Venues And Buildings Need To Keep Their Space Safe
Property owners are required by law to make sure that their premises are safe. If a visitor, a patron, an employee or another individual is hurt as a result of inadequately maintained property, the owner can be held legally responsible. In recent years, one of the most common causes of preventable injuries is the lack of security in places that need it. Sometimes, guards, watchmen or other personnel are negligent; at other times, no security is employed at all, thereby jeopardizing the safety of any visitors to a given site or event.
If you have been hurt under such circumstances, our attorneys at Kyle Law Firm can help. Based in New Braunfels, we’ve served communities throughout Texas for decades and have earned substantial financial settlements on behalf of our clients. Our Texas board-certified lawyers have developed a reputation for achieving successful legal outcomes in premises liability matters and are thorough in pursuing their objective of holding the liable party accountable.
When Is Negligent Security A Factor In An Injury?
When you visit a business or property, you have a reasonable expectation that it will be safe and the venue will have taken security into account. Places that are particularly prone to violent crimes or crowded areas often require more security. However, a business will often cut corners and ignore their obligation to keep their property safe.
Our team is adept in recovering financial restitution for those who have been injured in a wide range of venues as a result of inadequate security. Such sites include:
- Swimming pools (with insufficiently trained lifeguards)
- Nightclubs and bars
- Concert and music festival spaces
- Apartment buildings
- Gas stations (which are unusually prone to violent crimes)
- Construction sites
- Sports arenas and similar venues
Wherever there are crowds, there is a risk of crowd-related injuries or violent crimes that can lead to injuries. Property owners have an obligation to take precautions and put security in place when needed. When they fail to do so, it is important to bring them to justice. A lawsuit is an option when the injury or harm could have been prevented if adequate security measures were in place. Injuries can include harm related to robberies, assaults or wrongful death.
Getting The Compensation You Need To Move Forward
If you or a loved one has been hurt, reach out to us for help. We will help you hold the responsible parties accountable for failing to provide the security you needed to stay safe. We will review your case and discuss your options with you so that you can make the best decision. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free.