Premises Liability & Negligent Security
Premises liability cases involve injuries or death as a result of defective property or negligently maintained property including residential, commercial, industrial and even publicly owned property. Defective property claims can be based on defective building construction, inadequate building maintenance, unfilled holes in land, hidden hazards, building code violations, defects in stairway design or maintenance, lack of required railings, inadequate lighting, defective flooring, defective electrical wiring, defective plumbing, defective smoke detectors or fire alarms, injuries caused by broken glass, injuries caused by defective heating systems such as carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks, fires and explosions, defective building repairs, deck failures caused by rot or other eroding building materials, lead paint exposure, elevator and escalator accidents, egress related issues, or inadequate or improper snow and ice removal.
Landowners and occupiers of all types are obliged to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. When their failure to do so creates a dangerous hazard that causes injury or death, the victim is entitled to seek civil justice and a skilled trial attorney’s assistance is needed. Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq. has successfully prosecuted major premises liability and defective property cases. Attorney Sweet can be contacted anytime and there is never a charge for an initial consultation.
Negligent security claims arise when someone is assaulted, raped or even killed in a criminal attack due to inadequate security precautions by the property owner. These cases typically involve commercial property, leased residential property, hotels, motels, inns, college campuses, restaurants, movie theaters, bars, pubs, nightclubs, concert halls and other alcohol service establishments, and in hospitals, and nursing homes. These claims involve inadequate or “negligent” security measures which would otherwise have prevented or reduced such injuries. Usually a negligent security claim is based on prior similar incidents occurring on the premises or some security oversight that could have and should have been addressed beforehand.
Since these types of cases usually involve a criminal investigation, it is very important to retain a skilled trial attorney to help the victim navigate the investigation and collaborate with the police, the district attorney’s office and the victim witness advocate. Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq. has handled many sensitive claims for victims of sexual and physical assault and achieved successful results that have helped bring them some closure.
For more information about your potential case, contact Attorney Sweet anytime. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.