Negligent Security

Inadequate or negligent security can cause crime and accidents that may result in severe personal injuries, emotional and physical distress or wrongful death. Property owners and businesses, such as restaurants, bars, apartments, rental housing, hotels and shopping centers-- have a responsibility to maintain safe and secure premises for patrons, visitors and tenants. When accidents occur as the result of negligent security, premises liability law holds property owners and business liable if hazards on their premises were preventable. 


Examples of failure to protect tenants, customers and visitors from a violent crime may include:


  • Poor Lighting
  • Failure to Install Safety Cameras/ Equipment
  • Failure to Monitor Security Equipment
  • Failure to Hire Security Guards
  • Negligence of Security Guards
  • Inadequate Parking Surveillance


Inadequate security can lead to the following type of crimes:

  • Outbreak of Fights and Violence
  • Risks of Violent or Deadly Attacks
  • Theft
  • Forced Entry
  • Attacks in Elevators


The premises liability attorneys at The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you understand your rights in a premises liability case. If you or a loved one has been a victim of crime due to inadequate security or security negligence, you may have a claim that entitles you to compensation and recovery from damages and losses. Please contact us for a free consultation on your case.