When people think about premises liability, they often envision someone slipping on a patch of water or falling down some stairs. While these are two examples of possible premises liability, they are not the only way preventable property injuries occur.
Public locations such as hospitals, hotels and college campuses often have unforeseen security hazards that could injure residents of Mansfield and Sandusky, OH, Ohio. Learning about these possible hazards may help you avoid an injury in dangerous situations.
What are some examples of negligent security?
When a premise has proper security measures in place, it deters criminal behavior. For example, a well-lit parking lot may deter a thief from robbing someone using the property. If the parking lot has no lighting at all, it could attract criminal activity. Below are several more examples of inadequate security.
- Apartment complexes with dimly lit storage and laundry areas
- Hotels or hospitals with no locks on exterior doors
- Any public or consumer location lacking security camera coverage at entrances
- Residential units with broken or damaged locks on doors and windows
- Poorly lit hallways in hotels, apartment buildings or colleges
- Lack of security personnel or untrained security staff members
More courts across the nation have been inclined to hold property owners liable for failing to (reasonably) protect visitors from harm. A premises liability claim targeting the property owner that allowed your injury to occur can result in significant financial compensation. A successful claim may also allow you to find closure for the physical and emotional trauma you have endured. Learn more about premises liability law to best protect your interests.