Negligent Security

Houston Negligent Security Attorneys

Premises Liability Lawyers Committed to Fighting for Your Needs

Whether we go out to the movies or visit a friend’s apartment complex, we have a right to expect that the property owner will consider our safety – and take reasonable steps to ensure that we are protected from criminal activity. Unfortunately, too many property owners do not observe this basic duty to their visitors, allowing them to become victims of violent crimes.

If you or a loved one have been shot, assaulted, robbed, or otherwise violated because of lax security, you may have grounds to seek compensation through a negligent security lawsuit. At The Ammons Law Firm, our premises liability attorneys have recovered over a billion dollars for our clients in Houston and beyond. With aggressive advocacy and compassionate counsel, we can fight for your rights after you’ve endured a violent attack.

  • $82.5 Million Plant Explosion

    Ammons’ client was attempting to start a hot oil heater when the heater exploded. A day later, the man died, leaving behind a widow and three minor children.

  • $48.2 Million Workplace Injury & Wrongful Death

    The Ammons Law Firm secured settlements on behalf of families affected by a massive explosion that killed two construction workers and injured four others.

  • $37.5 Million Product Defect

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $37,500,000 on behalf of a client who was seriously injured by a defective vehicle.

  • $33 Million Tire Defect

    A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.

  • $27.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    A vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck causing a vehicle to rollover.


What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security means that a property owner has failed to uphold their legal “duty of care” to their patrons, resulting in a robbery, shooting, rape, or assault. Property owners can reduce the odds that their patrons will become a victim of a dangerous attack by installing appropriate security measures, such as security cameras or proper lighting. When there is a history of violent attacks in the area, it’s even more important for property owners to be aware of these risks – and the consequences of failing to act.

Inadequate security cases may include any of the following failures:

  • Faulty or inadequate outdoor lighting
  • Defective alarms
  • Missing or inadequate security systems
  • No security cameras
  • Faulty gates and doors
  • Inaccessible emergency exits
  • Missing emergency call stations
  • Broken or missing locks
  • Faulty or inadequate lighting in hallways and entrances
  • No security guards or on-site security staff (when needed)

Of course, not all property owners are required to take the same security measures. While some establishments may only need basic security measures, others may need additional resources to keep their patrons safe. Key examples include nightclubs and late-night transportation services.

Some other properties where owners have a clear responsibility to protect patrons and invitees:

  • Public parking garages
  • Theme parks
  • Apartment complexes
  • Malls
  • Concert and entertainment venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Parks, libraries, and recreational facilities
  • Nightclubs and bars
  • Public transportation (buses, subways, light rails)

For more information about how we can help, call (281) 801-5617 for a free consultation with our experienced team.

Who Is Liable for Negligent Security Injuries?

After surviving a violent attack such as a sexual assault or mass shooting, you will likely be dealing with intense psychological trauma for a long time to come. It may become difficult for you to even visit new places, for fear that your safety and security will be violated once again. Whether you sustain life-threatening injuries or not, these wounds may take many years to heal and necessitate long-term assistance from health professionals.

By holding the right party liable for these serious losses, you may be able to regain some measure of confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you have the financial resources to move forward from the attack. However, determining – and proving – liability in a negligent security case can be difficult. Although the criminal is primarily responsible for your injuries, there could be many different parties who failed to consider your safety.

Common parties in a negligent security lawsuit:

  • The property owner
  • The property manager or operator
  • Security professionals
  • Security contractors or service providers
  • Third parties

When you call The Ammons Law Firm, our team of experienced negligent security lawyers will help you determine whether you have a case. By carefully investigating your side of the story, reviewing security issues at the property, and relying on our extensive legal knowledge, we can help you make sense of what happened and seek compensation (if appropriate).

Don’t hesitate to contact our Houston legal team today if you’ve been the victim of a violent attack on someone’s property. Call (281) 801-5617 or contact us online.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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