Inadequate and Negligent Security Leads to Injuries

Sevierville premises liability attorneys helping victims in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and throughout Tennessee

Property owners and operators owe people a duty of care when it comes to the safety and security of that property. Failure to perform that duty leaves people vulnerable to serious injuries, both accidentally obtained and purposely inflicted. At Delius & McKenzie, PLLC, we put our years of experience as Sevierville premises liability and criminal defense attorneys to work for our clients who have suffered harm because of inadequate or negligent security. When you have been hurt on another person’s property in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, or Gatlinburg, or anywhere in Tennessee, you can put your trust in us to look out for your best interests and to fight for your future.

Understanding what “negligent security” really means

Negligent security claims are complex from the outset, as they are primarily brought by victims of violence. For example: let’s say that the lights in front of your apartment complex have been out for a week, and you (as well as other people in your building) have alerted your building’s super, who did nothing to fix them. Then, you are mugged in front of your apartment, because the mugger was able to take advantage of the darkness to hide from your view. If you were injured as a result of the attack against you, you may be able to bring a negligent security claim against your building’s supervisor or owner.

A negligent security claim can be made if your injury is related to:

  • Lack of adequate or working lights, in buildings or in parking lots
  • Defective or broken door locks
  • Lack of security fencing
  • Gaps in security camera footage
  • Lack of security alarms
  • Refusal to hire security guards or install a system in a building or area with a known “record” of violence

Because our firm handles both criminal defense and personal injury cases in and around Sevierville, we are able to view your claim from multiple perspectives, to give you an honest assessment of your chances at recovery. We offer you skilled guidance and counsel designed with your best interests and your goals in mind, and will be by your aside to explain what is happening with your claim whenever you need us.

Inadequate security measures can lead to injuries unrelated to violence, too

Poor or inadequate security measures can also lead to harm even with no other party involved. You can be seriously injured if safety and security measures are not taken. Poor lighting can lead you to trip and fall, as can a lack of handrails or crumbling steps or walkways. This lack of security in regards to personal injury claims also falls under the realm of premises liability, and an experienced Sevierville personal injury attorney from Delius & McKenzie, PLLC can help you down the path to recovery after you are hurt.

Help for victims of negligent security throughout Tennessee

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC provides comprehensive counsel for personal injury clients in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and beyond. When you need a fighter in your corner, you can rely on us to get the job done. Please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a passionate Sevierville premises liability attorney. Let us help you when you need it the most.