A type of injury case that we have been seeing a lot lately is negligent security. So, what is negligent security? If you have been assaulted and the property owner who was responsible for keeping the premises safe but was negligent in doing so, you may be eligible to file a negligent security injury claim. If this applies to you, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
In the state of Utah, if you’re injured on someone else’s property, that doesn’t make them responsible automatically. In order to have a claim against, say, a drug store that you go into, the drug store would have to be negligent in some activity that results in you getting hurt. For example, if they know there’s a lot of crime there and they don’t have security, or their security is inadequate, and you’re injured as a result of that, you may have a claim against that drug store for the inadequate security that was provided or the lack of security that may have been provided. Each of these cases depends on the specific facts of the case and what people knew or should have known, but it’s a potential claim.
If you were assaulted at a hotel in the state of Utah, you may have a claim against the hotel owner, the hotel operator, or others. If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of that type of incident, you should make sure that, first, you’re getting the medical treatment that you need. Get yourself healthy, and take care of your injuries. If you think there’s a claim there, you should talk to an attorney who has experienced that type of claim and follow up and see if, in fact, you have a claim and what you can do about that claim.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to inadequate security and have questions about filing a claim? Contact our dedicated Utah negligent security attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.