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Who Can Be Sued in a Negligent Security Lawsuit?

A negligent security case arises when a person is the victim of a crime on someone else’s property due to the failure of the property owner to maintain reasonable security measures. Several different types of defendants could be liable, including business owners, landlords, property managers, and security companies that may owe a duty of care to the injured victim. As you navigate this complex area of premises liability, it is helpful to understand who the typical defendants are in a negligent security action. More ›


Negligent Security: Are you an Invitee, Licensee, or Trespasser, and Why Does It Matter?

A negligent security claim is a type of premises liability claim. Premises liability laws vary slightly from state to state, but generally categorize visitors to a property into three groups: invitee, licensee, and trespasser. In this article, we look at the different types of visitor to a property and how that affects a property owner’s liability in a negligent security lawsuit. More ›


Understanding Compensation in Negligent Security Lawsuits

When you enter a property, the property owner owes you a legal duty of care to protect you from dangerous and unsafe conditions. If you are injured in an attack while you are on the property which could have been prevented by adequate security measures, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the property owner. More ›


Philadelphia Negligent Security Cases Highlight Liability For Crimes On Business Premises

In two high-profile negligent security cases recently filed in the Philadelphia courts, McDonald’s and Pat’s King of Steaks are being sued in connection with fatal attacks on their premises. We look at the legal issues in these cases. More ›


Negligent Security FAQs

What is negligent security?

Negligent security is a form of premises liability. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to the property. If a person is a victim of a violent crime on the property (such as robbery, rape, assault, or battery,) the property owner may be liable if they failed in their duty to keep the visitor safe from criminal activity. More ›

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