other involved parties
Do not hesitate to contact to a reputable Tucson negligent security attorney for legal advice. Let us walk you through the entire legal process and go to trial if necessary if no settlement is reached.
Fill out a free online form to get started.
Types of Negligent Security Cases Our Firm Handles
Over the years, our firm has handled many negligent security cases. We are prepared to handle cases involving criminal activities or assault on the following types of properties:
- Shopping centers
- Retail stores
- Office buildings
- Apartment buildings
- Parking garages or parking lots
Victims can suffer from a number of serious injuries due to negligent security, including:
- Injuries from stabbings
- Gunshot wounds
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Sexual assault injuries
- Bruises and lacerations
- Emotional injuries like anxiety and PTSD
Reach Out to Our Tucson Negligent Security Attorneys for Help
If you were injured on someone else’s property due to negligent security, our Tucson negligent security attorneys are ready to help. Having a lawyer is an important part of the recovery process.
At Phillips Law Group, we dedicate our careers to the best interests of our clients. We have recovered more than $750 million in compensation for 155,000+ clients for more than two decades.
We offer a free, no obligation consultation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are charged no upfront fees unless we help recover compensation through a settlement or verdict.
Our office in Tucson is located less than 10 minutes from the University of Arizona.
We look forward to helping you. Get started by calling 1-800-706-3000.