The Verdict: Understanding Inadequate Security
Inadequate security lawsuits in Texas hinge on a business or property owner being aware of security risks that exist on their property but fail to take proper security measures to address such dangers. While no one is capable of predicting when an assault, robbery or other violent crime will occur, it is possible that a lack of security contributes to violent criminal acts. Because of this, security intended to deter violent crimes should be a top priority for property owners.
While it is true that property owners in Texas are generally not held liable for the criminal activities of a third party, under certain circumstances, a victim of a violent crime may be able to seek civil redress against a property owner. Property owners have an obligation to protect customers or guests from potential threats. When property owners fail to implement security measures to discourage foreseeable criminal activity, they can be held liable through Texas’ premises liability laws.
In this week’s episode of The Verdict, The Carlson Law Firm’s Mike Erskine explains what foreseeability means for business security and how it can deter criminal behavior on their property.
What you’ll learn:
- When to contact an attorney.
- The steps your attorney will take to preserve evidence.
- Which businesses can be held accountable.
- How businesses are held accountable.
- The types of crimes victims can hold businesses accountable for.
If you are the victim of an assault or other crime, you may be able to seek compensation through an inadequate security lawsuit. Contact The Carlson Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation.
- Written by Kazia Conway