Negligent security cases occur when the owner of a property has not taken the steps necessary to ensure a reasonable degree of protection against assault. Because the property owner was indifferent to safety, a person is threatened, attacked, beaten, sexually assaulted, shot, stabbed, or killed.
These security failures can occur anywhere:
Missouri premises liability law describes security as one element of the unspoken contract property owners make to invitees, people visiting or using the space: that they will not be victimized while on the property. This means owners are obliged to maintain the premise in a safe condition; be up to date on dangerous conditions; warn visitors of any dangers; correct any dangerous conditions that exist.
Did the area require key access, or could just anyone be on the premises? Was the area lit so attackers could not lurk in the shadows? Were mirrors installed on stairwells? Were security personnel on hand? Was there a mechanism for calling for help?
The law on negligent security is complex, with thousands of case law precedents that may apply to your case. Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., serving the entire Kansas City metro, has the kind of Kansas City premises liability lawyers that stay current on these matters.
If you were attacked while on another party’s property, compensation may be obtained. Call 816-307-0056 to arrange a free initial consultation with the Kansas City negligent security lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., by dialing or contacting us online.
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