Property owners, especially on properties that host a lot of guests, have a responsibility to ensure that security precautions are taken to protect those on the property. When a property owner fails to take security measures into account, guests can become the victims of violence and get seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been the victim of inadequate security in Baltimore County or throughout Maryland, it is important to speak with an attorney that can fight on your behalf. At Markey & Orsi, we are committed to guiding you through each step of the personal injury claims process in an effort to recover compensation for your injuries and other burdens that you faced as a result of the inadequate security accident. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.
Examples of Inadequate Security in Maryland
Property owners need to account for the unfortunate reality that our world today can be a scary place. When hosting guests, safety and security need to be a top priority for the property owner. If this is not accounted for, a very serious incident can occur and result in injuries or even deaths. This is especially important to consider for owners of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centers, bars, parking lots, apartment buildings, and other locations that frequently host members of the public. Some of the most common forms of inadequate security that may result in a serious accident include the following:
- Failure to install security or surveillance cameras
- Not installing enough surveillance cameras
- Failure to monitor surveillance cameras for behavior that might post a threat to guests
- Failure to provide security guards that have the necessary training to keep guests safe
- Failure to provide adequate lighting for all facilities, parking lots and walkways
- Failure to routinely check that all locks are working properly
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When an individual gets hurt on someone else’s property because there was a lack of security to keep all guests safe, they often want to take legal action against the property owner. In order to have a successful case, the injured party will be required to fulfill the burden of proof. This means that they must provide solid evidence showing that the property owner failed to provide the necessary security and this negligence resulted in the accident. Though proving inadequate security may be challenging, there are a few steps that can be taken in order to do so, including:
- Filing a police report if criminal activity occurred, such as an assault, theft, or robbery
- Obtain witness testimony of the actions that occurred
- Take pictures of the conditions or obtain surveillance footage
Of course, it is always in the victim’s best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney that has experience fighting on behalf of clients who were injured because of a property owner’s failure to properly secure the premise.
Contact a Maryland Inadequate Security Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured because of inadequate security, retaining the services of an experienced attorney is crucial in your quest for justice. We understand how difficult the time after an accident can be and that you may be facing significant burdens that are financial, physical, and emotional in nature. The attorneys at Markey & Orsi are here to fight for you and help recover compensation on your behalf. Contact our firm today for quality legal representation.