About Inadequate Security

Texas Premises Liability Attorney

What is an inadequate security claim? It is a type of premises liability case that typically involves an injury to an individual as a result of an assault or a robbery on commercial property. Such assaults or robberies frequently occur at convenience stores, malls, shopping centers, office buildings, schools, hotels, motels, or parking garages. However, a significant number of the cases involve robberies (with or without a weapon) and sexual assaults.

In most inadequate security cases, the plaintiff was somehow injured by the criminal act, and therefore brings legal action against the property owner, manager or occupier. These are the individuals that are considered to be in control of the premises where the plaintiff was injured. Plaintiffs look to these entities that are in control to either control or prevent an assault or robbery from taking place. Inadequate security cases can include any of the following:

  • Inadequate security/negligent security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate security mechanisms or procedures
  • Inadequate control over the keys (hotels/motels/apartments)
  • Lack of trained security staff (security guards, bouncers)
  • Poor lighting in parking lots or parking garages
  • Lack of security cameras
  • Disabled surveillance cameras
  • Failure to remove troublemakers

Contact a Texas Premises Liability Lawyer

Under Texas premises liability law, property owners and occupiers have the highest duty towards employees and business patrons to keep these individuals safe from harm. When an employee or business patron is the victim of an assault, a robbery or a rape, then the victim has every right to seek compensation in an inadequate security claim.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a criminal act while lawfully on commercial property, we urge you to contact a Texas inadequate security lawyer from The J. Guerra Law Firm at once to schedule a consultation with attorney Jesse Guerra. Attorney Guerra was voted the 2009 Extraordinary Minority lawyer by Texas Lawyer Magazine; he is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas and the Texas Southern District Federal Court, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.