Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : April 3, 2023

Dallas Inadequate Security Attorney

It’s simple: when the owner of a property fails to put adequate security measures in place, you’re more likely to be the victim of a crime. Criminals choose where to commit crimes based on whether they’re likely to get away with them, and if a property is poorly lit, lacks security cameras, or has been the location of crimes in the past, it could be a target. Property owners have a responsibility to take precautions against crime, and when you’re injured or suffer property damage due to their carelessness, you may be able to collect financial compensation. The Dallas inadequate security lawyers at The Benton Law Firm can help you win your inadequate security case and get the money you deserve.

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for injured defendants, and continue to fight a wide variety of personal injury cases in court. Jeff Benton, our founder, was voted one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018” by D Magazine and has been awarded the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association’s John Howie award. We are experienced in inadequate security cases of all kinds, and have many years of experience to draw from.

The Benton Law Firm exists to serve the Dallas community and win injured people the compensation they are due. If you’ve been injured due to inadequate security on someone else’s property, call us today at (214) 777-7777, fill out a contact form, or chat live on our website. Your initial consultation is free, so do not hesitate to reach out.

Do I Need an Inadequate Security Lawyer?

Due to the complexities of the law, it’s always best to hire an attorney when litigating an inadequate security case. Many questions have to be answered before you can be awarded any damages. For example, property owners have a responsibility to take precaution only against crimes that are foreseeable. An attorney can prove that crimes occurred on or near a property in the past, meaning the crime that injured you was foreseeable and thus preventable. Additionally, attorneys know what property conditions are inadequate in the eyes of the law, and understand the factors a judge will take into consideration.

An attorney will also maximize the amount of money you can be awarded for an inadequate security case. When you’re injured, you’re entitled to compensation for medical expenses, mental anguish, lost wages and more. The Benton Law Firm will fight to get you every penny you deserve for a property owner’s negligence. After you or a loved one have been the victim of a crime due to an irresponsible property owner, the last thing you want to worry about is the legal process — so let our attorneys handle it for you. We can give you peace of mind that your case is being fought in the most diligent, thorough, and professional manner possible.

Why Choose The Benton Law Firm To Handle My Case?

There are plenty of personal injury lawyers to choose from in the Dallas area, but the attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are the best possible choice to represent you in court. We’ve fought inadequate security cases in the past, and have won millions in premises liability settlements alone. You need a law firm that is respected in the law community and has many years of experience.

The Benton Law Firm has a 10.0 Superb rating on the lawyer rating site Avvo, and will work with you to understand every detail of your case and the compensation that you’re entitled to. We’re here to help you through the intricacies of the legal process with as little work for you as possible.

Inadequate Security Cases We Handle

If a property has had crimes occur on it or near it in the past, especially reoccurring crime of a certain type, the property owner is responsible for taking measures to prevent those crimes from happening again. If they don’t take any measures, then the property has inadequate security. However, it must also be shown that the property owner was aware of those crimes, which a lawyer can argue based on how prevalent reporting of past crimes was. The exact definition of inadequate security will always vary from property to property based on location, type of establishment, and past crime.

Because different property types are associated with different risks, the type of property a crime occurred on is always important to inadequate security cases. Establishments that serve alcohol, like bars and nightclubs, are often expected to have hired security staff. But if a convenience store hasn’t had any need for security staff in the past, it would be unlikely that a judge would consider them at fault for not hiring guards proactively.

Property-owners are generally expected to keep their properties well-lit, make sure all doors lock, clear any dense foliage, and not keep large amounts of cash on hand. Retail stores can be expected to use certain kinds of cash registers and safes. High traffic areas, like entrances, should also be monitored by employees, security staff, or a video camera system. If a property owner’s failure to take any of these measures contributed to the crime that injured you or a loved one, that property owner is likely liable for damages.

Some common types of inadequate security cases we handle at The Benton Law Firm include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Lack of security personnel
  • Inadequate video monitoring
  • Defective video monitoring
  • Defective locks
  • Failing to remove suspicious persons from the premises
  • Failing to properly screen and train employees

If you were injured due to any of the above situations, or any other situation involving inadequate security, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If your loved one passed away as a result of inadequate security, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the property owner to recover compensation for funeral expenses and loss of consortium, among other losses.

Our Attorneys Will Fight for You

Crime can be devastating, and it’s important that you be compensated for any damages you or a loved one sustained to your health, wellness, or property. When irresponsible property owners don’t put the proper amount of security in place, they’re partly to blame for crime, and should pay their fair share. You deserve the best legal representation for your inadequate security case, so contact the Dallas premises liability attorneys of The Benton Law Firm today by calling at (214) 777-7777, reaching out to us online, or chatting with one of our representatives online. Consultations are always 100% free.

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