Las Vegas Negligent Security Lawyer

Las Vegas Negligent Security Attorney

If you were the victim of a crime on someone else’s property because of a lack of appropriate security measures, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses. Inadequate security at a Las Vegas apartment, hotel, shopping center, or other space where you should receive protection from crime can lead to avoidable criminal activity, and property owners should know this. Criminal action against you is not your fault, and a Las Vegas negligent security lawyer can help you prove it.

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When a Property Owner Fails to Keep You Safe

Las Vegas property owners have a legal duty to provide reasonable security measures for visitors. Reasonable, in this circumstance, means security measures that fit the situation. While there is no requirement to have a full-fledged security detail for a corner store or parking lot, property owners must provide enough appropriate security to deter crime in areas where patrons will occupy. The duty for reasonable security measures extends to various locations, including:

Casinos and Hotels

Las Vegas is a major tourist destination and one of the most popular attractions in the United States. With millions of people flocking to the city each year, many need a place to stay and choose casinos and hotels. These businesses offer accommodation to tourists, so they are highly responsible for providing security for their guests.

Appropriate security for these establishments can include security guards to patrol the property, well-lit parking areas, secure key cards for accessing rooms, and well-monitored security cameras for elevators, hallways, and trafficked areas.

Shopping Malls and Restaurants

With the high number of tourists, there is a need for places to shop and eat. Shopping malls and restaurants should also have measures to deter crime and protect unsuspecting patrons. This can mean having security personnel during peak and less-frequented hours, proper lighting for parking lots and walkways, and well-maintained security features on commonly operated entry and exit doors.

Bars and Nightclubs

Bars and nightclubs can be high-risk environments, often mixing visitors and residents. Owners of these establishments should account for dangerous possibilities, like overcrowding, intoxication, and assault. Hiring bouncers, security guards, and other individuals trained in de-escalation tactics can resolve problems before they become serious.

Additionally, bars and nightclubs should have proper ID-checking procedures at the door, systems for monitoring safety in the building, and easily accessible ways to report incidents.

Apartment Complexes and Parking Lots

While many people walking the Las Vegas streets at any given time can be visitors, the city has an ample number of residents living in this area for school or work. The places where these people live and relax should be maintained and secured like anywhere a tourist might go. Landlords and property management companies must provide a safe living environment for tenants. When someone uses their hard-earned money to pay for a place to live, it should have protection.

In these cases, appropriate security can include secure building entry through key fobs or codes, functioning security cameras in hallways and around the property perimeter, and on-call personnel to handle any issues that could arise. If these residents sustain injuries, they deserve compensation.

Examples of Inadequate Security

If a property owner fails to uphold their security obligations, leading to your injuries, you can have a strong negligent security case and receive compensation. Examples of security failures that can lead to a claim include:

Malfunctioning Security Cameras or Lighting

While many property owners put up security cameras and lighting, some fail to maintain these measures, and a few even buy them for show instead of turning them on. Inoperable devices in parking garages, stairwells, or building entrances can create blind spots, leaving room for criminal activity. People committing crimes are more likely to target dark areas or places where their actions can be undetectable by surveillance.

For example, a malfunctioning security camera in an unlit garage can allow a carjacker to steal a car unnoticed. The property owner can miss their opportunity to catch or deter individuals like these by failing to use or maintain their equipment.

Faulty Security Alarms

While some believe that the presence of security alarms can deter crime, even when they do not work, it can be unwise to assume that faulty systems will work this way forever. Non-functioning or unmonitored security alarms can cease to fool criminals once they figure it out. Once a property owner realizes that someone who committed a crime knew that the security alarms were faulty, it is often too late.

In an ideal scenario, a triggered security alarm should blare to scare away criminals while sending immediate signals to nearby security guards or monitoring stations. These cases can end with prompt responses from local authorities. However, in cases with a faulty alarm system, the individual can commit their crime undetected without anyone around to protect an unsuspecting victim.

Broken Security Gates

Many people seeking to commit crimes can have the patience to scope out a place for days before they move. Security fences and gates are intended to create a controlled environment by restricting entry to uninvited individuals. When broken or poorly maintained security gates allow unauthorized access to a property, everyone legally present can be in danger. Trespassers can quickly increase the risk of theft, vandalism, property damage, or assault.

Broken Locks or Other Entry Hardware

Some property owners ignore complaints about broken locks on apartment doors, malfunctioning keycard access systems, or inoperable closures on public restrooms. When left unchecked, these circumstances can create easy access points for criminals. Property managers are responsible for responding quickly and efficiently when alerted about these fixable situations instead of ignoring opportunities to deter crime.

A broken or easy-to-bypass lock on an apartment door can leave a resident’s home vulnerable to burglary and helpless against assault. An assault can lead to a tragic injury for the victim.


Q: What Is the Contributory Negligence Rule?

A: Contributory negligence rules dictate that people who contributed to their accident’s cause have no right or a reduced right to compensation for damages from another party. When many states employed this rule in the past, a case could occur where a defendant could prove even the slightest fault from the plaintiff and have no requirement to pay the defendant, even if the plaintiff’s injuries were severe and caused mainly by the defendant.

Now, many states employ a comparative negligence rule instead. Compensation is based on a percentage of fault, which determines how much a defendant should pay.

Q: What Is Negligence Cause of Action in Nevada?

A: Negligence cause of action in Nevada allows a party to seek retribution after an entity negligently fails to do its duty. In a personal injury case that is based on these grounds, you would need to prove that:

  1. The property owner had a legal duty of care.
  2. They breached their duty of care.
  3. They caused your injuries because they breached that duty.
  4. These injuries resulted in damages.

Q: What Is Negligence per Se in Nevada?

A: Negligence per se in Nevada applies when an entity violates a statute or safety regulation, resulting in someone’s injury. For instance, if you trip and fall in the darkness of a parking garage with dim and not-up-to-code lighting, this could be a case of negligence per se.

However, the existence of a violation alone does not equal a successful case. An attorney must demonstrate how the violation directly led to your injury.

Q: Is Nevada a Pure Comparative Negligence State?

A: Nevada is not a pure comparative negligence state; it is a modified comparative negligence state. With pure comparative negligence law, both sides of a legal argument can claim negligence regardless of their share of the fault. Even if someone is primarily responsible for an accident, they can file damages for the percentage of the accident that they did not cause.

In a modified comparative negligence state like Nevada, you can only claim damages if you have less than the legal threshold of fault.

Help During the Aftermath of Your Incident

Fear and confusion can become overbearing after the crime. You may be hesitant to seek help because you do not know the legal process and what it would financially cost to seek compensation. At Easton & Easton, LLP, we believe that negligent property owners should face repercussions. We think that financial worries should not make justice elusive. That is why we offer an initial consultation: to discuss your case and give you legal options.

During our discussion, we can listen to your story, examine its details, and explain the legal direction to take from there. We can also answer any questions about the legal procedure and any potential concerns you might have.

Contact Us for Your Las Vegas Claim

We understand the hardships you can face after an injury caused by negligent security. We want to help you take note of each way your life has changed since your injury and seek compensation for every aspect. Our negligent security attorneys in Las Vegas have what it takes to recover maximum damages for your case. When you need help in your Las Vegas case, contact Easton & Easton, LLP, to schedule a consultation.

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