Were you seriously injured at an apartment complex in Texas? Assaulted, mugged, raped, burned, or worse? If so, you have legal rights that you need to be aware of, and those rights need to be aggressively defended by apartment injury attorneys. The attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek have helped many injured people recover millions in verdicts and settlements, and it costs you nothing to hire us, so please contact us as soon as possible.
Property owners have the responsibility of maintaining safe and secure premises for individuals who live in or visit the property. If the property owner or manager is negligent in providing adequate security and a resident or visitor is assaulted, raped, or otherwise injured as a result, the victim may be able to file a legal claim against such party. Negligent apartment security falls under the umbrella of premises liability laws, which are very specific about a property owner’s duty of care in maintaining a safe and security premises.
Apartment Complex Security
Apartment complex owners and managers are responsible for providing adequate security to residents and visitors designed to prevent foreseeable criminal activity or intrusion. What constitutes adequate security may vary somewhat depending on the individual property. In general, adequate security measures may include:
- Properly secured gates, doors, and windows
- Installation of security cameras in public areas
- Adequate lighting in hallways and parking areas
- Properly maintained emergency exits and alarms
- Presence of trained, pre-screened security guards on the premises
- Recognizing and addressing criminal history on or near the property
Negligent Apartment Security Claims
Victims of assault, rape, mugging, or other crimes on a public or private property should immediately report the incident to law enforcement and the property owner. Proper reporting is important because it is the plaintiff’s burden to prove that their injuries were caused by negligence. Texas law requires plaintiffs in a negligent apartment security claim to prove:
- They were lawfully on the premises
- The property owner had a duty of care to provide adequate security
- The property owner breached their duty of care to provide adequate security
- The breach in the duty of care caused the incident resulting in injury
Successfully litigated negligence claims can help victims recover financially from medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, pain and suffering, or permanent disability. The damages pursued in a negligent security case largely depends on the individual facts of your case. That is why it is impreative you contact us as soon as possible.
Texas Apartment Negligence Attorneys Can Help
If you have been injured due to negligent security in an apartment complex, contact Pierce Skrabanek for a free consultation of your case. Premises liability laws have specific requirements and statutes of limitations for filing a claim, so we urge you to not wait to get the legal help you deserve.