Negligent Security

Professional Chattanooga “Negligent Security” Attorneys Helping Clients Across Tennessee and North Georgia

Legal representation for victims of crimes that happened on unsafe premises

Property owners have a duty to maintain safe and secure premises and may face legal recourse when they fail in that duty. You might not know that if you were the victim of a crime that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a civil claim against the property owner, manager, or tenant in charge of the premises. The term “negligent security” is used to describe a type of legal claim that holds property owners or managers accountable for creating environments that attract criminal activity.

At Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law, our Chattanooga “negligent security” lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of cases, and we understand what type of evidence is needed to secure a successful outcome. We have the resources and means to perform thorough investigations regarding each negligent security case. Our attorneys are members of the community, and we do everything we can to keep the local area safe.

Examples of negligent security

Here are some examples of situations that a can encourage criminal behavior and may be pursued as a negligent security case:

  • Poor lighting, broken lights, or burned-out bulbs
  • Broken or weak locks on residential units
  • Broken or distressed window locks
  • Unsecured doors or door frames
  • Broken windows
  • Holes in fencing
  • Defective security gates
  • Poorly trained security staff
  • Shady hiring practices for security, maintenance, managers, and other staff
  • Failure to change the locks between tenants, or control the keys
  • Failure to provide full-time security guards as promised in lease agreements
  • Failure to warn the public of increases in criminal activity or other dangerous conditions
  • Negligent or incompetent security personnel

Physical assault, robbery, and sexual assault are common examples of negligent security-related crimes.

Proving “negligent security” in court

These types of premises liability claims may be made against apartment, townhome, or condo owners, retail stores, mall property and parking structures, places of employment, and other locations where criminal attacks occur. To show that the owner or manager was negligent, we often use case study examples to illustrate what reasonable measures others have taken, and to demonstrate how inaction led to the criminal activity and, consequently, the severe injuries of innocent people. For example, apartment developments will promise a variety of security measures, only to fall short.

We delve deep into the company’s background to show how corners were cut. We work with security experts and medical specialists to assign a monetary figure to your injuries, and then fight aggressively to get your family fair compensation. Our team has been working with assault and rape victims for more than 65 years, and we would consider it an honor to represent your claim.

Get representation from Chattanooga “negligent security” lawyers you can trust

If you would like to learn more about negligent security laws and your rights after an attack or accident, please contact Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law as soon as possible. You can also give our Chattanooga “negligent security” lawyers a call at 423.799.3532 to discuss your case at no charge. We work with good, honest people like you in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN, in North Georgia, and all the surrounding counties.

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