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Negligent Security of Commercial and Residential Premises

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A cause of action for negligent security requires a person to be harmed by criminal activity such as Sexual Battery, Assault, and Robbery at a commercial or residential property. An example of this type of property would be apartment buildings, office buildings, hotels, motels, schools, malls, gas stations, and parking garages. Any such place must make reasonable measures to keep people safe, and to keep their premises safe. For instance, hotel would need to have adequate security and lighting based on their location. If a Hotel was built in a neighborhood were there was a high crime rate then it would be foreseeable that persons staying at the hotel could be endangered if there was not adequate security to keep them safe. If the property owners fail to provide the necessary security for their location then they may be liable if a guest, employee, or customers are harmed due to the actions of a criminal assailant.

To establish a successful claim for negligent security an investigation is usually required wherein employees, guests, and customers are interviewed. It is also important to review crime statistics in that area to determine the crime rate and what the standard of security should have been at the time of the incident. Additionally, it is important to determine whether there have been past victims at the same location. If you have been attacked at one of these types of location and suffered a serious injury then contact our negligent security lawyers to determine whether you have recourse against the property for failing to maintain a standard level of security.

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I was charged with Domestic Violence few years ago and I was referred to Roger Foley from a family member! Roger is a BULLDOG! He was great and very aggressive in helping me beat this bogus case. Case was dismissed! He was on top of everything until the end!! Thomas
My wife (Mother of Stepson) and I Hired Mr Foley to represent my stepson in a minor criminal case. We would highly recommend as it is obvious to us That Mr Foley Genuinely cares and wants to do the Best he can for you which he did for us. Also has a great rapport with all parties in the courtroom..... Steve
Roger P. Foley got me reinstated. Also he got my COS waived, and got me to still be terminated off of probation on my expected termination date. I feel very comfortable with the decision my lawyer made for me. Also I would refer him to anyone who has a criminal felony or misdemeanor case. Jamar
Roger is a very compassionate person, he truly cares about his clients. He helped me with my case and was there for me every step of the way even if it was just reassurance that I needed. I would recommend him to anyone, he is absolutely the best! Cassandra G.
I think your firm did a great job on 3 cases that were 28 years old. The results are better than expected. I truly appreciate the hard work that you and your firm put forth in obtaining the results that we did on this case. Jim