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Protecting Victims of Negligent Security

Businesses in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to protect the public and their customers from crime. Unfortunately, we all know that people visiting or walking through residential complexes, gas stations, night clubs, parking garages and retail stores can be targeted by criminals.

When an accident occurs and you are hurt or are left grieving the death of a loved one, the public or private property owner could be legally responsible for monetary compensation. Our attorneys at Tremont Sheldon P.C. take on these difficult premises liability cases.

Holding Property Owners Accountable for Your Injuries

When a business knows that it is in a dangerous area, or where a business has had previous criminal activity occur on its premises, the business has a duty to its customers to take reasonable steps to protect them. This does not mean that the business has to guarantee the safety of its customers. However, the business should act reasonably. That may mean that the business should:

  • Install security cameras
  • Have better lighting
  • Install a better locking system on its doors
  • Post a security guard outside

These simple steps can prevent the customer from being victimized by the criminal and spare them from costly litigation when their negligence leads to injuries or deaths.

We represented one man who was shot in a local Bridgeport bar. We represented another man who was assaulted in the parking lot of his condominium complex. We hope that pursuing these types of cases in court will encourage businesses to protect their customers.

In many cases like this, property owners will act quickly to address any safety hazards. That means evidence can be lost. After you seek medical attention, contact us so we can begin looking into your case.

Contact Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights

For many years, we have represented victims of crime when they are attacked in these commercial, private and public locations. If you have been such a victim, talk to our premises liability attorneys for further information on your rights. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Security Issues Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue someone if I am hurt at their home?

Property owners are responsible for the condition of their property. Dangerous property conditions must be swiftly addressed to keep those who may be visiting the property safe. Any given  property could have security concerns  or an area where guests and  visitors might be more prone to a fall . Or, homeowners in Connecticut may not have their pets properly secured, leading to one of the  most common causes of serious injuries: dog bites .

Whatever the circumstances of the injury you suffered, it is important to consider your options to attempt to recover compensation so that you can pay for medical expenses. In the case of a private homeowner, perhaps all you will need to do is submit a claim against the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance.

You are also allowed to sue a family member or submit a claim against a family member’s insurance policy. For example, you are at your aunt’s house and her dog bites you or you are at your cousin’s house and you fall through the deck. You are allowed to sue family members under Connecticut law in order to recover money to pay for your injuries and medical treatment.