Are You Safe On Another Person’s Property?
Anytime you visit a business or someone’s home, the owner or tenant owes you a duty to keep you reasonably safe. This means that the owner must provide adequate security. Failing to do so could result in you suffering injuries for which you could file a premises liability claim for negligent security.
Call our attorney at 816-399-5219 to get a free initial consultation about your negligent security case.
What Makes A Premises Unsafe?
The term “inadequate security” covers a lot of ground, including the following:
- Insufficient lighting
- Lack of security cameras
- Lack of security guards
- Failure to warn of prior crimes on the premises
- Failure to erect fences, gates and other barriers to the property
- Lack of attention to overgrown shrubs, bushes or other landscaping
Security Measures Being Taken In Westport
In some instances, the premises includes outdoor areas such as parking lots at work or elsewhere and sidewalks. In fact, Westport privatized the sidewalks in the area so that businesses could increase their security measures. Some of the area shuts down on Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. During those times, entrance into the area is limited and entrants are supposed to be wanded in order to prevent weapons from entering the district, particularly guns.
Those going into the area say that the security measures aren’t working as intended. In fact, this past summer, two people in Missouri were shot, and some say they were only required to show identification in order to enter the area. This is just one example how inadequate security could lead to disastrous consequences.
What Can You Do If Negligent Security Causes You Injury?
If you suffered injuries due to the inadequate security on the premises of a business or private individual, you could pursue compensation through a premises liability claim. You have already been through an ordeal, and the last thing you need is another one. The Backer Law Firm has experience representing clients in these circumstances and frequently assists people in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
Call For A Free Consultation
Contact us online or by calling our office in Independence at 816-399-5219 to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your circumstances, your rights and your legal options. Our experienced lawyer Joe Backer will have your back.