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Erie, PA Negligent Security Lawyers

Inadequate Security Attorneys in Erie, PA, Advocate for the Rights of Clients Hurt Due to Poor Security Measures on Others’ Property in Erie County, Crawford County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Have you been hurt due to violent or criminal activity on someone else’s property? When a third party was able to commit a criminal or violent act because of inadequate security, you may have the right to hold the property owner accountable for your harm and loss. The Erie, PA, negligent security lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., can help you seek accountability from negligent business or property owners who had inadequate security measures in place. Since 2010, our firm has fought to protect the rights of injury victims in Erie and throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Our team has decades of combined experience in personal injury law and insurance defense. We take a collaborative approach to working on clients’ cases, using our collective experience and knowledge to forge effective solutions and strategies.

When you’ve been injured because of negligent security on somebody else’s property, get legal help to demand financial recovery and justice from the property or business owner. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for a free initial claim review to learn how our inadequate security attorneys in Erie, PA, will fight to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, or pain and suffering.

What Is Negligent Security?

In New Jersey, premises liability laws require property owners to keep their premises safe for occupants and visitors. Ensuring the safety of people who enter a property includes providing reasonable security measures. What constitutes “reasonable” security depends on the nature of the property and the potential risks of criminal or violent activity. Reasonable security measures might involve ensuring that doors and windows have functioning locks. But reasonable security might also involve installing surveillance cameras or having trained security personnel stationed on or near the property.

When an occupant or a visitor gets hurt due to criminal or violent activity on a property, the property owner may be liable for those injuries if the criminal or violent activity was able to occur due to inadequate security measures for the property. For example, if an apartment owner fails to install locks or gates on exterior doors or if a shopping mall operator fails to put adequate lighting in the parking garage, they may bear liability when an occupant or visitor suffers injuries during a crime or violent attack.

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"Professional, honest, hard-working and made the entire process a lot less stressful."

Gregory F., July 2021 / Former Client


"We really appreciate Tim taking the time to consult with us. He was very professional and had great advice. We really appreciate it."

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How Do You Prove That You Suffered Injuries Due to Negligent Security?

In a negligent security case, a person is injured due to the criminal or violent acts of third parties. Because there is a third party directly responsible for the harm suffered by an injured victim, proving a property or business owner’s liability in a negligent security claim can be a challenging task. You may need various kinds of evidence to prove that the property had inadequate security or that additional security measures would have prevented the criminal or violent activity. This evidence might include:

  • Photos or videos of the property, including documentation of broken or missing security measures like locks, gates, or lighting. 
  • Crime reports or other documentation establishing a heightened risk of criminal or violent activity
  • Witness testimony regarding the activities of security personnel
  • Expert testimony regarding what appropriate security measures would look like

How Can the Erie, PA Negligent Security Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Help You Recover Compensation

After getting injured due to violent or criminal activity that was facilitated by negligent security on someone else’s property, you deserve to seek financial recovery for your harm and loss. However, property or business owners will fight hard to avoid liability for injuries that were caused in part by the wrongful acts of third parties. Let our inadequate security attorneys in Erie, PA, help you hold negligent property owners accountable for poor security by:

  • Investigating the incident that caused your injuries and recovering evidence to show that the violent or criminal act that injured you happened because of the property or business owner’s negligent security measures
  • Documenting your injuries and ongoing and future losses to ensure we pursue the full financial recovery you need
  • Filing your legal claims and dealing with company representatives and insurance adjusters on your behalf so you can focus on your physical recovery
  • Aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you, whether through a vigorously negotiated settlement or by taking your case to court and trial to fight for the financial relief and justice you deserve

Contact Our Inadequate Security Attorneys in Erie, PA, for a Free Case Evaluation 

If you’ve suffered injuries or harm due to criminal or violent activity on someone else’s property facilitated by inadequate security on the property, you may have the right to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to speak with our Erie, PA, negligent security lawyers about your legal options.

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