Businesses and property owners in Arizona have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe and secure condition for invited guests. If an accident or injury occurs on the premises, they can be held legally responsible for their failure to do so. Notably, a business or property owner could potentially be held liable for injuries caused by a third-party criminal attack through a type of premises liability claim called a negligent security lawsuit. Here, our Tucson personal injury attorney provides a guide to negligent security claims in Arizona.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is a type of premises liability claim. It arises when a business or property owner fails to take reasonable security precautions and a third-party criminal attack or assault occurs as a consequence. What counts as negligent security always depends on the situation. Some examples of poor security measures that could potentially rise to the level of negligent security include:
- Broken locks on doors;
- Unsecure windows;
- No screening at entrances or exits;
- Lack of adequate lighting;
- No trained security personnel on-site; and
- Untrained or undertrained security guards.
To be clear, a business or property owner in Arizona is not automatically liable for an attack that occurs on its premises. To establish liability for negligent security, a claimant (injured victim) must prove that the attack occurred, at least in part, because the business or property owner did not take the proper security measures.
You Have Two Years to Initiate a Negligent Security Claim in Arizona
There is a strict statute of limitations for all premises liability claims, including negligent security cases. Under Arizona law (Arizona Revised Statutes § 12-542), you must bring a negligent security injury claim within two years of the date of the incident. A person who waits too long to take legal action will likely have their case dismissed on statute of limitations grounds. Do not wait to get started: Consult with a Tucson negligent security attorney right away.
What Compensation Can You Recover through a Negligent Security Claim in Arizona?
Arizona allows victims and families to pursue financial compensation for economic and intangible damages. Unfortunately, defendants and insurers can make it difficult for people to get the full financial support that they need to pay their bills. Our Tucson premises liability attorneys will fight to maximize your recovery. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emergency medical care;
- Hospital bills;
- Other health care expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent disfigurement or disability; and
- Wrongful death.
Set Up a Free Consultation With a Tuscon Negligent Security Attorney Today
At The Karnas Law Firm, our Tucson premises liability attorney has the skills and experience to help injured victims and their families pursue negligent security claims. If you have any questions about negligent security, we are here to help. Get in touch with us by phone at 602.402.5207 or contact us online for a no-cost, no-obligation case review. With law offices in Tucson, Phoenix, and Yuma, we handle negligent security claims throughout Arizona.
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