The slip-and-fall accident is probably one of the most common scenarios Alameda residents picture when they hear us talk about suing a negligent property owner for compensation. However, there are many other situations in which a property owner’s negligence can lead to injuries and a premises liability lawsuit.
At the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, one such case that we see regularly has to do with inadequate security. Let’s say that you live in an apartment building that has been repeatedly broken into, where tenants have reported being attacked in the hallways or in their units. What did the landlord or building management do in response to these complaints? Were locks changed? Was a security system installed or upgraded? If nothing was done, this could be considered a hazardous condition that was left unaddressed.
An incident doesn’t necessarily need to happen inside a building. Say there have been a series of assaults in the parking lot where you leave your car at night. Did the owner or manager add any additional lighting, hire a guard, or post warning signs? These are reasonable steps that can be taken to keep people safe on the property. If no measures are taken to deal with the known danger, and you are injured in an incident as a result, you may be able to pursue the same type of claim against the owner as would someone injured in a slip-and-fall accident.
The Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC is ready to support victims in Alameda who have been injured due to inadequate security. We are experienced in investigating these types of cases and developing a solid case for compensation.