Business owners are acutely aware that security is a cost, not a source of profits. Given the choice between spending money and making money, corporate America has proven time and again that it will choose the latter. The ONLY way these parties will change their behavior is if they are held accountable. Negligent security cases demonstrate a demand by society that businesses owners take an active role to control the activity taking place on their premises so that the public can be assured a safe environment.
All too often, victims of violent crime are left alone in their fight to recover from the irresponsible criminals, and businesses that value a profit over protecting their customers.
Violent crime impacts every aspect of a person’s life. The resulting physical and psychological injuries can affect a person’s ability to work, go to school, and meet their own individual goals and aspirations. Often victims may require treatment to address the injuries caused by the violent acts of another. The monetary expenses incurred – after losing a loved one, for medical and dental care, for psychological assistance, and by injuries resulting in an inability to work – should not serve to further victimize those who are affected by violent crime.
TYPES OF PREMISES AND BUSINESS
There are so many types of premise that can give rise to an inadequate security case it would be impossible to list them all here. There are, however, certain types of premises that tend to be involved in a disproportionate amount of such litigation. The following list of businesses and types of premises are representative of cases with a history of inadequate security claims:
Innkeepers: Hotels and Motels
Apartments & Condominiums
Shopping Centers and Mall
Bars, Taverns and Lounges
Gas Stations & Convenience Stores
Airports & Churches
As the victim of a crime, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The primary compensable costs covered in most states are the following:
•Medical expenses; •Mental health counseling; •Lost wages for victims unable to work because of crime-related injury; •Lost support for dependents of homicide victims; and •Funeral expenses •Pain and Suffering •Mental Anguish •Future Medical Expenses
If you have been injured on someone else's property, you should obtain advice about your legal options. An experienced personal injury litigation attorney can advise you about the rules that apply to your case.