Charleston Negligent Security Attorneys
Helping Clients Heal from Trauma
Have you been attacked, robbed, or sexually assaulted in an apartment complex, parking garage, or on someone else’s property? Property managers and owners can be held responsible for injuries if it can be proven that their negligence is what led to your accident. Though managers may believe your attack wasn’t their fault, the law can show otherwise. Property owners and managers are legally obligated to create a safe environment for residents, tenants, and visitors. If you were injured on someone’s property, call our Charleston negligent security attorneys. With more than two decades of experience, Bostic Law Group, P.A. can be relied on to strengthen your claim and pursue the compensation you need to recover. Along with expenses for medical treatment, it can also be expensive to treat any lasting trauma you have from your experience. You shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket for damages another party caused.
Contact us online or by phone at (843) 350-9646 to schedule your free consultation. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for residents and tenants and must be held accountable for negligence.
What Qualifies as Negligent Security?
Property owners are required by law to keep their properties safe for visitors, and this includes much more than simply preventing slip and fall accidents from occurring by cleaning up any spills. Owners and managers must also work to prevent criminal acts from taking place on their properties. Not having security measures in place to prevent break-ins and attacks qualifies as negligent security. Additionally, if security is existent but not adequate, such as if crimes have occurred but no effort was made to prevent further crimes, the property owner can also be held liable for damages.
Examples of negligent security include:
- Untrained or poorly trained security guards
- Lack of security guards
- Broken locks on doors, windows, and gates
- Lack of security alarms or cameras
- Inadequate emergency exits
- Poor lighting in units, hallways, garages, and common areas
Determining Claim Eligibility
It’s important to know that premises liability claims can be tricky, as a number of elements must be proved in order to hold property owners responsible for accidents and injuries. Not every accident that occurs on someone’s property is the result of their negligence or carelessness.
To have a successful negligent security claim, you need to prove the following:
- You were on the property lawfully at the time of the accident, such as if you were in your apartment or parking lot
- You were injured on the property by a third party
- The property owner should have known about the risks on their property and failed to provide adequate security measures
- Your injuries wouldn’t have occurred if the property owner had provided adequate security measures
It’s important to be able to have a strong claim – attacks can result in serious injuries that cost thousands of dollars to treat. Injuries can include sprains and fractures, broken and crushed limbs and bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, head and brain injuries, internal bleeding, burns, and more.
What to Do After an Attack
After you’ve been attacked on residential or commercial property, it’s important that you maximize your chances of getting the full amount of compensation you deserve. You should first seek medical attention and inform physicians that you’re a victim of a crime. Medical documents and reports are needed to show how much your injuries cost to treat, and that your injuries directly resulted from the premises accident.
Hiring a negligent security attorney with experience in premises liability cases during this time is also beneficial. Our attorneys have the resources needed to conduct a thorough investigation of the attack and collect evidence from police reports to witness testimonies. Through our in-depth service, we can help you recover damages including medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
You may feel that you want to put your attack out of your mind and not report it, but our team believes you deserve justice for what happened to you. Holding property owners responsible is also a step towards making sure they don’t put other tenants or visitors in danger, too.
To pursue the justice you’re entitled to, call our Charleston negligent security attorneys today at (843) 350-9646. We have decades of experience and a long track record of success that you can trust.
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