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Negligent / Inadequate Security Liability


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Negligent/Inadequate Security Liability

Unfortunately, many crimes are preventable if proper security measures are in place and practiced. Landlords, business owners, property managers, security guards, and others are often in the best position to prevent foreseeable crime. When these steps are not taken and you are the victim of a crime that could have, and should have, been prevented, you may have a claim based on negligent security.

The experienced Boston personal injury lawyers have advanced many successful negligent security claims. Our attorneys take the time to fully investigate your claim and will hold any and all at-fault parties responsible for the negligence that caused injuries or a wrongful death to you or a loved one. Call our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today for a FREE evaluation of your claim at 617-225-2100.

Negligent And Inadequate Security Elements Are Based In Common Sense

There is no explicit list of measures a landlord or business owner must take to protect others from risk of personal injury or wrongful death because of the crime of a third party. Instead, it must be shown that the crime could have been prevented by reasonable security measures. Generally, if it was reasonable to prevent the crime that resulted in your injuries or wrongful death, the other party will be negligent. This involves showing that the negligent party owned or possessed the property where the crime took place, that the injured or wrongfully killed party was on the property when the crime happened, that the negligent party failed to take reasonable care to prevent a foreseeable crime, the crime was the result of this failed duty, and that the victim suffered injuries or was wrongfully killed.

In short, there is a balance where the cost of safety measures a landlord or business owner incurs is weighed against the risk of a crime causing injury or death to another. Our attorneys are experienced and skilled convincing the trier of fact that such preventative measures should and could have been taken.

Common Negligent Security Circumstances

Although there are many imaginable scenarios where the negligence of a property owner, landlord, business owner, security team, etc. resulted in a crime causing injuries or death to another, there are some more common situations where this arises. These include:

  • Assault & Battery on a landlord's property that is not adequately secured (no guard, no locks or non-functioning locks, etc.)
  • Assault & Battery on a business property (i.e., in a parking lot or parking garage, in a store, etc.)
  • Rape or sexual assault on a landlord or business property
  • Crimes committed against you while you are a guest at a hotel or resort (assault, theft, robbery, rape, etc.)
  • Robbery, theft, or assault/battery at an ATM
  • Violence against you at your place of work

Often, a negligent security claim hinges on the balance of the cost a landlord or business faces to implement measures and the risk of a particular danger which can result in injury or death of another. Contact the experienced and skilled Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today if you have been the victim of a crime that could have been prevented. We will launch an immediate investigation into your claim and will hold any liable party accountable for their negligence. Contact us for a FREE consultation at 617-225-2100.


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