Has a loved one been injured or killed due to an apartment complex’s lack of adequate security? Apartment complex owners have a duty of care to protect against reasonably foreseeable criminal conduct affecting customers, tenants and clients. Apartment complexes often fail to have security cameras, adequate lighting, security guards or other protective measures. When an apartment complex fails to implement adequate security measures, customers,clients and tenants are at risk of being victimized by violent crime.
If you know of a family whose loved one was killed at an apartment complex that did not have adequate security, then you need to contact an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight to obtain justice so the same harm will not befall another family.
What is Inadequate Security?
Inadequate security is defined as a business or property owner failing to provide security for customers, clients, tenants and visitors. There must be proof that the property owner or occupier failed to take reasonable steps to prevent a crime that resulted in personal injury. The property or business owner can be held accountable if a crime could have been prevented with reasonable security measures. There are several examples of inadequate security in Indianapolis including:
- Insufficient security cameras;
- Inadequate signs or warnings for visitors about known risks and dangers;
- Failure to respond to security alerts or emergencies;
- Inadequate lighting;
- Inadequate guarding or patrolling;
- Defective fences, gates, locks, and doors;
- Failure to maintain the property’s appearance; and
- Criminal history of the property.
Not all businesses must provide security for their customers, tenants and patrons. There are a few basic factors that a court considers when determining whether the security measures in place were adequate enough. These are:
- The nature of the business;
- Demographics and statistics in the area; and
- Location of the incident.
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At Rob King & Associates, Trial Lawyers, our main objective is to achieve justice for our inadequate security clients. We understand how sensitive the nature of these cases can be and how the damage can affect your entire family. We help victims in Indianapolis recover damages and receive compensation for lost wages, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. Contact our experienced attorneys today at (317) 916-0000.