Denver Negligent Security Attorneys
Negligent security is a branch of premises liability law that pertains to incidents involving criminal acts on private property. A property owner has a duty to ensure the safety of guests, visitors, and residents of his or her property, and this typically involves some sort of security for the premises. Property owners must provide security against foreseeable crimes, and most negligent security cases involve crimes such as rape, assault, robbery, and battery.
Why Should You Hire Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC for Your Negligent Security Case?
The attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC have extensive experience negligent security claims and other civil actions in Denver, CO. Our attorneys take an empathetic approach to our clients’ situations and strive for professionalism, integrity, and excellence in everything we do. Close communication is a major element of our method for handling any type of civil case, and we keep clients informed about their legal matters in real time.
Attempting to represent yourself just to save legal fees could lead to a judge throwing your case out before it even reaches resolution or trial due to missing a required filing deadline or forgetting crucial paperwork. Instead of running this risk and completely nullifying your chances of recovery after a negligent security injury, have the attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC, handle your legal matters so you can focus on recovery with greater peace of mind.
What Is Negligent Security?
The term “negligent security” can apply to many possible situations for both commercial and residential properties. However, the duty to provide security will vary from commercial to residential properties. The duty may also fluctuate based on other factors as well. For example, an apartment complex owner may have a duty to provide security within the walls of the complex and individual units, but may not be responsible for incidents that occur on the street outside or in a nearby parking lot. Some examples of negligent security that could lead to violent crimes include:
- An apartment complex owner fails to fix the keycard reader on one of the entrances, allowing anyone entry into the building even if they do not possess keycards. Someone enters the building and assaults a tenant.
- A property owner hires security guards to keep the premises safe, but a guard with no training falls asleep on the job and allows a robbery to occur.
- A property owner purchases security cameras but cannot afford to properly wire or install software for them, so the owner simply installs them to provide the appearance of security camera coverage. A visitor to the property later suffers a violent assault and there is no CCTV footage of what occurred due to the owner’s faulty camera arrangement.
Filing a Negligent Security Claim and Determining Liability
A negligent security lawsuit could run in tandem with a criminal case against the perpetrator of a violent crime. The offender would face prosecution from the state as well as civil action from the victim, but the victim would likely have grounds for a claim against the property owner if negligent security contributed to his or her damages.
The plaintiff in a negligent security lawsuit must prove that the defendant failed to address a foreseeable security issue or did not provide adequate security. The plaintiff must then prove that this failure to provide adequate security directly led to the plaintiff’s damages.
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There are many possible moving parts to a negligent security claim, and an injured victim needs proper legal assistance to navigate the complex legal landscape attendant to such a claim. Contact the attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC, today to schedule a consultation about your negligent security case in Denver and other surrounding areas and we can let you know how our firm can help.