Businesses Should Increase Security Measures on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Mar 15, 2016 3:30:00 PM

shamrock.pngMore than 125 million Americans plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual St. Patrick’s Day Spending Survey. Total spending for the March 17 holiday is expected to reach $4.4 billion based on the U.S. population of people 18 years old and older. With a celebration of that caliber, there are likely more opportunities for preventable accidents, crimes and injuries – and more of a reason for establishments to increase security measures. By providing adequate security and avoiding over-serving alcohol to patrons, businesses are not only doing their part to keep the holiday safe – they could also be avoiding potential liability claims.

Negligent Security

Business owners have a legal duty to protect customers on their premises from unreasonable and foreseeable dangers including criminal attacks. If a parking lot or other area is the site of past violent crimes, for example, owners must take action to try to deter future crimes from occurring.

An injured person is able to bring a negligent security lawsuit based on the duty imposed on property owners to offer reasonable security measures and protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes of third parties. Negligent security assumes the crime could have been prevented or at least made less likely by taking appropriate security measures.

Dram Shop

Pennsylvania law provides that establishments that serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated individual may be held financially responsible for injuries and damages that person causes. Individuals injured in an accident caused by an intoxicated person may be able to file a dram shop claim against businesses that served that person too much alcohol.

To mitigate the risks, businesses should provide employee instruction about enforcing policies to prevent over-serving alcohol to patrons.

Contact Our Firm for Assistance

Contact our lawyers today if you sustained injuries as a result of a business’ negligence in providing security and/or over-serving alcohol to customers. Our highly skilled attorneys have decades of success advocating for those who were harmed, and they can help you secure the compensation to which you may be entitled. This may include compensation for pain and suffering, financial loss, emotional distress and medical expenses.

 

Topics: Personal Injury Law, Negligent Security, Dram Shop

What is a Negligent Security Lawsuit?

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Jan 19, 2016 3:30:00 PM

negligent_security.jpgOwners of property and businesses have a duty to protect their customers and tenants on their premises from unreasonable dangers including criminal acts. 

An injured person is able to bring a negligent security suit based on the duty imposed on landowners and possessors of property to offer reasonable security measures and protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes of third parties. Negligent security assumes that the crime could have been prevented or at least made less likely by using appropriate security measures.

Many crime victims may have a meritorious civil claim.  Landlords, apartment complexes, malls and other businesses have a legal duty to be vigilant and protect their customers and tenants from foreseeable criminal attacks. If an apartment complex or mall parking lot is the site of numerous violent crimes, the property owners or landlords have a duty to take measures to try and deter future crimes from occurring for the safety of their tenants and guests.

For decades, the personal injury lawyers at Anapol Weiss have successfully represented victims who were injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others. Our attorneys have the skill, knowledge and resources to advocate for you and your family if you experienced this situation.

Contact us today for assistance.

 

Topics: Personal Injury Law, Negligent Security

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