Help For Victims Of Negligent Security During The Holiday Season
With the holiday season coming to a close, we are hearing stories of shopping trips gone horribly wrong. From carjackings and assaults in parking lots to fights and even stampedes within stores, holiday shopping can be hazardous!
It’s important to remember that owners of commercial properties and businesses are responsible for making the premises safe for patrons. If you were injured on commercial property such as a mall or retail store due to negligent security or unsafe conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
Businesses have an obligation to protect their guests from foreseeable harm. They must maintain appropriate security, inspect both interior and exterior premises for hazards, and prepare for inclement weather conditions such as snow and ice.
Having adequate lighting, trained security guards, and proper locks and alarm systems are essential in protecting the safety of shoppers. When business owners fail to follow these steps, customers can face dire consequences.
Determining if You Have a Valid Claim
If you were attacked or injured in a store or in a parking lot, there are many questions that need to be answered to support a valid claim including:
- What type of security measures does the store have?
- Are there guards who maintain security?
- Are the guards properly trained?
- Were there enough guards on duty at the time of the incident?
- Where did the incident occur and what were the circumstances?
- Is there a history of assault on the premises?
What Should You Do Now?
During the holiday season, shoppers have legal rights that could help if they suffer an injury caused by a retailer. It is the responsibility of businesses and retailers to protect their customers from hazards.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered damages from negligence or a criminal act in a store, mall, office building, or other public business, call the experienced trial lawyers at Circeo Law Firm at 1-833-929-HELP.