PROUDLY SERVING CLIENTS IN SEATTLE, TACOMA, VANCOUVER & NEARBY AREAS OF WASHINGTON
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, Tacoma and Vancouver, 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, Tacoma and Vancouver areas and the state of Washington.