Have you been injured at a business where you believe the establishment was negligent in providing proper security? Perhaps you are a business owner and are concerned about the security and safety of your patrons. Unfortunately, multiple lawsuits have occurred due to what is known as inadequate security.
Inadequate security cases generally fall under the category known as premises liability. Basically, in a courtroom, a determination will be made as to whether or not the establishment provided sufficient security for its patrons.
There are multiple factors that a court will view to determine whether or not the business is at fault.
- What type of business is this? A bar where obviously there needs to be extra security or was it at a family type of restaurant?
- What part of town is the business located and it is known as a high crime area?
- Where did the assault occur? A very poor lit parking lot or was it in a well-lit indoor area where you would not normally expect this to happen.
Generally, the national standard is to provide what is known as “reasonable care” for their patrons.
For more information regarding premises liability and extra tips to help ensure you are doing all you can to protect your patrons, please refer to this article in our knowledge center.