Property owners are responsible for making sure their premises is reasonably safe for any visitors, customers, or tenants, especially if the area is known for frequent criminal activity. However, if the property owners fails to provide adequate security measures, this type of negligence can result in someone being a victim of a violent crime and causing serious injuries or even death.
If you were a victim of a violent crime due to negligent security and suffered a serious bodily injury, our Columbia personal injury attorney can help you recover your entitled compensation. With millions of dollars won on behalf of our clients, we are confident we can do the same for you.
Proving Negligence in Missouri
It’s important to understand that not all injuries sustained on someone else’s property can result in a valid premises liability claim. In order to hold the property owner accountable for your injuries, negligence must be clearly determined.
For example, does the location have a history of frequent criminal activity that the owner failed to properly address? Has the owner been informed that better security measures are required on the premises? If one of these instances was evident in your case, then your incident could have been prevented if it wasn’t for the property owner’s negligence.
Negligent security claims often involve the following:
- Improperly trained security personnel
- Failure to conduct background checks on security personnel with criminal records
- Inadequate security cameras
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate parking lot surveillance
- Failure to increase security measures after multiple incidents
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At Gump & Faiella, our goal is make sure our clients receive their entitled compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering caused by their injuries. With more than 90 years of combined experience, our Columbia premises liability lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the outcome you desire and the justice you deserve.