Negligent Security

Scranton, Pennsylvania Negligent Security Law Firm


All private property owners have a duty to provide a minimum level of safety and security for their visitors. This duty includes taking certain actions to protect visitors from criminal acts such as:

  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Murder
  • Other Violent Crimes

In Pennsylvania, if negligent security measures lead to the physical injury or wrongful death of visitors, the owner, manager, and occupier of the property may be held legally liable.

If you received physical injuries as a result of a criminal attack on someone else’s property, you may have a “premises liability claim.” If this has happened to you, call Caputo & Mariotti’s attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE Consultation. We are here to serve you, and we represent victims from all areas of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Most negligent security cases happen in high-traffic areas that attract a high amount of criminal activity. Areas where negligent security often happens include:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • College campuses
  • Retail stores
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Parking lots
  • Nightclubs
  • Apartment buildings

Typically, the criminal act is not the first one to happen on the property. A negligent security claim comes into play when a property-owning individual or organization failed to take proper security precautions, despite awareness of a history of criminal activity on the property.

Common charges property owners or businesses face include:

  • Failing to hire adequately trained security guards
  • Failing to install proper lighting
  • Failing to install proper locks on doors and gates
  • Failing to secure entrances
  • Failing to install alarm systems
  • Failing to install security cameras

Failing to take certain security precautions is just one of many negligent security claims that can be made. Property owners can also be held liable for the careless hiring, retention, and inadequate training of staff. Untrained staff are often no different than no personnel at all.

If you or your loved one may have been the victim of crime or physical injury resulting from negligent security, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Call Caputo & Mariotti’s personal injury attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE Consultation.

We will help you explore your legal options. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing until we help you receive monetary compensation. Don’t hesitate! The statute of limitations may run out soon on your claim!

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