Practice Area Description
Negligent Building Security / Premises Liability – Tennessee Plaintiff’s Attorneys
Every year, people are injured because business owners are negligent in the supervision and maintenance of their business property. Most business owners owe a duty of reasonable care to people who lawfully come in contact with their property. In other words, business owners have a duty of care to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition or warn customers if there is a dangerous condition.
When business owners are negligent and people get hurt, injured parties have a right to file a civil lawsuit to recover just compensation for their injuries. One particular example of premises liability and business or owner negligence is negligent apartment and building security.
Unfortunately, there have been many instances in which people have been subjected to physical attacks, sexual assault or rape, robbery, burglary or theft as a result of negligent building security.
While it is impossible to provide a comprehensive list, examples of negligent building security may include inadequate lighting, inadequate supervision, inadequate building locks, inadequate room locks, failure to provide appropriate security guards and failure to provide other safety measures including appropriate lighting and closed circuit television. Business owners are negligent when they fail to utilize safety measures that are commonly used by similarly situated business owners.
Negligent building security may occur in any building, including an apartment, hotel, motel, university, business center, hospital or retail store. Analyzing whether a business has been negligent is a matter best handled by an experienced attorney.
At Leader, Bulso & Nolan, we have successfully tried and settled numerous cases involving failure to provide adequate security or a safe premises. If you have been seriously injured or a family member has been seriously or fatally injured as a result of negligent building security leading to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you need an experienced lawyer. We encourage you to contact a lawyer at our firm.
To contact our office, call 615-780-4100, or contact us.