Negligent security—when a property owner fails to take precautions to protect visitors from danger—is a reason to seek damages, but many victims don’t realize they have grounds. While someone else directly harmed you, the property owner bears some blame for their failures. Our Bessemer City negligent security lawyers can hold them accountable for their part by proving their carelessness and demonstrating your losses.
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Property owners do their best to shield themselves from liability, so pursuing damages can require experience with local laws and personal injury strategies. Victims also face significant trauma, not only from injuries but also from having their sense of safety violated. These cases therefore require a gentle approach to clients as well. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, you can rely on us for both.
Our attorneys can handle:
- Paperwork filing – Whether an insurance claim or lawsuit, we make sure everything is filled out and filed correctly.
- Investigation –With the help of investigators and experts, we can look into what caused your negligent security case.
- Evidence compilation – We collect documentation of negligence, injuries, and liable parties.
- Phone calls and emails – Our lawyers and staff can handle all correspondence and communication with the parties in your case.
- Negotiations – We have experience hammering out terms for a settlement agreement and fighting for accurate damages.
- Court case preparation – If necessary, we can pursue your case all the way to trial, representing you and preparing you for court proceedings.
We take on personal injury cases because we care about people. The nuts and bolts of a case—paperwork, legal terminology, filing deadlines—are only part of the story. The other part is you.
We work to anticipate your needs. There’s a lot we can do without you asking, like making phone calls, consulting experts, and checking in with you. At the same time, we are receptive to feedback, so let us know what you need from us.
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Security failures can lead to the worst experience of someone’s life. More than just an “honest mistake,” negligence in this area is a violation of a duty of care by property owners.
- Broken or missing locks on doors
- Malfunctioning or always open gates
- Lack of or broken security cameras
- Insufficient lighting in dark areas
- Inattentive security personnel
- Lack of or broken alarm systems
As you can see, negligent security can stem from not taking any precautions, failing to address problems, or not following up on security measures. Just hiring a security guard isn’t enough if that security guard never goes on rounds or watches camera footage.
Negligent security cases can affect apartment complexes, hotels, stadiums, entertainment venues, bars, parking garages, parks, workplaces—anywhere someone could take advantage of lapses in security to commit a crime. Wherever you were hurt, you can come to us, and our lawyers will take your claim seriously and investigate what went wrong.
Due to the traumatic nature of suffering the consequences of negligent security, our attorneys seek more than just the reimbursement of your bills. Overall, we argue for you to receive compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Recovery costs
- Lost income from missed work
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
How pain and suffering is calculated is based on the unique damage this incident did to you. Negligent security can lead to uniquely traumatizing incidents like assault or rape that carry significant psychological consequences. We therefore pursue damages that recognize the toll of the crime.
A negligent security case is a civil case, meaning it’s separate from any criminal case against the person who harmed you. You can also take civil action against the person who hurt you in a separate case. All these are independent of each other, so even if the person is not convicted of a crime, you can potentially still seek damages from them and from the property owner for their negligence.
We Can Oversee the Deadlines in All Your Cases
To seek damages for personal injury due to negligent security, you must file your suit within three years, according to N.C. Gen. Stat. §1-52. Since your case is separate from any criminal case, you don’t need to wait until there’s an outcome from the police.
In fact, you can file a negligent security case even if the authorities haven’t caught the person who harmed you, so don’t wait to consider this path to compensation. Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today about filing a suit.
Some mistakes by property owners and security personnel lead to loss of life. If your loved one was a victim of a crime that you believe was preventable with the right security measures, our Bessemer City wrongful death lawyers can investigate.
Like with injury cases stemming from security failures, wrongful death cases can hold property owners, businesses, and employees accountable for your losses. Damages can take care of paying for a funeral, compensating you for your loved one’s lost income, and recognizing your bereavement.
Wrongful death cases typically have a shorter deadline than personal injury, with a two-year statute of limitations, according to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-53.
Contact us today to talk with our negligent security lawyers about your Bessemer City case. We can investigate what failures caused you to suffer harm and hold the correct parties responsible for it. Don’t wait until the culprit is found or any police case is concluded—you can act now to get damages. Reach out today.