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How to Prove Negligent Security

How to Prove Negligent Security

Business and property owners have a duty to keep visitors safe from foreseeable dangers that can result in severe injury. If they fail to uphold this duty, then they can be held liable if a negligent security claim is brought against them. Negligent security lawsuits in the state of Texas are based on whether the business or property owner was aware of security risks that exist on their property and if they failed to take adequate measures to address such risks. Although no individual can be expected to predict when a violent crime will take place, they can take security measures to deter violent crimes.

Negligent security cases generally arise from victims who have been assaulted, robbed, raped, or experienced other violent attacks at business properties like:

  • Hotels
  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Parking lots
  • Shopping malls
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Strip clubs
  • Convenience stores

To prove a negligent security claim, you must establish that the property owner was aware of the  following factors:

  • Criminal activity has occurred near the location you were injured
  • Crimes have frequently occurred on the owner’s property
  • Similar crimes occurring in similar establishments or publicity alerting establishments of crime trends

Negligent security claims require proper investigation to collect all of the necessary evidence to prove how the property owner failed to act to reduce safety risks. This can include evidence like:

  • Witness interviews
  • Police reports
  • Social media posts
  • News reports
  • Crime statistics
  • Video or photographs

Have you suffered a serious injury that could have been prevented if the property owner took proper safety precautions? If so, please call Daspit Law Firm today at (888) 273-1045 to speak to one of our negligent security lawyers. Schedule your free case consultation today.