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Jackson Negligent Security Lawyer

Property owners in Mississippi owe a duty to people who legally enter their property, to take reasonable steps in preventing known or foreseeable harm.  This includes providing adequate security when the property owner knows of, or anticipates, danger on the property.  If you have been attacked or hurt on someone else’s property, you may have a claim against the property owner for negligent security.

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson right away. Our Jackson negligent security lawyers can evaluate your situation and assist you in a claim for compensation.

Why Choose The Penton Law Group in Mississippi?

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC we focus our practice exclusively on personal injury matters. It is all we do.

  • Our Jackson negligent security attorneys have over a decade of experience representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that each client gets the attention their case deserves.
  • We go above and beyond to meet your legal needs, constantly pursuing full and fair compensation for your losses.

Why You Need a Jackson Negligent Security Attorney

Being physically attacked can cause severe physical and emotional injuries that may result in debilitating, long-term harm to the victim. Our experienced negligent security lawyers can:

  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack to determine liability
  • Assess the full extent of your physical and emotional injuries
  • Obtain and preserve evidence
  • Negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Represent you at trial if necessary 

What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent or inadequate security is a legal concept that provides the injured party with a civil right of action against a property owner for violent acts and crimes that occurred on the property. A negligent or inadequate security lawsuit is based on the duty of owners and possessors of property to protect lawful visitors from foreseeable dangers, typically committed by third-parties or criminals, by offering reasonable security measures.

What Constitutes Negligent Security?

Security needs depend on the property, where it is located, and the type of business being operated on the property. Some businesses require greater security measures than others. Examples of inadequate security may include:

  • Lack of, or too few, security guards
  • Inadequately trained security staff
  • Lack of security cameras and/or monitoring
  • Inadequate lighting in stairwells, parking garages, parking lots, walkways and hallways
  • Poor lock and key controls in hotels, motels and apartment buildings
  • Inadequate control of building access
  • Failure to respond to a direct threat

Establishing Foreseeability

Foreseeability is the most important aspect of a negligent security case when the property owner is not aware of known dangers. A property owner that can reasonably foresee crimes or danger occurring on the property is negligent if they fail to provide adequate protection from the foreseeable danger. Factors that may help establish a foreseeable danger include:

  • Property located in a high-crime area
  • History of crime on the property
  • Recent increase in crime on the property or in the area
  • High-risk business, such as a hotel, bank or bar
  • A direct threat has been made

Contact a Jackson Negligent Security Lawyer

If you have been attacked or injured on someone else’s property, you may have a negligent security claim against the owner or possessor of the property. Call our Jackson injury lawyers at The Penton Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible for the experienced legal representation you need.