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Negligent Security

Security measures and security personnel are put in place for a reason – to protect. When such security measures fail to perform their duty, accidents, assaults, and other unfortunate events can occur that may result in personal injury or wrongful death. In such circumstances, the person or persons, company, or organization responsible should be held accountable for the damages caused by the negligent security.

Unfortunately, certain retailers, employers, and landlords choose not to install security measures until after an assault or rape. Mazow|McCullough, P.C. represents victims of criminal assaults in cases where a lack of personal security constitutes negligence security on the part of property owners and retailers.

At the Salem, Massachusetts law firm of Mazow|McCullough, PC, our neglience security lawyers are 100% committed to helping people and families receive fair and just compensation when negligent security issues result in personal injury or wrongful death.

If you’ve been victimized in a parking lot, shopping mall, laundry room, or parking garage, contact the negligent security attorneys at Mazow|McCullough, P.C. today.

Call our Essex County, MA office today for a free initial consultation.

(978) 744-8000

Forms of Inadequate or Negligent Security

The law office of Mazow|McCullough, P.C. represents victims of criminal assault including the following:

  • College campus or dorm room sexual assault or rape
  • Inadequate security measures at apartment buildings or other rental property
  • Violent crimes occurring in night clubs, parking ramps / parking garages, or on shopping mall parking lots
  • Assaults in elevators
  • Assault on employer’s parking lot or parking garage
  • Sexual assault on bus, plane, movie theater, or subway
  • Nursing home assault or rape

Assessing Negligent Security Liability

Most insurers and property owners take the view that “crime just happens” – blaming assaults on circumstances they claim they cannot control. In cases involving negligent security, however, the issue is foreseeability and a duty of care to protect customers and patrons from a potential criminal attack.

For example, has an assault or other crime happened in the area? Are customers leaving a store with valuable merchandise that could entice criminals? Has the property owner installed certain security measures in anticipation of certain security risks?

In each instance, what is at issue is not whether a property owner could have anticipated a particular crime but whether a property owner could have anticipated any crime at all. Once our negligent security attorneys establish grounds for a property owner anticipating security risks, liability can be assigned for the purposes of recovering financial losses.

Contact Our Negligent Security Attorneys for Help

Contact an experienced Boston, Massachusetts negligent security lawyer at Mazow|McCullough, PC today for highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable representation by attorneys who are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Feel free to contact us anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will make every effort to return phone and e-mail inquiries promptly.

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