When people spend time at shopping centers, they expect to feel a level of safety for themselves and their possessions. Unfortunately, assault and theft can happen when security is negligent. When this occurs, a premises liability lawsuit may be filed to hold property owners accountable for their negligence.
The attorneys of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton are experienced in representing victims of negligent security at shopping centers in and around Salt Lake City, UT. If you are the victim of a crime that you believe resulted from negligent security, our attorneys are standing by to help with your case.
Property owners or property managers have a legal responsibility to protect customers or guests on their property from predictable harm. When it comes to shopping centers, it falls on the property owner or manager to take necessary measures to keep customers and patrons safe while they shop or work. Part of this responsibility is providing proper levels of security.
Negligent security means that insufficient or no security measures are in place, leaving customers, patrons, and guests of the property at risk of assault, theft, or property damage.
When there's a lack of security measures and an injury, property damage, or theft occurs, it may be possible for victims to recover damages through a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner.
Negligent security at shopping centers can affect customers, employees, or anyone who spends time on the property. Some examples of negligent security include:
Those who have suffered an injury, assault, loss of property, or property damage as a result of negligent security, may be able to recover compensation for pain, suffering, and other damages through a premises liability lawsuit.
Through a premises liability lawsuit, property owners who fail to provide proper security measures to protect customers and employers from foreseeable criminal activity, like a mugging in a dark parking lot, can be held accountable for their inaction.
If you have been the victim of a crime at a shopping center lacking proper security, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. To find out if your circumstances are grounds for a premises liability lawsuit, call our legal team at (801) 370-0505 to schedule a consultation.