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Every year, thousands of people are injured due to property owners and managers who fail to provide adequate security. If you or a loved one has suffered from an assault in a building or private lot, the owner of that building or lot may be liable for your medical expenses and pain and suffering damages. This type of premises liability case can be difficult. But at Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, our experienced Charlotte premises liability lawyers have the experience and know-how to tackle them by your side.
What Do You Need to Prove in a Charlotte Negligent Security Case?
Inadequate or negligent security cases generally involve a breach of security at a commercial establishment or at an apartment complex. Typically, the case would involve proof that the defendants knew, or should have known, that there was criminal activity in the area, and that their security patrols, lighting, and security hardware (such as the locks on the doors and windows) were not adequate, resulting in a breach of security on the property.
To prove you have been the victim of negligent or inadequate security, you must prove:
- You were lawfully present on the defendant’s property
- The defendant failed at their duty to provide adequate security
- You were hurt because of a third party’s actions, which were foreseeable to the defendant
- You would not have been injured if not for the defendant’s oversight
- You incurred actual damages
Damages may include, but are not limited to, robbery, assault, battery, or rape.
To schedule a free consultation with a negligent security attorney in Charlotte and discuss your premises liability case, call us now at (877) 600-7212.