Huntington Beach Negligent Security Lawyer

Huntington Beach Negligent Security Attorney

Property owners with knowledge of prior crimes on their property should improve security measures to prevent future incidents. Failure to improve these measures can result in liability for future injuries on their property. Property owners must learn from past incidents and proactively prevent future crimes. If you sustain injuries after a property owner fails to do their duty, a Huntington Beach negligent security lawyer can help.

It can be seen as reckless to fail to change security measures when your nightclub has a frequent history of battery, assault, or robbery. For instance, if a parking lot has a history of pickpocketing incidents but fails to add security cameras or increase security patrols, a court can find them liable for harm to a patron who was targeted by a pickpocketer.

Huntington Beach Negligent Security Lawyer

Contact a Huntington Beach Negligent Security Lawyer for Help With a Claim

The attorneys at Easton & Easton, LLP, have many years of experience with a wide variety of personal injury claims, including those arising from negligent security. We can fight for your rights by demanding payment from guilty property owners. We investigate skillfully, negotiate effectively, and, if need be, can try your case in court.

Absence of Security Guards

Properties with a history of violence or crime should have security guards patrolling, especially during late hours or peak times. Casinos with large sums of money, jewelry stores with high-value merchandise, or bars with a history of unruly patrons can benefit from a visible security presence. Despite the costs associated with hiring guards or other personnel, maintaining a safe environment for patrons should be essential.

Inadequate Training of Security Personnel

While some managers hire security guards, the individuals they find can lack proper training in necessary skills, like de-escalation tactics, crowd control, or emergency response. These people can end up unable to handle dangerous situations effectively. Security guards should receive training to identify potential threats, diffuse any tense situation, and respond appropriately when necessary.

An inexperienced or poorly trained guard can become overwhelmed in the most needed situations and fail to do their job. These critical situations can be prime times when patrons or bystanders sustain injuries.

Insufficient Staff During Large Events

Large gatherings can require proper personnel to maintain order and prevent potential criminal activity. Concerts, sporting events, or conventions can draw large crowds that can turn chaotic quickly. When these situations get out of control, opportunities for theft, assault, and other crimes can rise. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that there is adequate staff to handle crowds before chaos ensues. They must also ensure the safety of their patrons when things get out of control.

Recovering Compensation in Negligent Security Cases

A crime from negligent security measures in Huntington Beach can cause turmoil in your life. You might have compounding medical expenses, lost wages that seriously affect your financial stability, and emotional trauma that goes beyond what happened on that day.

Being hurt due to a property owner’s failure to provide reasonable security provisions is bad enough, and you should not have to deal with the aftermath alone. A Huntington Beach personal injury attorney from Easton & Easton, LLP, can help you obtain maximum compensation.

Our team can collaborate with medical professionals to gather treatment records documenting past and present medical expenses as well as any anticipated medical costs. Additionally, we can document the loss of income due to your inability to work or your diminished earning capacity, for which you can also receive compensation.


Q: How Much Does It Cost to Sue Someone in California?

A: How much it costs to sue someone in California depends on several factors, such as your case’s complexity, attorney fees, and court filing fees. Some personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, requiring the plaintiff to pay the attorney a percentage of their case winnings. This fee type can mean that if your attorney loses your case, they do not receive payment, resulting in attorneys fighting hard to pursue maximum compensation.

Q: What Is Not Required to Prove Negligence?

A: There are many elements that are not required to prove negligence, but one of the most important is that the property owner intended harm. This aspect can mean that, even if the property owner did not know that their actions would result in your injuries, they could still be liable.

The key elements to prove are that the owner failed to provide reasonable measures and that their failures directly resulted in your injuries.

Q: What Type of Behavior Constitutes Negligence?

A: Examples of behavior constituting negligence include failing to:

  • Provide adequate security measures based on the foreseeable crime rate in the area.
  • Properly maintain or keep existing security measures.
  • Have well-trained security personnel on-site.
  • Improve measures after prior criminal activity has occurred on the property.

Q: How Do You Prove Emotional Distress Damages in California?

A: Proving emotional distress damages in California takes a skilled, negligent security attorney. Although courts can recognize emotional distress, it takes a wealth of evidence to properly show how it was experienced. This evidence can include:

  • Medical records from a therapist that document your emotional state
  • Testimony from friends and family about changes in your mood since the incident
  • Daily journals detailing your emotional struggles

Do Not Seek Compensation Alone in Huntington Beach

Negligent security claims can be difficult to navigate and often have unforeseen obstacles. When you believe that your claim is fully ready to expose the negligent property owner, an unexpected problem can wreck any peace you had about your case. Attempting legal action against a property manager or owner can be unwise and costly.

Many people believe that they will save money by not hiring an attorney, but, in actuality, retaining an attorney can increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation, granting you much more than the cost of your attorney.

At Easton & Easton, LLP, our team has practiced extensively on cases relating to negligent security. Make the wise decision by contacting our firm when you need help with a claim arising from a negligent security incident in Huntington Beach. Schedule a consultation today to start working on your case with us.

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