Washington DC Negligent Security Attorney
Crime is a fact of life, and people who live and work in large cities are all too familiar with the everyday hazards that come with moving around a metropolitan area. You do what you can to protect yourself, which includes staying alert and being aware of your surroundings.
Property owners also have an obligation to take reasonable steps to protect people on their property from being injured by a third party. Many crimes occur because a parking lot, building, or other area was not properly lit, lacked adequate security, or was otherwise unsafe.
People have also been attacked in situations where the property lacked adequate fencing, lacked proper door and window locks, or had inadequate security camera surveillance.
In other cases, injuries have resulted because security personnel failed to respond to a request for help, or took too long to appear on the scene. If you were attacked and injured on another person’s property, you may have a claim under a theory called negligent security.
Washington DC and Maryland Negligent Security Lawyers
Negligent security claims arise out of many different circumstances. Any time a property owner or business owner fails to take reasonable measures to prevent criminal activities from happening on or around their property, they are generally liable for injuries that result. These cases can include:
- Sexual assault
- Assaults with weapons
The lawyers at the Rich Firm have helped clients throughout Maryland and the Washington DC metropolitan area obtain compensation for injuries sustained in attacks caused by negligent security. We have handled cases involving a broad range of circumstances, including:
- Parking lots
- Shopping malls
- Sports venues
- Festivals and concerts
- ATMs and banks
- Apartments and condominium complexes
- Negligent security in the workplace
Negligent security cases can be difficult to prove. It’s sometimes challenging to convince a court that a property owner ignored crime statistics or failed to observe the property security standards in a particular community or neighborhood.
This is why it’s important to work with personal injury lawyers who regularly handle negligent security cases. Our lawyers are litigators who routinely tackle tough cases throughout the District and the whole of Maryland.
The Rich Firm, PC – Your Washington DC Negligent Security Attorney
At The Rich Firm, PC, personal injury is our sole focus. Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to helping people who have been injured due to another’s negligence. We look forward to hearing about your case. Call us today for a free case evaluation.