Business and landowners are obligated to provide their employees and customers with a safe environment to work, shop, and live in. As a victim of a violent crime on a business premises, you may not be able to find and prosecute the wrongdoer, but you likely can hold the business liable for its negligent security.
At Buckley & Associates in Seattle and Tacoma, our premises liability attorneys are dedicated to seeing justice done for the victims of crimes resulting from negligent security. Call us today at (206) 622-1100 to speak with one of our multi-lingual staff members about resolving your legal case.
When a Landowner Is Liable
Apartment building owners and hotel and motel owners are most often held liable in premises liability cases for negligent security. When you rent an apartment or a room, you expect to feel secure in your surroundings. The owner has a duty to ensure that you are safe.
When an owner's negligence allows for a foreseeable criminal action against you, that landowner can be held liable for your injuries because under premises liability law the owner had a duty to prevent injuries to invitees of the property that were reasonably expected in the circumstances.
For example, if you rent an apartment in a high-crime area, the owner of the building may be required to take special precautions, such as hiring security guards or installing a security system to keep tenants safe. The same is true for a business in a high crime area. The failure to take reasonable precautions can result in liability for the owner.
Have you suffered injuries because of the negligent security of a business? We are here to help. Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.