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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 negligent security lawyers can evaluate your situation and assist you in a claim for compensation.
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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:
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.
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:
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:
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.