Certain properties have security measures in place to protect the people who live, shop or otherwise visit the premises. Negligent security can lead to serious accidents and incidents that can leave you catastrophically injured.
The attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda know how to determine if negligent security was a factor in your injury. We are passionate about providing our clients with our decades of experience and tailored, individualized legal services.
What Is Negligent Security and How Can It Lead to Injuries?
Negligent security can manifest in one of the following ways:
- Inadequate security lighting
- Defective or broken locks
- Defective or broken alarm systems
- Negligent security guards
These types of things can lead to assault, battery and other crimes involving your safety. In some cases, certain levels of security are required by law. On other types of properties, the owners, leasers or managers have a responsibility to keep the premises reasonably safe.
Your Negligent Security Case
These types of cases can originate from accidents on many types of premises and properties, such as:
- Parking lots
- Big box stores
- Shopping malls
- Sports arenas
- Public parks
In a negligent security case, our lawyers will put all of our experience and resources to work in demonstrating how the inadequate security measures lead to your injuries. We will fight to recover compensation for things such as current and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
One of the challenges in these types of premises liability cases is showing that the at-fault party is in fact liable for injuries caused by negligent security. When you get into cases involving owners, managers and people leasing the property, the attorney handling the case must understand who is liable for what, and on what types of properties. Your relationship to the property and what you were doing there also must be taken into account. The attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda know the ins and outs of these types of cases. We provide individualized attention when you choose us to handle your negligent security claim.
To learn more about our experienced Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Columbia negligent security attorneys, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda for a free consultation at (803) 828-6100. We have decades of combined experience handling premises liability cases and all types of injury cases in South Carolina.