It happened so swiftly and unexpectedly as you walked in a parking ramp toward your car. You had little time to react to an attack that left you bloodied and broken, lying on the ground and without your wallet.
An assailant hiding in the shadows swooped in and changed your life forever. What may have prevented this? Better security standards. Your injuries were due to the negligent security of the property owner who failed to protect you.
Property owners and landlords have the responsibility to protect anyone who visits their premises whether it is a parking ramp, parking lot, apartment complex, office building, retail store or restaurant. They must have safeguards in place.
The following issues play significant roles in negligent security situations:
Property owners and landlords must do everything they can to provide a safe and secure environment for any visitor.
A violent attack and robbery may haunt victims for the rest of their lives. The feelings of anger and helplessness may set in deeper when they discover that negligent security contributed to the attack. Remain alert to your surroundings. If you have concerns, raise them loudly with property owners.