A Brief Summary of the Following Article
- Property owners and managers in San Diego may face legal accountability if they fail to provide reasonable security measures.
- To succeed in a negligent security claim, victims must establish duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages resulting from inadequate security.
- Victims of negligent security incidents in San Diego may be entitled to compensation for a wide range of damages.
- Jassim Law, led by attorney Pajman Jassim, offers skilled representation for victims seeking justice and compensation for the personal trauma and security disruption caused by negligent security incidents.
When property owners, landlords, or property managers fall short in their duty to guard our safety, the aftermath goes beyond broken barriers or shattered glass. Assaults, robberies, and other crimes leave lasting physical and emotional scars on those who should have felt protected.
If you or someone you care about was injured or killed in an incident that would have been prevented with adequate security measures, you could be entitled to compensation under California state law. At Jassim Law, we help injured victims and their families recover the compensation they are owed for the harm they have suffered.
When we hold property owners accountable for the safety of the people who use their property, we make the community safer for everyone. After all, tenants and guests in commercial and residential properties pay substantial sums to rent or occupy various premises. In exchange, they are entitled to an environment where safety is a high priority and adequate safety measures are in place.
Property owners that cut corners, or put money over safety, should be held responsible for the harms that could have been, and should have been avoided – this is California Law.
How to Hold a Property Owner or Landlord Accountable for Negligent Security in San Diego
Negligent security arises when a property owner or manager neglects to take reasonable precautions to confirm the safety of visitors or tenants. This includes residential and commercial properties.
Such negligence can lead to criminal activities like assaults or robberies (or worse), causing harm or even death. In the event of such incidents, accountability can be pursued through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
However, there are several elements that must be proven in these types of cases in order for them to be successful. They include:
- Duty of care: Property owners and managers have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors or tenants. Depending on the area and circumstances, this can include proper lighting, security officers/patrols, cameras, gates, locks, and other measures.
- Breach of duty: Negligence occurs when the property owner or manager fails to uphold this duty by not implementing reasonable security measures, which could include proper lighting, security personnel, surveillance cameras, or access control systems.
- Causation: The lack of adequate security measures directly contributes to or causes harm or injuries to individuals on the premises.
- Damages: Victims must demonstrate they have suffered losses, such as physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, or property damage, as a result of inadequate security.
Negligent security cases can arise in various settings in San Diego, including:
- Apartment/residential complexes
- Shopping centers and other commercial businesses
- Parking lots
- Other public or private properties
Examples of negligent security may include poorly lit parking lots, lack of security personnel in high-risk areas, or malfunctioning surveillance systems. Examples vary heavily depending on the circumstances, it is important to discuss the case facts with an experienced San Diego negligent security attorney to evaluate your specific case.
Types of Compensation Available to Victims of Negligent Security in San Diego
In the aftermath of injuries resulting from negligent security, the pursuit of justice often involves seeking compensation to address the diverse impact these incidents have on victims’ lives.
In San Diego, victims may be eligible for compensation for damages such as:
- Non-Economic harms (Pain and suffering)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical Impairment
- Mental and Emotional suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses (past and for the future)
- Psychological/therapy expenses
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Cost of prescription medication
- Lost wages or income (past and for the future)
- Loss of companionship
- Damages for the injury to a spouse or registered domestic partner (Loss of Consortium)
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
Jassim Law’s San Diego negligent security lawyers are dedicated to comprehensively evaluating the losses suffered by victims and pursuing every avenue of compensation available.
Even beyond your specific case, we are dedicated to prosecuting negligent security cases because holding property owners/landlords responsible for our safety directly helps make our communities safer for everyone. A property owner should never cut corners on safety to save money, when they are collecting substantial rents and fees. Profit over safety is never acceptable.
If you need help getting medical care or dealing with health insurance and medical providers, at Jassim Law, we are always proud about being dedicated to helping our clients get the best medical care—no matter whether or what type of health insurance our clients may have.
Reach Out to a Skilled Negligent Security Attorney in San Diego, California Today
An experienced San Diego negligent security lawyer at Jassim Law can help you navigate the complex legal process. Our team of San Diego negligent security attorneys understands the profound impact negligent security incidents have on individuals and communities. We recognize that behind every case is a personal story of pain, trauma, and a disrupted sense of security.
Attorney Pajman Jassim, our lead attorney, is an alumnus of a distinguished national trial advocacy college established by the renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. This exclusive institution selectively admits a limited number of attorneys dedicated to the pursuit of justice each year. Pajman maintains active involvement with the Trial Lawyers College, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to honing trial skills and upholding the principles of justice.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our San Diego negligent security lawyers, call our office at (619) 554-0624 or reach out to us through our contact form.