Orange County Bar Fights & Negligent Security Lawyer
When you visit a business or property, you expect to be reasonably safe. Premises liability laws in California state that business owners and lessees are responsible for ensuring their property is safe for visitors. Or, at the very least, that visitors are aware of potential hazards. Negligent security is an area of premises liability. When property owners fail to take adequate security measures to protect guests, they can be held accountable for accidents, crimes, and injuries.
If you have been harmed in an accident or attack on someone’s property and believe the owner should be held accountable in a civil case, an Orange County negligent security lawyer from Dewitt Algorri & Algorri can help. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.
Making a timely injury claim regarding a negligent security incident is critical to the success of your matter. Insurance companies often use lags in time to destroy evidence, or poke holes in the legitimacy and severity of your claim. The first few days after a tragedy are an important footrace against insurance companies to obtain evidence necessary for you to get justice. It’s critical for you to contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or file a claim now here. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury matters throughout California since 1979 – we are the BIG GUNS that other law firms call when they need an experienced and consistently successful firm.
Types of Negligent Security Incidents in Orange County
Negligent security is an area of personal injury law that allows victims to hold property owners accountable for injuries and financial losses caused by customers or visitors to the property. Incidents can occur on both commercial and residential properties. Some of the most common areas negligent security occurs include the following:
- Amusement Parks
- Apartment Buildings
- Concert Venues
- Government Buildings
- Grocery Stores
- Office buildings
- Parking Lots
- Sporting Events
No matter where the incident occurred, it is essential to determine if you are eligible for recovery. The property owner may be considered negligent if, at the time of your injury, they had inadequate lighting, a lack of security system, blocked exits, or no security guards.
The Importance of Evidence in a Negligent Security Claim
The sooner you get in touch with an attorney about your negligent security claim, the more likely it will be successful. Evidence fades with time, so the longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove the property owner is legally liable for your injuries and financial losses.
When you work with an attorney, they will build a claim that proves negligent security. This involves multiple elements, including explaining how the property owner failed to install adequate security, tying your injuries back to the inadequacies, and coming up with a total value of your losses. Your lawyer will explain the state laws that apply to your claim, so your case is comprehensively supported.
Collecting evidence starts by getting your side of the story. Depending on your injuries, you may not remember much–and that’s okay. Your lawyer will seek witness testimony from those present at the time of the incident and obtain any photos or footage if possible. They will use that information, along with your medical records and lost wages statements, to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Compensation for Negligent Security Injuries
The consequences of negligent security can be severe. Victims of violence can experience a variety of injuries, including, but not limited to, head injuries, cuts and lacerations, bruises, broken bones, and internal damage. As a result, victims often need to take time off from work in order to recover. There is also the emotional trauma that comes from an accident or attack. Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, and other debilitating disorders are possible.
When you work with an attorney, they will help you value your case. Once they have collected the necessary evidence to prove the property owner is at fault, they can begin evaluating your losses. Both economic and non-economic losses can be taken into consideration.
Economic losses are calculable, as they are based on actual dollar amounts. Examples include medical bills, lost wages, and material losses. Non-economic losses are harder to assign a numeric value to as they are more subjective, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. However, it is typically the case that the more severe the incident, the higher the award for non-economic damages.
While your lawyer will attempt to help you settle your claim outside of court through negotiations, we recognize this is not always a possibility. In the event you need to pursue litigation, we will explain the lawsuit process and guide you through the proceedings to fight on your behalf and give you the best possible chance at recovery.
Schedule a Case Evaluation With DeWitt Algorri & Algorri
If you or someone you loved has been wrongfully injured or you suffered material losses in a robbery, assault, or another incident, an Orange County negligent security lawyer can evaluate your situation and help you determine if you have grounds to take legal action. Contact a lawyer from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or contact us online to learn about your rights.