Under Texas law, all business owners, property owners, and homeowners are responsible for any harm that occurs on their property if that harm is reasonably foreseeable. If you have been injured or assaulted on someone’s property and you suspect that inadequate security was the reason, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group may be able to help you. We can recover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering by filing a negligent security premises liability claim for you.
These types of injuries and assaults occur most often at:
- Malls and shopping centers
- Hotels and motels
- Parking garages and lots
- Schools and colleges
- Amusement parks
- Office buildings
Have You Been Injured or Assaulted?
Many claims and lawsuits have been filed on the grounds of inadequate security involving apartments, banks, shopping centers and malls. Apartment complex landlords are responsible for providing adequate security devices such as window or door locks and can be held responsible for any crime resulting from their failure to provide them. If you were assaulted or robbed as a result of broken or inadequate window or door locks, then you may have grounds to file a claim against your landlord.
Banks are responsible for providing security measures; many criminal assaults have occurred on bank properties, including rapes and robberies, due to negligent security measures. An assault or robbery may happen as a result of poor lighting in the lobby, failure to provide security guards or cameras, or improper security measures such as lobby doors that fail to lock securely.
Did you know that injuries and assaults happen more frequently at malls and shopping centers than any other public place? This is largely due to the fact that they attract a diverse crowd of people, including criminals, and there is ample opportunity for criminal behavior. While mall management has a responsibility to keep the premises safe, statistics show that criminal activity in malls happens all the time. Whether due to inadequate lighting or inadequate security patrols, violent assaults, such as robberies, purse snatchings, stalkings, carjackings or abductions can happen when security is inadequate. And since malls and shopping centers often employ security guards, they are acknowledging their duty to protect their patrons. They may be unable to raise the defense of unforeseeability of the hazard or harm since the mall or shopping center has likely been the scene of similar crimes or injuries in the past.
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been injured because a property owner failed to keep their property free of hazards or did not provide adequate lighting or security, then you may be able to file a claim for compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. At Zinda Law Group, our Personal Injury attorneys understand the pain and suffering that can result from serious assault injuries. Medical care and treatment can be expensive and can cause you to miss time at work. Our attorneys want to help you get the compensation that you deserve so call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free no fee consultation.