Washington D.C. Inadequate Security Lawyers
The majority of businesses in Washington D.C. invest in some form of security in order to keep people on the property safe. Depending on the type of property security, measures can vary and may include security guards, surveillance systems, or limited access to certain guests.
Failure to adequately safeguard properties can result in assaults, robberies, and serious injuries to guests or tenants. If a property owner has failed to provide adequate security and you’ve suffered injuries as a result, you may be able to hold them accountable.
If you’ve been injured, you face numerous obstacles like physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, prolonged recovery, property damage, psychological trauma, and pain and suffering. Let a skilled lawyer help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
The team at CHASENBOSCOLO has been working on behalf of injury victims for over 30 years. We understand that when your life is disrupted by an injury, it can cause unspeakable damage to your finances and future plans. Our team is here to offer you support and guidance at this time so you can recover as quickly as possible and move forward with your life. Discuss your situation with a member of our team, call (301) 220-0050 today.
Do I Need an Inadequate Security Lawyer?
An inadequate security claim can be complicated to handle, which is why the outcome of your case will be significantly improved if you have a lawyer to guide you. An experienced lawyer understands and can fight against the possible defenses that the negligent property owner, their insurance provider, or their lawyer may attempt to use.
Additionally, your injury lawyer will be able to support you by performing an investigation, determining the cause of injury, evaluating your losses, collecting evidence, and identifying all possible responsible parties. A quality attorney has the resources needed to manage your case and keep you updated about the developments, giving you time to focus on your recovery.
Often the at-fault party’s insurance company will contact you, expressing concern for your well-being and seeming sympathetic. In appearing to be concerned for you, the insurance company is often simply trying to get a recorded statement that will reduce the amount of recoverable compensation. Your lawyer will handle all correspondence with the at-fault party’s insurer to protect you from saying something that could potentially hurt the value of your claim.
Whether your lawyer decides to take your case to court or they are able to secure a fair settlement, you deserve compensation commensurate with your losses, and legal representation is the best way to recover what you’ve lost.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO?
The injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients over the years. We understand just how devastating a serious injury is to both your physical and financial health, and we keep this in mind as we fight for the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Our legal victories have earned us accolades like being named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Super Lawyers. We also have an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer rating from our fellow attorneys.
While we are laser-focused on getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible, we also value service. Our team fully understands that when you come to us injured, in need of legal representation, you’re going through a hard time. The lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO are here for you, we care about your pain, and we will put our experience and skill toward fighting for you. We listen actively, look at the facts of your case, and get to work to provide you with the representation that you’ve been looking for.
Inadequate Security Cases We Handle
Not all properties are required to have security measures in place. In order to prove that a property owner was negligent in Washington D.C., your lawyer will need to establish that the presence of security is reasonably necessary in the first place. It will need to be established that the property owner failed to address safety issues after being made aware of a safety threat.
If there was a foreseeable possibility that a violent incident would occur, the property owner could be held responsible for their failure to do the following:
- Hiring security staff
- Installing surveillance cameras
- Providing warning signs when necessary
- Installing alarm systems
- Installing and maintaining lighting
- Performing background checks on employees
- Providing adequate training for staff
- Warning guests of known dangers
- Sectioning off dangerous parts of the property
- Limiting access to known threats
- Maintaining door locks
- Keeping the gate system in working condition
When a property owner knows of a threat or a dangerous past event and fails to provide the proper protection, then you have the right to take action. If it was in the property owner’s power to prevent your injuries and they didn’t do their part, they can be made to answer for the hardships you face as a result of your injuries. While we’d like to believe that many places are safe, the truth is that injuries can occur anywhere. The following locations put guests at risk when they fail to provide adequate security:
- Nursing facilities
- Public transportation
- Stores and shops
- Parking lots
- Amusement parks
- Schools and universities
If inadequate security has left you looking for help, get in touch with a lawyer to discuss how you could benefit from legal representation. You may be overwhelmed by your situation, but a lawyer will be able to help you understand your options moving forward.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been injured on a property that didn’t provide adequate security, it is natural to have questions. Though each situation contains its own unique set of complications, many injury victims tend to have overlapping concerns. Read over our FAQ section and get in touch with our team at CHASENBOSCOLO to speak with one of our lawyers today.
How Expensive is a Lawyer?
CHASENBOSCOLO offers our clients a No Fee Guarantee®. We know that when you reach out to us, you are going through a difficult time. Serious injuries and expenses put enough strain on your financial situation; quality legal representation shouldn’t. Unless we are able to secure the compensation that you deserve, you don’t owe us a dime.
When Should I File?
If you have been injured in Washington D.C., D.C. Code § 12-301 gives you up to three years to take legal action. The amount of time that your case will require to be resolved will depend on various factors, including how motivated the defendant, their insurer, or their lawyer is in resolving the situation. An attorney can help build the strongest possible case so that you can recover the compensation that you need to recover and move on.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Yes, if you have lost a loved one because of inadequate property security, D.C. Code § 16-2702 allows two years to take action. In order to bring a wrongful death claim, you must be the personal representative of your loved one’s estate. Typically this will be the surviving spouse or domestic partner. However, in the event that the deceased didn’t have either, the next of kin, such as parents, siblings, or children may file.
Though a positive legal outcome will not bring back the loved one you’ve lost, it can go towards factors such as funeral expenses, loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering prior to death, and loss of companionship.
How Will My Claim Be Impacted if I’m Partially at Fault?
Washington D.C. is one of the few places that has a contributory negligence rule. Under contributory negligence, if it is determined that you are even 1% to blame for the accident, you will not receive any compensation. This is a particularly harsh rule, and as such, you should seek out the help of a lawyer to make sure that the blame falls where it should.
Contact a Washington D.C. Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured on a property with insufficient security, you have options. When property owners fail to provide adequate safety measures, a lawyer can help evaluate your situation and pursue the resources that you need. To help protect your rights, take action and find a lawyer as soon as you are able to.
The Washington D.C. premises liability attorneys of CHASENBOSCOLO understand what you stand to lose when an injury impacts your health, finances, and opportunities. We are ready to stand with you to make sure that your rights are protected. To speak with a member of our team about your situation, call our office at (301) 220-0050 or set up a free consultation through our website.