If you were asked which type of establishment is most likely to be the site of a negligent security case, your first answer might be “a bar.”
And while you would be correct, there is a wide range of other establishments and locations throughout Indiana that also have a duty to provide for the reasonable safety of their guests, patrons, and visitors, such as:
- Big-Box stores, e.g., Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, etc.
- Retail centers
- Parking lots
- Gas stations
- Apartment complexes
- Places of employment
- Parking garages
As you can see, there is no limit to the types of properties that may be subject to security measure mandates.
Negligent Security Examples
In addition to the types of properties that are required to provide reasonable security for its guests, it is also important to know some of the most common culprits that may lead to a case of negligent security.
Some of the more common types of negligent security risks that attorney Matt Boulton regularly investigates include:
- Failure to use security cameras
- Lack of alarm system
- Faulty or dated security equipment
- Lack of security guards
- Doors with missing or broken locks
- Poor lighting
- Failure to secure premises from trespassers or suspicious person(s)
And while Indiana law has very specific statutes with regard to the steps and measures property owners must take to limit the amount of risk to their guests, it should also be noted that each establishment will have different security requirements depending on their types of potential risk.
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For example, the security required by an establishment that has a history of criminal behavior may be more stringent than one that has no prior incident reports.
Questions About a Negligent Security Case?
Negligent security cases can be difficult to pursue, given that they often require specific types of evidence and a keen understanding of Indiana’s negligent security laws. With this in mind, you may wish to consider contacting an attorney that has previous experience with these case types.
Attorney Matt Boulton has over 25 years of experience helping Hoosiers navigate Indiana’s negligent security laws. In addition to his track record of success with these cases, he also provides every client with a down-to-earth approach to customer service.