When a Property Owner May Be Liable For Failing to Provide Adequate Security


Pasadena premises liability Lawyer (2)If you were injured on the property of another and feel the owner should compensate you, a Pasadena premises liability Lawyer may be able to help. Your claim for compensation depends on a variety of factors including why you were on the property in the first place.

The Legal Duty Owed to Business Customers

Premise liability is the legal term used for the more commonly phrased “slip and fall” cases. Like all Personal Injury claims, slip and fall cases follow a negligence theory. Under negligence, an injured party must prove that the property owner owed them a duty to keep them reasonably safe from harm. If you were injured as a result of a breach of that duty, you may have a case for compensation. Premises liability claims are usually filed against the owner’s property insurance policy.

Business customers (also called “business invitees”) are owed the highest legal duty under premises liability law. If you were on the property for a business purpose (for the commercial benefit of the owner), then the owner owes a duty to make the property reasonably safe, warn you of dangers, and make reasonable inspections of the property to discover dangerous conditions. Your Pasadena premises liability Attorney can also explain when that duty extends to providing security.

How Inadequate Security Can Trigger Liability for the Property Owner

In some cases, the property owner’s legal duty requires him/her to take extra security precautions. As a Pasadena premises liability Attorney can explain, this could include providing security cameras, on site security guards, lighting, etc. If the property is located in a high crime area or is in a place where crimes are likely to occur (like a 24-hour ATM), failing to provide security may constitute negligence.

A Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney can review your case and help you decide how to pursue an Injury claim.

At The Paul S. Norris Law Firm, you can speak to an experienced Pasadena premises liability Lawyer who can counsel you on how to pursue your Injury claim. Call (626) 993-4415 to set up an initial consultation