Cambridge Negligent Security
Everybody wants to feel secure in their own home or place of work. In the unfortunate instance that you are harmed as the result of negligent security personnel or a negligent property owner who failed to enact adequate, reasonable security measures to keep you safe, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries which occurred as a result. If you believe you were victimized by negligent security measures, contact the Cambridge negligent security attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today.
While crime has decreased significantly over the decades, according to the FBI crime statistics released for 2016, violent crime has increased two consecutive years, including an 8.6% increase from 2015. Meanwhile, property crimes did see a decrease of 1.3% from 2015. However, there were still about 7.9 million property crimes committed in 2016, amounting to about $15.6 billion in damage. So property crime is not exactly a thing of the past just yet.How did Security Measures Fail You or Lead to an Injury?
Security systems and security personnel are put in place not only to act as a deterrent to both violent and property crimes, they are also a means to catch any offenders who are bold enough to go through with a crime despite these measures. Unfortunately, security systems and security personnel are fallible, both due to human mistakes and technological imperfections.
Additionally, security systems and personnel must be overseen and managed by other people – usually a landlord or property manager. The following is a few examples where a property manager or landlord may be liable for an injury caused by a breach in adequate security:
- A property manager does not update their security software, resulting in cameras not functioning and automatic door locks not functioning, allowing a burglar to enter a property, commit an assault and get away with the crime.
- A property manager does not provide a security guard with necessary training or tools to properly secure the premises, allowing a criminal to cause injuries.
- A property that has a record of burglaries and break-ins does not learn from past experiences and fails to enact new security measures, allowing subsequent incidents to occur.
The important thing to keep in mind with negligent securities claims is that no two incidents are the same. Not every building has the same burden of security placed on it, and even two of the same types of properties might have different burdens of security based on their locations and past record of criminal activity.
No matter what the case, it is important to work with an experienced legal team of personal injury attorneys who will be able to look into the specific details surrounding your injury. The attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience and will be able to investigate the unique details that contributed to your injury.
If the conditions leading up to your injury from failed security implementations are sufficient, it could mean you are eligible to receive significant financial compensation to help pay for medical expenses, money lost from being unable to work, psychological therapy required in the aftermath of the incident and any other related expenses stemming from the incident.
Specifically with negligent security measures, there are many variables involved that may make or break your case, so working with an experienced and knowledgeable law firm will make all the difference in whether or not your claim is ultimately successful. Experience and professionalism is exactly what you will find in working with Altman & Altman LLP.
Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.