Chattanooga Security Negligence Attorney
Security negligence is a term used when owners of stores and shops fail to implement appropriate security measures, such as sufficient lighting in store parking lots or surveillance cameras inside and outside of the property. When owners of stores fail to provide security measures that will protect the well-being of their patrons, they may be liable to customers who are injured as a result of lack of security.
A well-known example of security negligence is a tragic incident that occurred at a Wal-Mart store over the course of a Thanksgiving weekend. During that weekend, Wal-Mart was having a massive sale, which attracted countless customers. However, the day of the sale turned fatal when customers stormed through the front doors of the store and trampled several people, including a Wal-Mart employee who died of asphyxiation. After the incident, Wal-Mart was accused of security negligence for failing to manage the crowd, failing to take protective measures and for not having enough security staff present during the sale.
Whether you visit a large retail chain, like Wal-Mart, or a small gas station, you have the right to remain protected while on the premises. When store owners fail to take appropriate security measures, they can be held liable for their negligence if their customers are injured. For this reason, store owners should always ensure that there is sufficient lighting both inside and outside of their stores, that they have functioning security cameras, and in cases where large crowds are expected and/or the store is large, that they have security staff on-site in case of an emergency.
Tennessee Security Negligence Lawyer
At the Law Firm of John Whitfield, we have helped people who have been injured as a result of security negligence. We know the laws surrounding these types of cases, as well as general Tennessee premises liability laws. This allows us to provide you with the representation and counsel you need to obtain fair compensation.
If you have been the victim of a security negligence accident, now is the time to consult with Chattanooga security negligence lawyer, John Whitfield!