Failure to Protect
The Failure to Provide Adequate Security
Store owners, landlords, shopping malls, amusement centers, and other businesses owe a duty to provide for the safety of persons legally on their property. This includes the duty to protect persons from criminal acts and/or similar harmful conduct that is reasonably foreseeable. The failure to provide adequate protection may result in the liability of the property owner for injuries to a person legally on the premises. The Law Office of Stephen C. Buser, Ltd., located in Columbia, Illinois, protects the rights of persons who have been injured as a result of negligent security or the failure to provide adequate protection.
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Landowners, commercial enterprises, and landlords have a duty not only to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, but also to provide adequate security to protect against foreseeable acts of criminal conduct or similar harm. The failure to protect persons from criminal acts of others may result in liability for the landowner and other persons or entities responsible for providing a safe environment. Such failure may result in serious personal injuries.
Attorney Stephen C. Buser obtained a successful recovery for a woman who was assaulted in a bowling alley parking lot. He proved there was inadequate security by showing inadequate staffing, malfunctioning security cameras, failure to monitor the patron causing the injury, and lack of warnings of potential dangers. After a three-day trial, a jury found in favor of Attorney Buser’s client and awarded her substantial damages for her injuries and losses.
The firm has also successfully represented a woman who was sexually assaulted in her first floor apartment bedroom. Lawyer Buser proved that the assault could have been prevented if the landlord had provided a proper locking mechanism on her bedroom window, which he failed to do after being notified the lock was broken.
Businesses and commercial enterprises, including, but not limited to, shopping malls, have a duty to protect patrons from foreseeable criminal activity and the failure to do so may be as a result of inadequate staffing, lack of security devices, failure to warn, inadequate training of employees, and other causes. If you or a loved one have been injured on public or private property as a result of criminal conduct or similar harmful behavior by others, it is important to an experienced lawyer who can determine if you have a valid claim.
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of personal injury as a result of lack of security or inadequate protection, contact Attorney Stephen C. Buser who is prepared to answer your questions and take the legal action that may be required. The firm handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning no attorney’s fees are charged unless there is a recovery. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.