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I was recently attacked and there wasn’t a security guard or other employee around. Does that mean that there wasn’t reasonable security provided?

Security staff should maintain an active, visible presence on the property to be protected.

It depends; however, it is certainly a question that deserves an answer and one that should be investigated.

The question is whether the property owner or manager where you were hurt was negligent in the security that was provided. In order to answer that question and to determine whether the lack of security guards was a form of negligent security that contributed to your attack, you will need more information.

The Questions That Will Need to Be Answered

The overriding question is whether the property owner or manager acted reasonably in the security it provided its guests. The answer to this question will be based on all of the facts. However, some of the more specific questions that may need answering include:

  • How many security guards were on duty, and where were they at the time of your attack?
  • Were you in a well-lit area where you were lawfully allowed?
  • Were there other security measures in place?

You may also want to know about the security practices of other property with similar uses to see if this property’s practices were reasonable when compared to the others.

How to Get the Answers to These Questions and Others

The property owner or manager may try to avoid answering your questions or giving you the information that you need unless you are represented by a lawyer, but you deserve answers.

You deserve to know if the property owner or manager should be paying for your past, current, and future:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost income.
  • Out-of-pocket costs.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Other damages.

You deserve to know if your attack or assault could have been prevented and who is legally responsible for what happened to you.

You deserve to have all of your questions answered and all of your rights protected. For more information on what you can do after you’ve been injured in an attack or an assault, please start a live chat with us now or call us directly at 1-800-800-5678 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced negligent security lawyer.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham