Property owners have a legal duty to guarantee the security of visitors and workers on their premises. If a criminal act on a property leads to personal injuries, the property owner may be liable for damages under the premises liability laws. This is referred to as negligent or inadequate security and can result in a premises liability claim.
Breaking Down Negligent or Inadequate Security
Most negligent security verdicts and settlements involve robbery, sexual assault, wrongful death, physical assault, and carjacking. A negligent security claim arises when the injured party seeks compensation for their suffering. Such legal action can be taken against business premises owners, schools, landlords and other property owners.