Security is often put in place throughout businesses to protect guests from impending harm (typically involving criminal activity). Malls often have security guards who patrol the halls and offer shoppers a sense of security. College campuses also often have a unique security system that is sometimes connected to local law enforcement. While security guards are not typically official law enforcement, they do hold a duty of care to protect any individuals on their property.
Negligent security is an issue that plagues many businesses, college campuses, and properties throughout Nevada. It can have very dangerous consequences for victims of criminal activity or other hazardous incidents caused by the failure to adequately supervise the premises. If you’ve suffered injuries due to a lack of proper security, contact Las Vegas negligent security attorney from De Castroverde Accident and Injury Lawyers immediately to determine if you’re entitled to compensation.
At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we’re dedicated to providing aggressive and dependable legal counsel to victims of negligent security. We’re proud to offer personal one-on-one consultations to help you explore your legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries.
Here’s what a Nevada personal injury lawyer from our firm can do to help in your negligent security case:
Negligence is deeply rooted in American law and forms the backbone of most personal injury cases. Negligence largely relies on the following factors:
Security negligence can take many forms and can include something as small as a teacher failing to supervise her students or as large as a security guard failing to respond to a robbery. Negligent security can also involve a property owner not having proper security measures, such as a security alert system or security guard on duty. Here are some security issues that could cause harm:
Going off the principle of negligence, you and your lawyer will need to prove that:
Your negligent security lawyer in Las Vegas must also prove foreseeability (a property owner’s responsibility to understand the potential dangers that visitors may face). We must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangers and that they failed to put into place adequate security measures. We may also refer to the number of times emergency services responded to similar incidents at that property.
If your injuries were the result of a security guard’s or other protector’s negligence, we may need to investigate:
Negligent security can lead to many dangerous incidents, including:
Many of these criminal activities and dangerous situations can lead to serious injuries and medical conditions. For instance, armed robberies may involve the discharge of a firearm that results in severe injuries, or a loved one may have died while drowning. You may have suffered one or more of the following injuries due to negligent security:
A court can consider the facts of the case in determining any resulting liability and can carefully consider what a reasonable security guard would do in a similar situation. If the court determines that a reasonable security guard would have prevented the attack, accident, or criminal activity from occurring, the individual guard or security company could be held responsible for the corresponding damages. If the property owner didn’t have security measures in place, they may be held responsible.
Damages in a negligent security case can include both actual damages and general damages, such as:
A criminal attack or serious accident can have devastating emotional effects on the victim, which last far longer than any physical injuries may last. An armed robbery, assault, or rape can leave the victim with lasting emotional scars that are difficult to move past.
A personal injury claim for damages can consider every impact the criminal activity or accident had on the victim and assign a value to this claim. A Las Vegas negligent security attorney can determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to in your claim.
Per NRS § 11.190(4)(e), you only have two years from the date of your negligent security incident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. The same statute of limitations also states that you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party to pursue damages for your loss.
Two years is not a long time, especially when you’re dealing with injuries or emotional trauma. A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with experience pursuing negligent security claims can help you file within the given timeframe.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of criminal activity due to the negligence of security, contact De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers today. Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have years of experience in assisting our clients with their personal injury claims after dangerous criminal encounters that could’ve been prevented.
As the victim of a criminal attack, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the security put in place to protect against such crimes. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial free consultation.
In addition to negligent security, De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers have expertise across a variety of personal injury cases, including:
An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand the legal aspects of your crash and make certain you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys have years of experience in handling slip and fall cases and will work carefully with you throughout your claim.
Wrongful death actions result when one person’s actions lead to the death of another person. These cases are often time-consuming and expensive.
Personal injury cases are filed when a person has seen their life negatively impacted by preventable actions taken by another party. In car accident cases, this means that the at-fault driver has to provide compensation to the impacted party. In cases of nursing home injuries, the nursing home is the at-fault party when a resident is injured in an avoidable situation.
Some situations that can led to a personal injury case include: