Negligent Security Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan
When you enter a store or other establishment, you expect it to be a safe environment. However, that is not always the case, as some property owners do not take the necessary precautions to make their building and grounds secure. As a result, you may have been injured when a third party attacked the property.
If so, you have the right to explore your legal options and even file a claim against the property owner. Marko Law can help you with your case. We protect the rights of victims in negligent security cases. Our legal team can investigate the incident, help you build your case, and recover your losses so that you can move on. You don’t have to take on your case alone. Let our team advocate for you to get a fair settlement.
Get legal help now for your negligent security case. Call Marko Law at 313-777-7LAW for a free case review.
How to Prove Owner Negligence in a Negligent Security Case
In a negligent security case, we must prove that the establishment or institution failed to provide adequate security to protect you from an attack by a third party. We can help you establish these elements to ensure you receive fair compensation from the insurance company.
Lack of Duty of Care
Businesses and other institutions such as bars, government agencies, or educational facilities have a duty to keep their customers, visitors, or other occupants safe. They must provide security that is adequate enough to prevent foreseeable dangers.
Breach of Duty
The company must have failed to keep its property safe. For example, the company failed to replace burnt out lights between buildings on its property.
The Breach of Duty Led to Your Injury
You were assaulted walking from one building to another because of a poorly lit area between the buildings. The company failed to uphold its duty to you and as a result, you suffered injury.
You Suffered Damages as a Result
As a result of the attack, you suffered physical, economic, non-economic, or other damages. You must have evidence that can substantiate your damages.
Negligent Security Cases We Take On
In a negligent security case, a property owner or organization failed to provide a safe environment. As a result, you were the victim of an attack. Examples of negligent security cases we take on include:
- ATM robbery
- Store parking lot mugging
- Hotel room assault
- Apartment or condominium assault
- Gas station robbery or mugging
- College campus sexual assault
If you experienced these or similar types of attacks, then you may be entitled to submit a lawsuit against the company or organization and recover damages. Your negligent security lawyer can provide evidence that the attack against you could have been prevented if it was not for the company’s negligence.
Proving a Foreseeable Injury
The company or other entity may state that there was no way that anyone could have foreseen an attack or an injury. The defendant may use this position as a way of relieving the company from any liability for your attack and subsequent injuries.
For example, if the establishment was in a safe area and there was no history of crimes occurring on the property, the property owner may claim that they had no duty to provide extra security.
We can gather evidence, such as prior incident reports to prove that the attack was foreseeable and that the company should have taken measures to prevent it. Your attorney may further demonstrate that the attack would never have happened if it was not for the company’s negligence.
Furthermore, we may use a combination of factors to determine foreseeability, including:
The property owner knew or should have known that the attack on you or someone else was imminent based on previous occurrences of the crime in the area.
Prior Cases of Attack
The owner experienced similar cases of attacks on their property but did not improve security after the instance.
Taking All Circumstances into Consideration
The owner should have looked at all the circumstances surrounding the property to determine if they needed to add more security to prevent criminal activity. For example, a bar where heavy drinking can occur may need security even if the area is not unsafe.
Obtaining Evidence of Your Damages
We may obtain evidence to validate your claim further, such as:
- An accident reconstruction expert
- Revisiting the scene of the attack
- Medical reports that confirm the negligent security injuries
- Eyewitnesses who saw the attack
Your lawyer can investigate the scene to determine how the company could have provided adequate security measures to prevent your attack. Furthermore, your lawyer can investigate the case to see if the company was aware of the possibility of an attack and did nothing to prevent it.
What Can You Claim in a Negligent Security Case?
What you can claim in a negligent security case depends on several factors such as the nature of the accident, who is at fault, and the total amount of your losses. Damages you may want to seek include:
You may have to undergo extensive surgery or medical procedures, stay in recovery for several days, visit your doctor often, or take pain medication. Physical therapy or rehabilitation is also common after a security incident. You may also be disabled or disfigured for the rest of your life.
Recovery from a third-party attack can take several weeks or months. During this time, you may have lost pay due to being out of work. If you are permanently disabled, you may be able to claim the inability to draw a future income.
A negligent security incident can have a devastating impact on your life and your family. You may experience emotional anguish, pain & suffering, or loss of consortium. Your quality of life may also be diminished.
Contact Marko Law Today to Get Started with Your Case
Don’t let a property owner’s negligence negatively impact your life forever. Contact Marko Law today to explore your legal rights and find out what your case is worth. We handle all types of negligent security cases for clients in Detroit and across Michigan. Contact a personal injury lawyer today at 313-777-7LAW and get a free, no-obligation case assessment.