Biloxi & Gulfport Negligent Security Attorney
Mississippi property owners and event promoters have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect patrons, customers, and guests from violence, theft, and other criminal acts. While every criminal and/or violent act cannot be avoided by providing security, many bad acts can be prevented by proper security, and Mississippi law allows injured victims to sue property owners who fail to provide adequate security. If you have been the victim of a criminal or violent act on the property of another, work with the Biloxi & Gulfport negligent security attorneys at the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. to bring your negligent security claim.
Who Can I Bring a Negligent Security Claim Against?
Anytime you are lawfully on the property of another, the property owner has a legal requirement to take steps to protect you from danger. The exact steps required will vary based on the type of property owner and their relationship to you. For example, bars have a duty to prevent violent individuals from creating havoc, and vacation resorts have a duty to take steps to prevent thieves from gaining access to private rooms. Typical defendants in a Mississippi negligent security action also include:
- Landlords and Management Companies
- Stadiums, Arenas, and Racetracks
- Sporting Event Promoters
- Schools and Colleges
- Hotels and Motels
- Commercial Retailers
- Governmental Entities
- Parking Facilities
- Nightclubs and Concert Venues
- Movie Theaters
- Theme Parks
A successful plaintiff can recover against a defendant for all of his or her injuries, including medical bills, property damage, loss of income due to missed work, and emotional damages. At the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A., we represent individuals in negligent security cases against all types of defendants stemming from all types of scenarios.
What Do I Have to Prove in Bringing a Negligent Security Claim?
An injured victim will need to establish that the defendant had a specific duty to take reasonable steps to protect the victim from danger and failed to do so. This can be shown through proving such facts as failure to employ adequate or competent security staff, failure to screen for dangerous employees, failure to use working security cameras or alarms to deter crime, failure to take steps to prevent or intervene in criminal acts, and so on. The plaintiff will further have to prove that the negligent security helped cause the plaintiff’s injuries and will have to prove the full extent of those injuries.
A defendant may try to deflect blame for the criminal or violent act by arguing it did take proper security steps or by arguing that the victim was at fault for his or her own injuries, either by acting negligently or in consenting to the criminal acts. Defendants and their lawyers can be very intimidating in trying to get victims of crime to drop their negligent security claims, but we will put your best negligent security claim forward in negotiations and at trial and serve as passionate advocates for your right to compensation.
Work with Experienced Biloxi Attorneys on Your Negligent Security Claim
If you have experienced any kind of economic loss due in part to the negligent security of a property owner, work with the trusted and experienced Biloxi negligent security attorneys at the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. Call us today to schedule a free consultation regarding your potential negligent security claim.