Negligent Security

Hyannis Premises Liability Attorneys

The Cape Cod negligent security lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent clients who have been injured in accidents, invasions, and incidents caused by lax, non-existent, or simply unacceptable security. We have been serving clients throughout the area and across the state in these and other personal injury matters since 1994. Our lawyers are accomplished and experienced, and we dedicate our practice to helping clients recover from injuries by aggressively seeking to ensure that those responsible are made legally liable for the damage they cause.

Legal Liability for Lax Security

Negligent security can come with a wide range of serious and even fatal consequences, from theft, robbery, and property damage to assault, rape, and murder. These claims stem from the legal theory of premises liability, under which a property owner is generally required to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition and warn visitors of any hazards of which the owner is or should be aware. Premises liability cases often involve injuries caused by accidents, like a slip and fall in an icy shopping mall parking lot. But they can also arise when a person is the victim of a crime on another's property.

The law requires property owners to take certain measures to protect visitors from foreseeable security threats. This applies to a wide range of property owners, including landlords, commercial business operators, schools and universities, and government entities. An owner who fails to take adequate security measures can be held liable for any injuries that result. For example, a person who is assaulted while staying at a hotel, eating at a restaurant, or shopping at a store may have a claim for negligent security if he or she can show that the incident could have been easily avoided with security measures like functioning locks, security cameras, or onsite security staff.

A person who is the victim of a crime caused by negligent security can sue the responsible property owner for damages, including money for:

  • Medical and doctors' bills
  • Property damage
  • Missed wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

In order to state a viable claim for negligent security, the person suing must generally show that he or she had the right to be on the property at the time of the injury, that the property owner failed to take reasonable security precautions, and that this failure caused the person to be injured. The adequate level of security precautions varies in any given case and is usually based on the circumstances.

Experienced Negligent Security Lawyers

The attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have more than 146 years of combined experience representing clients in personal injury matters, including those related to negligent security. Our lawyers are well-respected among clients, as well as members of the legal community. In fact, founding partner John C. Manoog III often serves as a mentor to other attorneys, advising them on how to handle various types of personal injury cases.

We draw on this deep array of knowledge, skills ,and experience to build clear and convincing cases for the people we represent. Among other victories, we've successfully obtained a number of six-figure settlements for clients injured in premises liability matters.

Dedicated Representation You Can Trust

With offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys proudly serve clients throughout the state. We will take the time to explain your legal rights to you, and there is always someone available to answer your questions. We will meet with you in the evening or over the weekend if needed, and will come to you if you aren’t able to make it to our offices. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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