Inadequate Security

Las Vegas is known for its party atmosphere, hence the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” This city is full of fun but sometimes, things can get a little out of hand and quickly take a turn from exciting to dangerous. All property owners are responsible for taking all possible measures to ensure the safety of their guests. This is especially true in hotels, casinos, and nightclubs. When a property owner doesn’t take measures to provide security, someone can become seriously injured in a violent way. If you have been injured in Las Vegas due to violence that could have been avoided if the property owner had adequate security, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm has what it takes to help you obtain justice. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates to discuss your case today.

The world we live in today is unfortunately scary and unpredictable. Owning a property entails a lot of responsibility, including the safety and security of any guests that may be present. This is true regardless of whether the property is a residence, hotel, parking lot, apartment building, restaurant, nightclub, shopping mall, bar, restaurant, or casino. For property owners in Las Vegas, they are faced with battling some extreme conditions that just come with the nature of the city. When property owners are negligent in obtaining the security that their property needs, guests can become seriously injured or even killed. Some of the common examples of inadequate security include the following:

  • Lack of security or surveillance cameras
  • Failure to monitor security cameras for dangerous behavior
  • Failure to provide security guards
  • Not ensuring that security guards are properly trained
  • Lack of adequate lighting
  • Failure to do routine checks to make sure locks and doors are working

When an individual is injured on someone else’s property because of inadequate security, they may wish to take legal action against the property owner. As with any other personal injury case, the plaintiff is responsible for proving that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazards and failed to provide adequate security to keep everyone safe. It can be difficult to fulfill the burden of proof for inadequate security but it can certainly be done with the help of an experienced attorney. If the injured party was the victim of an armed robbery due to a lack of securing the property, for example, they may be able to use a police report to prove that the incident did occur and that if there was better security on the property, it could have been avoided. Each situation is different so it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney.

If you have been injured because of inadequate security, you may be facing physical, emotional, and monetary hardships. A successful lawsuit may be able to recover compensation, which is also referred to as damages, for the injured party. Economic damages can include the individual’s medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial burdens faced as a result of the incident. Noneconomic damages may include compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.