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Kentucky Negligent Security Attorneys

Help when you’re assaulted or harmed due to inadequate building security in Lexington & Louisville

Property and business owners have a duty to their customers and guests to keep their environment safe. This includes taking measures to mitigate the risk of harm and assault. However, when owners fail to do so, people can suffer attacks, assaults, robberies, or worse. If this happened to you or someone you love, it’s important to hold the right people responsible – not just your attacker, but the people who allowed the crime to occur.

The Kentucky attorneys at Wilt & Associates, PLLC understand the ins and outs of negligent security claims. We investigate your case, determine the circumstances the led to your assault, and represent your best interests throughout the legal process. When you’re ready to file a claim for the compensation to which you’re entitled, we’re ready to fight for you. Contact us in Lexington or Louisville today.

What is a negligent security claim?

Negligent security claims fall under Kentucky premises liability law. The theory of premises liability maintains that owners can be held liable for injuries or harm visitors and guests sustain on their property when they fail to maintain safe conditions. In addition to injuries like slip-and-falls, this includes assaults and attacks as well.

Just like any other premises liability claim, our attorneys work to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care to keep you safe. First, we show that a dangerous situation existed (for example, a lack of security lighting). Then, we show that the property owner was aware of this condition – or should have reasonably known – and failed to do anything about it. Lastly, we show that this dangerous condition led directly to the harm and injuries you suffered.

What are some examples of Kentucky negligent security?

Negligent or inadequate security can be an issue just about anywhere. However, it tends to happen more in certain types of places, including:

  • Nightclubs and bars
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Hotels and motels
  • Stairwells and elevators
  • Amusement parks
  • ATM kiosks
  • Nursing homes or hospitals
  • Apartments and condos
  • Shops and malls
  • School campuses and colleges

Some of the many reasons attacks and assaults can occur include:

  • Lack of or improperly trained security guards
  • Failure to run a background check
  • Lack of doormen
  • Lack of or broken security cameras
  • Unmonitored security cameras
  • Lack of proper lighting
  • Lack of metal detectors
  • Failure to screen for detectors
  • Failure to restrict access to property
  • Broken/weak locks

The Kentucky attorneys at Wilt & Associates can investigate the circumstances of your assault to determine exactly what led to the incident and who should be held liable.

What are the consequences of negligent security?

When a property owner fails to maintain a safe environment or premises for guests, visitors, and residents, and someone suffers harm, it’s important the right parties are held responsible. In cases of physical assault, the attacker will be prosecuted by the state of Kentucky. However, if the owner of the premises didn’t provide reasonable protective measures against these types of assaults, they can also be held liable.

Crimes most likely to occur in negligent security cases include physical assaults, sexual assaults, robberies, and homicides; i.e., wrongful death.

How can your Kentucky negligent security attorneys help?

When you work with the personal injury attorneys at Wilt & Associates, we investigate the incident and demonstrate that your attack or assault was foreseeable and the property owner should have put the appropriate safety measures in place. We do so by:

  • Collecting and filing the appropriate documents
  • Interview witnesses
  • Analyze crime rates and other similar incidents in the area
  • Interview experts regarding the security of the premises in question
  • Work to negotiate a fair settlement
  • Represent you in court if necessary

Our lawyers always represent your best interests, but never make any decisions without your input and consent. We’re happy to discuss details in a free and personal consultation.

What is the value of my Kentucky negligent security claim?

The attorneys at Wilt & Associates ensure you get the most of your claim by ensuring we account for all the ways the harm you endured has affected – and continues to affect – your life. Some of the damages we work to secure include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Psychological counseling
  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

We ensure every loss is accounted for when we calculate the value of your claim in order to maximize the value of your settlement.

Do you have a negligent security attorney near me?

Wilt & Associates has offices in Louisville and Lexington:

Louisville Office

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite A
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: 502-253-9110

Lexington Office

196 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 1
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 502-461-1481

If you are too injured to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits when necessary.

Dedicated Louisville and Lexington negligent security lawyers

If you or someone you love suffered harm or assault because of negligent security in Kentucky, talk to the attorneys at Wilt & Associates for experienced representation. Our attorneys are well-versed in premises liability cases and are ready to help you secure compensation for your losses and damages today. To schedule a free personal consultation, call 502-253-9110 or fill out our contact form. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.