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Negligent Security Lawyers in Virginia

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The purpose of security is to protect people who are visiting a given property. Malls, retail stores, office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, and other types of public and private properties often employ security to ensure the safety of guests. When security guards act negligently or when a property lacks security altogether, it can lead to serious harm, including assault. These incidents, in turn, can result in devastating injuries and long-term psychological effects for victims.

If you were assaulted or otherwise injured as a result of negligent security, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner can help. Our Virginia premises liability lawyers have experience handling these types of complex claims. We know how to prove property owner negligence and what it takes to win your case. Over the course of more than 40 years in practice, we have successfully recovered hundreds of millions for our clients. We offer compassionate, personalized legal guidance and aggressive representation in the courtroom. With offices located in Richmond and Hampton Roads, we proudly serve clients throughout the state.

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Establishing Liability in Negligent Security Cases

Premises liability claims can be difficult to pursue, and negligent security cases are particularly tricky. You must be able to show that the property owner had a duty of reasonable care to keep his/her property safe and that the property owner failed in this duty. You must also show that this failure led to your injuries, either directly or indirectly.

One way in which a property owner may fail to keep his or her property reasonably safe is by failing to enact reasonable security measures, such as:

  • Hiring one or multiple security guards
  • Installing security cameras on the property
  • Equipping the property with an alarm system
  • Keeping the property well-lit at nighttime
  • Posting caution signs warning guests of potential dangers
  • Erecting a security fence around the property

If a property owner fails to take steps to ensure a reasonable level of safety and security on his or her property and a customer or guest is robbed, assaulted, or otherwise harmed, the property owner may be liable. Additionally, if a hired security guard is negligent—for example, looking at his phone or asleep on the job—the property owner and/or the security guard may be partially responsible for any incidents/injuries that occur.

Why Contact an Attorney?

After an assault, most victims are understandably shaken up. Aside from medical treatment to address bodily injuries, many victims will require therapy to overcome or heal from the trauma of the incident. Often, taking legal action is the last thing on a victim’s mind. However, the cost of medical treatment and other necessary care can be immense. Pursuing a negligent security premises liability case can help you recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. Often, legal action forces property owners to take measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring again in the future, therefore protecting others from having to undergo similar misfortunes.

At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we provide personalized, caring legal services. We understand just how difficult these types of incidents are for victims and their loved ones. With this in mind, our Virginia negligent security attorneys work to secure the full, fair compensation you are owed. We are prepared to serve as your compassionate counsel and aggressive advocate throughout the legal process. Our firm has been assisting injured individuals and their families throughout the area since 1979.

Contact us online or by phone at (888) 635-9500 for a free case evaluation.

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