Indianapolis Area No Security Premises Liability Lawyers
If you were the victim of a crime committed on private property due to negligent security on the premises, you should contact a lawyer right away to discuss your legal options. Property owners have a duty to provide appropriate security on their premises. If a property owner does not enforce proper security measures, it can pose a threat to you and your family. Sometimes, it may even result in injury caused by another person’s criminal act. If you were the victim of a criminal incident on property that was not secure, contact the no security premises liability lawyers of Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565 to speak with a qualified legal professional about your legal options.
How Can a Premises Liability Lawyer Help Me With My No Security Case?
Premises liability cases can be extremely difficult to prove, particularly no security claims. Many factors may come into play, such as whether the owner of the premises is liable for criminal activity and assessing for a reasonable expectation of danger at the premises. An effective no security premises liability lawyer will be able to understand the details of the case, give you potential options for legal recourse, and argue your case to win the compensation that you need to recover.
If you are pursuing a claim for compensation after a no security incident, then it is very likely that a criminal procedure will also take place. However, it is important to note that the criminal case will be different from any civil claim you may file. Even if the person who committed the crime against you is convicted, you will not receive any compensation unless you pursue a claim for compensation in civil court. Your civil claim will be brought against the negligent property manager, rather than the criminal who harmed you. Even if the criminal is never identified, you may still pursue a successful claim for compensation.
Why Choose Hankey Law Office?
The Indianapolis no security premises liability lawyers of Hankey Law Office have over 75 years of combined experience representing residents of greater Indianapolis who have fallen victim in a wide variety of personal injury cases. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to bringing justice to those who have wronged you through their negligence. A number of our lawyers have received accolades from top legal services firm Avvo, and Mr. Charles Hankey has been named to the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Indiana by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Additionally, our associate Ashley Marks has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers and selected as a Rising Star in Indiana by Super Lawyers.
With our range of experience and proven ability to deliver results, Hankey Law Office will be an invaluable ally should you find yourself the victim of negligence. We will treat you and your case as unique, rather than using a one-size-fits-all strategy. We understand that you are going through a vulnerable time, and we can educate you on your legal options so that we can make an intelligent and thorough argument for your claim.
Types of No Security Cases We Handle
No security claims arise when you find yourself the victim of a crime that could have been prevented had adequate security been in place. There are a number of ways in which negligent or no security-related premises liability claims can arise. We have handled cases stemming from the following issues:
- Poorly trained or lack of security personnel: Inadequate or poorly trained security may provide an opportunity for a crime to be committed.
- Security guard misconduct: This can be the case if the hired security demonstrated complicity or gross negligence that lead to the crime you experienced.
- Malfunctioning/inadequate surveillance: Problems with monitoring can give criminals the opportunity to act.
- Locks or alarm systems (broken or inadequate): Property owners have a responsibility to protect the premises with functioning locks and/or alarm systems.
- Failure to search patrons or malfunctioning metal detectors: This security lapse applies to crimes that can occur at concerts or other secure venues.
- Poor lighting: The most basic security measures include well-lit staircases, parking lots or garages, staircases, or corridors.
While there are many causes for security lapses, there are two major factors that we take into consideration when we assess your claim and attempt to settle your no security premises liability case or argue it in court:
- The crime occurred as a result of the property owner’s negligence: Typically, this means that the property owner failed to make a reasonable effort to give adequate warnings about safety hazards, or they failed to install safety measures so that visitors could avoid injury or becoming a victim
- The crime was foreseeable: Foreseeable crimes generally fall under one of two categories. If the property owner knew that someone with a criminal past was on the premises, this could show that the crime was foreseeable. If the property owner knew potential violence existed in and around the property, meaning prior and similar crimes had occurred in that area under similar circumstances, this could also demonstrate that the crime was foreseeable.
A consideration when making a claim is what constitutes a reasonable level of security. Standard security features — adequately trained security (especially during business hours), lighting, intact and functioning security devices (such as locks) — are generally considered adequate measures for keeping the premises secure. If these measures were not implemented or maintained, they might constitute negligent or no security on the part of the premises owner.
If you are successful in your claim against the negligent property owner, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, property damage or loss of property, lost wages from missing work, therapy, and other losses.
Contact Hankey Law Office Today to Discuss Your Options
If you have become the victim of a criminal act due to negligent security, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Hankey Law Office is dedicated to helping our clients each step of the way, from assessing the case to determining what legal options you may have and fighting to win you the compensation that you need to return to a normal life.
Please contact the Indianapolis no security premises liability lawyers of Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 today to speak with a legal professional about your legal options today.