Houston Negligent Security Attorney
Property and business owners have a responsibility to visitors to warn them of known dangerous conditions upon their premises and/or provide adequate security when the business premise is in an area that it is known for a high violent crime rate. Yet injuries, sometimes even catastrophic, still occur in Texas from property owners’ failure to provide security or adequate security in apartment complexes, schools, restaurants, banks, hotels, and bars. It is a property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment to visitors and inhabitants by taking measures such as securing doors and gates or providing sufficient lighting in hallways, stairwells, and parking lots. They are also obligated to hire security guards, conduct pre-employment screenings, and routinely inspect the property for safety issues when they have reason to know that the likelihood of criminal activity is high in the surrounding area.
Types of Negligent Security Injury and Cases
Negligent security injuries can arise from various acts of negligence and gross negligence including things such as:
- Failure to provide working locks
- Failure to secure windows
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to secure doors
- Failure to provide security guards
- Blocked emergency exits
- Failure to maintain the security system
- Failure to warn tenants and/or customers about known dangers in the area
- Failure to inspect the property
Call Now For Your Free Case Evaluation
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent security injury, contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., today. Every injury case involves a statute of limitations, and you need to secure evidence for your premises liability claim before negligent parties have the opportunity to hide it. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us a dime unless we win your case. Call us today at (713) 932-0777 to schedule a free consultation.