Warminster PA Negligent Security Attorneys
If you were a victim of assault, robbery, theft, carjacking, or another crime, you may feel responsible, or simply that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. All-too-often, injured victims are left to deal with the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of these attacks with no idea that they may have grounds to seek compensation for their injuries. In fact, many of these traumatic events occur when property owners fail to provide safe and secure environment for visitors, patrons, and residents. Due to utter disregard or an attempt at cost-savings, these individuals do not take the necessary precautions to prevent otherwise avoidable incidents involving crime and violence. In these cases, negligent parties can be held liable for damages to compensate victims for medical expenses, rehabilitative care, loss of income, necessary future accommodations, and pain and suffering.
The formidable personal injury attorneys at Kamensky, Cohen, and Riechelson have served as dedicated legal advocates for injured victims in Pennsylvania for over 40 years. When taking on reluctant and often combative insurance companies and corporations, we employ all of the knowledge and resources in our arsenal to secure a favorable recovery for you and those you love. In order to understand all of the options that may be available to you, the first step is to receive an honest and comprehensive assessment of your case. The members of our skilled personal injury team provide these free of charge and are always willing to answer your questions. Simply contact our Bucks County offices at (215) 337-4915 for immediate assistance.
Common Forms of Negligent Security in Pennsylvania
According to Pennsylvania Law, business and property owners have a legal obligation to implement safety measures aimed at protecting those who live, work, and visit their establishments. This responsibility, subsumed under the broader classification of premises liability law, means that if they fail to provide adequate security and someone is injured as a result of criminal activity on their property, they may be held liable. Unfortunately, these parties often avoid hiring and/or fully executing safety protocols in an effort to reduce their costs. When expenses such as security personnel and surveillance devices are sacrificed, your safety is as well. Negligent security is often manifested in the following circumstances:
- Failure to employ adequate security personnel
- Failure to train and/or equip security staff
- Negligent security staff
- Failure to install and maintain locks, alarms, security cameras and other devices
- Failure to maintain closed circuit televisions
- Insufficient lighting
- Failure to install and/or maintain security fencing
- Failure to install and/or maintain functional locks
Common Locations for Negligent Security Incidents in Pennsylvania
Victims may suffer harm due to negligent security in a variety of locations, some of the most common of which include:
- Parking lots and parking garages
- Shopping centers and malls
- Apartment complexes
- Hospitals and medical facilities
- Stadiums and other event centers
- Amusement parks
- Swimming pools
- Airports, train, and bus stations
- Schools and educational institutions
It is important to note that if you have been injured due to negligent security, you have limited time to file a claim. The statute of limitations in these cases is 2 years in Pennsylvania, after which a personal injury lawsuit is no longer a viable option for seeking just compensation.
Contact our Bucks County PA Negligent Security Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
Property owners and businesses that fail to secure their premises take innocent lives into their hands. If you or someone you love suffered a serious or traumatic injury, or has died as a result of negligent security, you can obtain justice through a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the responsible party. Our attorneys have assisted countless individuals like you over the last four decades. Contact our Bensalem, Pennsylvania offices today to discuss the circumstances of your case.