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Negligent Security Attorney in Columbia, SC

Attacked on Someone Else’s Property? Let Our Firm Help You!

Property owners in South Carolina have a duty of care to ensure the premises is safe for guests or patrons. Certain properties require security measures to protect individuals who shop, live, or otherwise visit the premises. Unfortunately, negligent security can leave people vulnerable to crimes and lead to serious or even fatal injuries.

Negligent security often involves the following types of businesses and properties:

  • Bars and nightclubs

  • Restaurants

  • Malls and shopping centers

  • Parking lots and garages

  • Hotels and motels

  • Apartments and condominiums

  • Office buildings

  • ATM machines and banks

  • Public parks

  • Amusement parks

  • Sports arenas and stadiums

  • Special events

If you or a loved one has been attacked and injured on commercial or public property in South Carolina, let our Columbia legal team at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC help you obtain your entitled compensation and ensure you make the best possible recovery from injury. We can investigate your accident, collect and examine evidence, negotiate with insurers, and maximize your award or settlement.

Do not wait to contact us today at (803) 359-3301 for a free case evaluation.

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security involves crimes committed on a property due to inadequate security measures. In general, business owners in South Carolina must protect customers and visitors from foreseeable dangers and risks, such as assault, theft, robbery, or even sexual assault.

Common examples of negligent security include:

  • Lack of security measure and policies

  • Inexperienced or untrained security personnel

  • Improperly maintained security systems

  • Failure to conduct background checks on security staff

  • Inadequate security cameras

  • Inadequate lighting

  • Lack of locks and barriers

  • Blocked emergency exits

  • Attacks on the property that should have been prevented by security measures

As we mentioned earlier, property owners who invite customers or visitors onto their property must take reasonable steps to keep their guests safe from known and reasonably known dangers. Our firm can assess the security measures an owner has taken, inquire about any recent criminal activity on or near the property, as well as determine if any criminal reports were filed and if any security inspections were performed.

Ready to Protect Your Rights & Best Interests Today!

If a property owner failed to take reasonable steps to secure the premises or provide adequate security, we are ready to help you hold the owner accountable for their negligent actions. Since 2004, the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC has successfully handled a wide range of premises liability cases.

Call (803) 359-3301 to discuss your case with our experienced legal team!

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