Victim Of Negligent Security?

Violent crimes don't take place in a vacuum. They often occur in dark, isolated environments where victims are most vulnerable.

Business and property owners have a responsibility to protect their guests by implementing reasonable security measures. If they fail to do so, they may be legally liable when innocent parties are attacked on the property. Common security lapses include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defective alarm systems
  • Broken windows or locks
  • Lack of security guards

Unfortunately, there's no black-and-white test for determining which security measures are reasonably necessary. Much depends on the circumstances. As a result, it's essential to work with a lawyer who understands this area of law.

You May Be Entitled To Compensation

If you or a loved one was a victim of a crime that could have been prevented had the right security measures been in place, you may have a negligent security claim. These claims often involve assault, robbery, sexual assault or homicide in areas such as:

  • Parking lots and garages
  • Hotels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Shopping malls
  • Banks and ATMs

After such a tragedy, you deserve a full explanation of your legal options. At The Bratton Firm, we can assess your rights and options for pursuing compensation.

Backed by more than 30 years of personal injury experience — and the highest level of credentialing available in this field — our board-certified attorney* knows what to look for in these cases. He understands the nuances of Texas law regarding negligent security. Together with our highly trained legal team, he will invest the legwork upfront to conduct a thorough investigation of the evidence and identify which parties may be legally responsible for the harm you have suffered.

Discuss Your Options During A Free Consultation

To speak with attorney R. Louis Bratton about your situation, please call our office in Austin at 512-477-8772. We also have an office in Port O'Connor. Se habla español.

*Mr. Bratton is a certified specialist in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.