Negligent Security

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Respected Negligent Security Attorneys Serving the Injured in Olive Branch and Hernando

Helping clients throughout the state make a claim for premises liability

Property and business owners whose premises are open to the public have a legal obligation to make sure that those premises are safe, and that their patrons do not subject themselves to any foreseeable danger when they visit their property. This obligation to keep their premises safe also extends to the intentional criminal acts of third parties when their actions can be reasonably foreseeable. When a property owner fails to provide adequate security and a visitor to their premises is attacked, injured or killed, that property owner may be held liable for the losses of the injured party.

The Southaven attorneys of the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor understand the complexity of inadequate security cases. We have been protecting the rights of victims in Mississippi for more than 50 years. Negligent security cases are among the most complex premises liability claims there are. You deserve to feel secure in your choice of attorney to fight for your rights. Let Taylor Jones Taylor help you.

Examples of negligent security

Negligent security is a specific form of premises liability claim, which occurs when a property owner neglects to provide an environment that is safe for customers, clients, guests or residents of their property. There are many different locations where negligent security can be a factor, including:

  • Entertainment venues
  • Sporting complexes
  • Amusement parks
  • Swimming pools
  • ATM locations
  • Gas stations
  • Airports
  • Malls
  • Schools
  • Educational facilities

In these environments, the public are constantly coming and going and property owners must take reasonable steps to keep them safe. Depending on the situation, sometimes the solutions is installing security cameras, or posting security guards (and making sure that they are doing their job), or providing adequate lighting, or even just making sure that the door locks are functioning can do a tremendous amount in keeping people safe.

When an owner is aware that the property is located in an area where violent crimes are common, or where there is an obvious potential for guests to be harmed by a third party, the owner has a legal obligation to take steps to protect visitors from getting mugged, raped, assaulted or even murdered.

Determining fault in negligent or inadequate security claims

In negligent security cases, it falls on the plaintiff to prove that the harm they suffered was indeed foreseeable by the defendant (property owner). The property owner’s failure to see the risk and take the necessary steps to mitigate that risk to his or her patrons can be a matter of great debate, and the burden of proof falls to the plaintiff. This is one of the reasons why negligent security cases require a particular set of skills to handle.

The Southaven law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor has been handling negligent security cases and obtaining justice on behalf of victims for more than 50 years. When you have been a victim of a violent crime, you may feel vulnerable and you want to make sure that the responsible party is held responsible for their actions. The firm offers you safe and secure locations in Southaven, Olive Branch and Hernando in which to discuss your needs, where you will be treated with dignity and respect.

Learn more about your rights after an attack on public or private property

Cases involving negligent security are more challenging than they seem. The skilled premises liability attorneys of Taylor Jones Taylor know just how to build a strong case, and they are dedicated to fighting for your rights. Please call 662.253.5193, or fill out this quick contact form to schedule an appointment at one of the firm’s offices in Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch. The attorneys are proud to represent people from all over Mississippi, including in Cleveland, Oxford, Batesville, Tupelo, Oxford, Grenada and Clarksdale. How can we help you today?

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