Las Vegas Negligent Security Lawyer
At Cogburn Law Offices, our trial team is often called upon to represent individuals who have been attacked or injured while on private, public, or commercial property. These cases vary widely in the type of attack, and the long-term impact upon the victim, physical, emotional, and financial. Each Las Vegas injury lawyer at Cogburn Law Offices will do everything possible to make the legal process easy on you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Some types of negligent security cases include:
- Sexual assaults
- Physical assaults, battery
What is Negligent Security?
When a property owner or manager fails to exercise reasonable care to ensure visitors to a property are not put at risk of an attack, it could be a case of inadequate security. Issues that come into play in proving a case of negligent security can include:
- Establishing that a property owner or manager was aware of criminal activities in the area.
- Establishing that several similar crimes had been committed on their property in the past and the innkeeper failed to take appropriate steps.
- Establishing the frequency with which law enforcement has been called to a specific property.
- Determining whether warnings are issued to visitors.
- Determining the number of security personnel on duty and frequency of patrols.
- Determining the type of security system.
- Determining the condition of locking gates, doors, lighting.
Attacks on Commercial Property in Las Vegas
Millions of visitors visit Las Vegas every year, most of whom stay at one of the city’s casino hotels. The expectation is a fun getaway – not being subjected to a sexual assault, shooting, physical assault or being robbed. Casinos are required to maintain adequate security. A failure to do so, whether due to lack of patrols, broken locks on gates or doors, or other issues, may be a breach of a duty of care.
Nevada Law and Negligent Security Cases
Under NRS 651.015, the civil liability of innkeepers for a death or injury on their premises, when not caused by an employee, are outlined. These include but are not limited to:
- The wrongful act was foreseeable;
- A preponderance of evidence exists that the owners or innkeeper failed to exercise due care for the safety of patrons or others on the property;
- The owner or innkeeper failed to take reasonable precautions to protect against a foreseeable wrongful act by another party, who caused injury or death;
- Prior incidents of similar wrongful acts had occurred on the premises, and the owner or innkeeper was aware that these prior incidents had occurred.
Damages in Cases of Negligent Security
Every injury case is unique. The value of damages sought in a lawsuit will be based upon various factors, including:
- The severity of the injuries sustained
- The number of years of medical care that will be needed
- The long-term impact of the injury or attack upon the individual
- Whether the injuries led to permanent impairments
- Whether the victim was left with visible scars
- The emotional anguish suffered by the victim
Valuing a Negligent Security Case
When we seek to recover damages for an injured client, there are several types of economic and non-economic damages that can be pursued, including:
- Cost of medical care and treatment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (to punish cases of egregious acts of negligence)
Your Future Matters to Us
At Cogburn Law Offices, our Las Vegas accident lawyers care about our clients, and do everything possible to make the legal process easy on them, including providing our legal services on a contingency basis – no legal fees will be incurred unless we are successful.
If you or a family member was seriously injured on commercial property as a result of negligent security, contact an experienced Las Vegas negligent security lawyer at Cogburn Law Offices for a free case consultation.