The foundation of premises liability law is the belief that property owners have an obligation for the safety of those who visit that property. It’s important to understand that this obligation extends beyond merely maintaining the structure of the property.
Indeed, many property owners are obligated to provide a sufficient security presence. While this is often not an issue (few people have private security forces around their homes), our Little Rock injury lawyers have seen how a failure to properly protect a busines or apartment complex can result in serious injuries.
Not every instance of a crime on someone’s property is cause for a premises liability case. However, many people in Arkansas are hurt every year because of negligent or insufficient security.
If you’re a resident of the Little Rock, Arkansas area and need an injury lawyer, please call The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today at 888-220-7068 for a free consultation.
Examples of Negligent Security
A property owner is “negligent” when he or she takes or fails to take certain actions that reasonable people could foresee would result in harm. In the case of premises liability cases in general, and insufficient security specifically, a property owner can be found liable for injuries suffered as a result of a failure to provide sufficient security.
Facilities where these cases often occur include:
- Small stores
- Big box stores
- Amusement parks
- Apartment complexes
- Commercial facilities (including industrial parks)
Further, these cases are often exceptionally serious. Innocent people have been robbed, injured and even raped or killed in these facilities because property owners did not take the steps needed to secure the area.
Insufficient security can take the form of:
- An utter lack of security personnel
- Poorly trained or poorly equipped security personnel
- A lack of proper lighting, which provides an inviting environment for those who would commit crimes
- A lack of alarms, gates or proper locks on doors
Any of these errors can leave facilities dangerously vulnerable to the predations of criminals.
Our Arkansas injury lawyer can help if you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of poor or inadequate security on private property. Alan LeVar will use his years of experience to investigate the facility, find its flaws, show how the person who hurt you exploited those flaws and demonstrate how easily those flaws could have been fixed.
If you’re a resident of Little Rock or any community in Arkansas and you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a property owner’s negligence, our injury lawyer is ready to help. Please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVartoday for a free consultation.