When a property owner or a party in control of a property fails to provide security to make the property safe, the owner/occupier can be held responsible and legally liable for inadequate security
The horrific tragedy in Surfside, Florida put a spotlight on recognizing the liability that can incurred by multiple parties whether involved actively or passively in the maintenance and safety of a building. Unfortunately, a building collapse is an extreme case of liability to the condo association, the contractors and even the condo owners who may have voted not to pay for certain repairs. However, other examples of liability that all parties could potentially be responsible for is and are not limited to:
- Assault or an attack on a person in a building parking lot due to poor lighting and safety parameters
- Slip & fall in a building lobby due to improper maintenance of surfaces
- Drowning at a pool due to not having a lifeguard on duty or improper safety gates to prevent small children from falling into the pool
Many tragic deaths and serious injuries could be avoided if management companies took on more responsibility and initiative in the safety of its tenants and guests.
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In any situation, Swartz & Swartz, P.C. is dedicated to helping clients who are the victims of negligent security pursue legal action so they can be fairly compensated. We are committed to ensuring that the victims of negligent security are compensated for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to negligent security measures and would like to speak with a premises liability litigation attorney, contact the law office of Swartz and Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.
Our premises liability attorneys are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.
Joseph A Swartz is an accomplished trial attorney with over 35 years of experience litigating cases in New England and around the country focusing in the areas of personal injury, including but not limited to wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, brain injury, dram shop (liquor) liability, automobile liability and premises liability.
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