Negligent Security in Kentucky
Louisville, KY Personal Injury LawyerProperty owners are legally required to keep others entering upon a premises free from harm. If a property owner fails to implement adequate measures to keep a visitor safe from harm, and the visitor is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable under a theory known as negligent security.
Workplace Safety and Negligent Security in KentuckySome studies have concluded that violence in the workplace costs businesses in the United billions of dollars every year. Additionally, almost 2,000,000 violent crimes occur in the workplace every year. Many of those crimes are assaults. However, a significant number of workplace crimes involve serious crimes, such as rape, robbery, and murder. If an employer knows that an employee is at risk for intentionally harming others, but fails to take any action, the employer may be held liable for civil damages under a negligent security theory.
Types of Kentucky Negligent Security ClaimsNegligent security claims in Kentucky are often factually complex, and involve a variety of legal issues. Some common negligent security claims may involve:
- Negligently hiring security guards with a past history of violence;
- Forced entry into a building or property;
- Inadequate surveillance of parking lots;
- Insufficient lighting;
- Substandard hotel security;
- Attacks in elevators, stairwells, and other closed areas where patrons may be vulnerable;
- Failing to provide college students appropriate security on campus, and in dorm rooms;
- Failing to provide bank customers adequate security at an ATM kiosk;
- Negligent security at amusement parks; and
- Negligent security at sports arenas and stadiums.