Negligent security is an issue in Portland that could increase your risk of becoming a victim of a crime such as a robbery or physical assault. If you were recently involved in a criminal attack or crime of any nature in Portland on someone else’s property, you might have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property owner for negligent security. Find out your rights as an injured victim or loved one during a free consultation at Tillmann Law. Contact us today to schedule your meeting with a Portland negligent security lawyer.
Negligent security refers to a property owner’s failure to take adequate security measures to protect visitors from foreseeable crimes. In a premises liability context, negligent security gives the victim of a criminal attack in Portland grounds to file a civil claim against the property owner for negligence. A property owner could be liable for negligent security if certain elements are true.
A property owner might have a legal duty to implement certain security measures if research of the property or area shows a history of crimes. This duty might also exist automatically at a high-risk property such as a bank, financial institution, or casino. If the owner reasonably should have known of the risk of crime, yet failed to take appropriate security measures to protect visitors and tenants, he or she could be liable for victims’ injuries.
Determining whether a property owner could have prevented the crime against you and your related injuries might take assistance from an attorney. An attorney will have the resources and connections to investigate the crime and identify whether a property owner reasonably should have done more to protect you.
If you believe your landlord, employer or the owner of the property where your incident occurred is guilty of negligent or inadequate security, contact Tillmann Law for a free evaluation of your potential premises liability claim. A successful civil claim could lead to the reimbursement of your crime-related damages, including medical bills and stolen property replacement.
After surviving any type of crime in Portland, you might wonder about your options for recovery. While you could bring a civil claim against the criminal, you might also be eligible for compensation through a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. This could lead to greater compensation for your damages, especially if the police have not yet arrested the perpetrator. Discuss a potential negligent security claim with a Portland personal injury attorney near you today. We can make a home or hospital visit, if necessary. Call (503) 272-8986 or request a free consultation online.