Have you gotten hurt because a business in Phoenix, Arizona, lacked adequate security to keep you safe? Call Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers at (602) 595-5559. You can hold the negligent owner responsible for your resulting medical bills, loss of income, and emotional distress. Our experienced Phoenix negligent security lawyers can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
Since 2011, Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers has been a source of strength and support for victims of inadequate security in Phoenix. As leaders in premises liability litigation with over 55 years of combined experience, our award-winning Arizona litigators have obtained over $30 million for clients like you.
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How Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Negligent Security Claim in Phoenix, AZ
How can you prove that a business’s security measures were inadequate? What kind of evidence can help you win your case? How can you know what your negligent security case is worth?
Claims alleging negligent security can be complicated. The answers to these and other questions are critical to a successful outcome. Focus on getting better, and trust our experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers to handle the rest for you.
At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re recognized as leaders in personal injury litigation in Phoenix. We win 98 percent of the cases we handle. When you enlist our help, you show the defense that you’re serious about your negligent security claim.
You’ll be able to count on us to take care of every aspect of your fight for compensation:
- Carefully investigate the details of your case to determine precisely how and why you were put in a situation where you could be injured
- Identify the property’s security measures and determine how they were inadequate, given the location and criminal activity in the area
- Establish which security measures would have been appropriate under the circumstances
- Gather evidence needed to build a compelling legal claim and prove your damages
- Consult expert witnesses throughout the claims process
- Aggressively pursue a top-dollar settlement via negotiations with the property owner and/or its insurance company
- Bring your negligent security lawsuit to a Maricopa County jury if you aren’t offered a reasonable settlement
You’re going through an incredibly difficult time right now. You were the victim of a crime because a property owner failed to implement necessary security measures to keep you safe. They must be held accountable. Our negligent security attorneys in Phoenix are here to help you make that a reality.
We work on contingency, so you’ll never have to worry about asking for help with your negligent security lawsuit. You’ll only pay when we win money for you. Contact our law office today to get started by scheduling your free consultation.
What Is Negligent Security?
Property owners in Arizona are obligated to ensure their premises are in a reasonably safe condition for invited visitors and guests. This doesn’t just involve keeping the property free from slip and fall hazards. It also requires the owner to take necessary steps to protect guests from reasonably foreseeable acts of crime.
How? Installing appropriate security measures to reduce the likelihood that there’s criminal activity on the premises.
When a property owner or business has inadequate security, and a guest is injured or killed because of criminal activity on the premises, the owner can be liable for the victim’s resulting damages.
What Security Measures Are Reasonable?
What is “reasonable” security? What security is “appropriate”?
It depends on many factors, including:
- The type of business that’s run on the premises
- The location of the business
- The likelihood that the business will be targeted by criminals
- The history of criminal activity at the premises or in the neighborhood
- The local crime rate
These things must be considered when an owner thinks about security.
Depending on the circumstances, an owner might need to implement some or many of the following security measures:
- Door locks and bolts
- Safes to store cash and other valuables
- Security cameras
- Signs indicating that the premises are under surveillance
- Signs indicating that there is no cash on hand
- Bouncers and/or security guards
Businesses may also want to train their employees to identify and handle potential criminal activity.
What Do I Have To Prove To Win a Negligent Security Claim in Phoenix?
Negligent security is ultimately a matter of premises liability. In these types of premises liability disputes, it’s necessary to prove that you were injured because of a property owner’s negligence regarding their premises’ security. This entails showing that:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care because you were lawfully on the premises with their implied or express consent.
- You were injured because of reasonably foreseeable criminal activity on the premises.
- The criminal activity could have been thwarted if the property owner had implemented appropriate security measures on the premises.
- You’ve suffered damages, such as medical expenses and a loss of income.
Ultimately, you need to show that you wouldn’t have been the victim of a crime if there had been adequate security on the premises. The owner’s failure to take appropriate security measures allowed criminal activity to unfold, and you were injured as a result.
Helping You Seek Compensation for All of Your Negligent Security Injuries
Whether you were the victim of an assault or another type of crime, it’s possible you sustained serious, even life-threatening, injuries.
At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll help you seek compensation for any injuries you sustained as a result of inadequate security, including:
- Soft tissue injury
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Eye injury
- Brain injury
- Crush injury
- Chest injury
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death of someone you love
Negligent security litigation can be inherently complicated. Benefit from our 55+ years of experience and set yourself up for the victory you deserve. Call our Phoenix law office to get started.
What Types of Damages Can I Get if I File a Phoenix Negligent Security Lawsuit?
When you sue a property owner in Phoenix regarding negligent security, you can request compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages can include economic awards and non-economic awards.
Economic damages, which are paid to offset the financial burdens and losses associated with your case, can include money for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Nursing assistance
- Funeral expenses
Non-economic damages, which are paid to compensate for harder-to-value trauma you experience, can include money for:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pain and suffering
- Chronic physical pain
- Emotional distress
- Physical scarring
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
If your negligent security lawsuit goes to trial, you can also potentially receive an award of punitive damages. These are appropriate when a jury finds by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s conduct was grossly negligent or intentionally harmful.
Don’t be surprised when the property owner or its insurer tries to downplay the seriousness of your injuries or blame you for getting hurt. These are tactics designed to limit their liability and the amount of money you’re ultimately awarded when your case is resolved.
Count on our negligent security attorneys in Phoenix to anticipate these tactics and be prepared to fight back.
We’ll work closely with expert witnesses throughout the claims process, relying on their insight as we build your case and assess your damages. When it’s time to negotiate, we’ll use our carefully constructed claim to force meaningful negotiations with the defense and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Negligent Security Cases in Arizona?
All premises liability lawsuits, including claims involving negligent security, are subject to a two-year statute of limitations in the State of Arizona.
The two-year time limit applies to situations involving both personal injury and wrongful death. There are exceptions for some cases as well; you might have a different time limit for your circumstances.
You must file your negligent security claim before the statute of limitations expires. If you don’t, you will no longer reserve the right to hold the negligent property owner or business accountable for their mistake.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Phoenix Negligent Security Lawyer
Were you the victim of a crime in Phoenix, Arizona? Could that crime have been thwarted if the owner of the premises had better security measures in place? Call Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers. Our Phoenix negligent security lawyers can help you bring a claim seeking compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers has been a trusted name in premises liability litigation in Phoenix for more than a decade. Our award-winning litigators, whose collective experience spans more than 55 years, have helped clients win tens of millions in compensation. Now, we’re here to be your fiercest advocate.
Contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to help 24 hours a day.