Premises liability cases can consist of many different scenarios. When individuals step foot onto a property, they expect a certain standard of care to be put into maintaining the property for safety reasons. The property should be free of hazards. If hazards become present, the property owner has a liability to remove the hazard as soon as possible. Without this process, individuals can fall victim to accidents. These accidents can result in serious injuries or even circumstances of wrongful death. Establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety. Places such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, have to meet a standard of security.
When a premises does not uphold certain standards of care that are expected, they may be held accountable for someone’s accident that resulted in a personal injury. These cases can be called premises liability. In these cases, inadequate security may have played a part in the individual’s accident, causing their injury.
How can inadequate security be involved?
For premises liability cases, inadequate security may have played a role. Individuals expect a certain amount of safety precautions taken by a premises. If the premises fails to have certain security systems in place or lacks enough of it, they may be held liable for the injury of the individual due to inadequate security reasons. Inadequate security cases can be based on poor or inadequate lighting, lack of or non-working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security staff, poorly maintained landscaping and broken locks or unlocked perimeter doors. Individuals can be injured or put into situations where they are involved in a crime without certain standards of security. This premises can be held liable for these instances.
How do I prove my accident happened?
Individuals will have to provide evidence of their case. An investigation can be launched into the situation. After an incident occurs, individuals should file a report to prove the circumstances. To further prove the circumstances surrounding their accident, they should take pictures to provide more solid evidence. If any witnesses were around, they can ask for their contact information to provide a witness testimony. If injuries were acquired, victims of an accident should go to a doctor for medical attention. With this medical attention, it will also provide documentation of your injuries to further prove they happened as a result of the accident and to what extent you were harmed. A lawsuit against the property can lead the injured individual to be entitled to compensation.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.