Maximum Compensation for Injured People
No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Premises Liability
  4.  » Negligent Security

When Poor Security Leads To Injuries And Deaths

Property owners have a responsibility for the safety of everyone on their property. Inadequate or negligent security on the part of a property owner may be the reason you or a family member sustained injuries during a crime on their premises. If you or a loved one was hurt, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from the property owner.

To understand your rights and have your case evaluated by an experienced premises liability attorney, talk to Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC We have decades of experience obtaining compensation for injured people and their families.

The Impact Of Negligent Security

Violent crimes against patrons or passersby can result in debilitating and life-threatening injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, that require extensive medical treatment, lost wages and lost work opportunities along with emotional trauma.

Although security is not required on commercial property, many property owners will hire security personnel to patrol the area. This gives patrons or residents a presumption of safety on the premises. However, when security personnel are inexperienced and ineffective at keeping people safe, the property owner can be liable for injuries that result from:

  • Rapes
  • Assaults
  • Thefts
  • Shootings
  • Other crimes

Pursuing Justice For Victims

Successfully pursuing your negligent security claim requires persistence and attention to the detailed facts of your case. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing injured victims. We understand how to investigate and build a compelling case on your behalf.

Contact Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC to discuss your case. We represent clients throughout the Chicago area.

You won’t pay fees until we win or settle your case because we take all cases on a contingency fee basis. Se habla español.

Practice Areas

For more information about negligent security read our articles:

Falls: When are they negligence or abuse?

With a loved one in a nursing home, every day can be a challenge. You know that their health is declining and that they need more support to do the things they would have been able to do on their own in the past. That's why you weren't surprised the first time you...

Taking action after a fall in your building

If you are renting an apartment from a landlord, it will mean that you expect the apartment and the rest of the building to be in a reasonable condition. If you find the stairs difficult to climb or the floors slippery, you may have considered raising the issue to...

Is my landlord liable for my fall?

When you are a tenant in an apartment building, you are not in full control of many aspects of building safety, nor are you legally responsible for it. Therefore, when you suffer an injury in your apartment building, e.g., broken bones from a fall down the stairs,...

Landlord negligence: how we can help

In general, landlords cannot be held liable for injuries that occur on their property. But there is an important exception to this rule. A landlord can be held responsible if the landlord was negligent in maintaining the property, and that negligence resulted in you...

Landlord liability for criminal activity

Landlords have certain legal duties and responsibilities, such as the duty to repair property and to maintain it in a habitable condition. As a general rule, landlords do not have a duty to protect tenants from criminal activity that occurs on the premises. Of course,...