When you head out to a bar or visit a friend at their apartment complex, you have the right to expect that the property owner will have installed appropriate security measures to keep patrons safe. Unfortunately, many property owners and managers do not take security as seriously as they should – and if you suffer injuries because of a violent attack or preventable hazard, you may be entitled to compensation. At Davis Levin Livingston, our Hawaii negligent security lawyers have decades of experience representing victims in such cases and securing million-dollar verdicts for injury victims.
Contact us today at (808) 740-0633 if you would like to review a potential negligent security claim. We provide free consultations.
What Is a Property Owner’s Responsibility?
Under Hawaii premises liability laws, property owners have a responsibility to cover certain types of injuries that occur on their property. This can sometimes include violent attacks by third parties as well as more conventional hazards, such as slip and fall accidents or elevator malfunctions.
Because inadequate security can make it much easier for you to become victimized in an attack, building and property owners who fail to install adequate security measures can be held accountable for that negligence. This is especially true for establishments that pose a heightened threat for violent incidents, such as bars, nightclubs, or sporting events.
Some common examples of negligent security:
- Failure to employ enough security guards at an establishment
- Lack of security cameras in public or high-risk areas
- Poor lighting in stairwells, alleys, hallways, and in front of buildings
- Failure to install security systems on the premises
- Lack of regular maintenance or inspection for existing security systems
- Negligent supervision of children (i.e. in public pools, camps, and schools)
- Lack of training for security guards and night staff
What Are My Options After a Violent Attack?
Crimes like rape, battery, assault, and robbery may not always be preventable, as these are fundamentally choices made by the perpetrator. However, criminal acts have the potential to leave lasting physical and emotional scars on victims, and when these acts are preventable, other parties besides the criminal may share some of the financial liability.
It can be difficult to prove negligent security claims, but it is possible to seek fair compensation with the help and guidance of a qualified attorney. Our Hawaii negligent security lawyers at Davis Levin Livingston can help you build a customized case strategy and hold the right parties accountable after you’ve been injured in a violent attack on another person’s property. It is our goal to give injury victims a chance to heal and recover from their losses, and by seeking civil damages, you may find peace of mind for the future.
For more information about how we can help with your negligent security claim, call our legal team now at (808) 740-0633 or contact us online.