Connecticut Negligent Security Attorneys
Did You Get Hurt Because Security was Inadequate?
In negligent security cases, RisCassi & Davis represents individuals
who have been injured as the result of a criminal assault or robbery at
commercial premises. Civil cases based on negligent security have brought
changes to many industries and have reduced crime at businesses that have
paid attention and improved their security measures. Such change through
litigation benefits everyone by improving safety and saving lives, so
you shouldn’t hesitate to file a negligent security claim if you’ve
been hurt due to criminal activity on a business’s property.
Call our Connecticut negligent security lawyers at (860) 245-2412 today.
What is Foreseeability?
Foreseeability is perhaps the most important concept to a negligent security
case because a duty must first be established as a threshold for liability.
Could the property owner or event manager reasonably foresee the occurrence
of the crime? Those who are in control of a property or location are in
a much better position to know of the dangers of the property than the
customer, visitor, or patron. They are also in a better position to take
reasonable steps to prevent crime and to protect people.
A good example is entertainment venues that attract large crowds such as
stadiums and amphitheaters. Patrons and customers of venues that draw
large crowds take for granted that the establishment or promoter will
provide a safe venue. If that establishment or promoter did not take reasonable
steps to prevent crime there, even though another establishment probably
would have foreseen the potential for criminal activity, then they could
be held liable in a negligent security case.
Establishing Foreseeability & Liability
Negligent security cases usually hinge on the facts specific to the case,
and typically require an extensive pre-filing investigation. One of the
ways we have established foreseeability in these cases is to review incident
reports and police reports, as well as calls for service to emergency
personnel at and around the property.
A successful negligent security lawsuit can lead to:
- Equitable compensation for the claimant
- Positive changes in our society through overall security improvements
By holding businesses accountable for the safety of customers and guests
through the civil justice system, wholesale improvements in societal safety
have been realized. For example, the presence of security guards and video
surveillance at malls, shopping centers, hotels, resorts, amusement parks,
and virtually any business is an outgrowth of negligent security litigation.
If you think you have a chance to help improve society and your own life
through a negligent security claim in Connecticut, please dial
(860) 245-2412 today. Our attorneys from RisCassi & Davis would be honored to see
if we can help you make the most of your claim.