Injuries Caused by Assault and Negligent Security
In this part of Illinois, it is common for clubs, bars and many apartment complexes to have security guards. Whether they exist simply to check IDs or are actually used to stop violent crimes, if they are on the property, it is with the expectation that they will keep the premises safe.
Although commercial properties are not expected to provide security, if they provide security, they must provide good security. When that fails to happen, people can get shot in clubs or assaulted as they walk through the parking lot. If you were injured because of negligent security, it is important to contact experienced Chicago negligent security attorneys who can help you understand your rights. At Grazian Volpe, P.C., that is exactly what we do.
When you really need a Chicago injury lawyer, call Grazian Volpe at 888-841-1210 or send us an email.
Each of our lawyers has on average more than 20 years of trial experience, so we are able to quickly assess cases for their strengths and weaknesses. When individuals contact us, one of the primary parts of our counsel is helping them understand whether they have a case and what elements add to or subtract from the value of their cases.
Proving a History of Violent Activities
One of the challenges with negligent security cases come from the unexpected third party criminal. When individuals commit criminal acts without warning, a property owner is usually not liable for the resulting injuries unless it can be shown that they should have anticipated the crime based on prior events, or that they hired security to guard against a particular type of crime and the security was inadequate. If the property owner is on notice of a particular type of threat and uses inadequate security to combat it, he may be liable for injuries to his customers. It is important to prove that there was inadequate security, or that there has been a history of violent acts at the premises.
Contact Experienced Chicago Premises Liability Lawyers
If you were injured because of negligent security, we can help you determine whether you have a case, and if so, help you receive the compensation you deserve. We know it can be frightening to work through the legal system, so we make sure our clients have a good understanding of what to expect at each step of the process. Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting our firm to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached online or by calling 773-309-4488 or 888-841-1210.