Inadequate & Negligent Security Conditions in Convenience Stores

December 18, 2019 | Ed Bernstein
Inadequate & Negligent Security Conditions in Convenience Stores

Have you been the victim of a crime due to negligent security conditions?

You may be aware that you can sue a business or property owner if you have been injured on their property due to unsafe conditions that led to the accident or injury but, did you know that you can also file a liability lawsuit for inadequate or negligent convenience store security? For instance, if you were assaulted, injured, or shot in the parking lot or inside of a convenience store because it was poorly lit or lacked security cameras, you might have a legitimate premises liability claim.   Primary factors involved in a negligent security case:
  • The property owner had a responsibility to ensure the premises were equipped with adequate security measures. 
  • The property owner did not take reasonable actions to ensure proper security measures.
  • The property owner’s failure to do so resulted in injury or damage to the victim.
What is inadequate or negligent security? Negligent security is a form of premises liability that deals with civil compensation for victims of crimes and violent acts. It is the process through which an individual injured by a third party tries to hold liable the owner or tenant of the property where a criminal injury is inflicted.  Why do negligent security cases happen?  Convenience stores and other retail establishments that keep cash on hand and have a steady flow of customers in the parking lot may become targets for robbers, thieves, and other criminals if the proper security measures and precautions are not in place. Adequate security can depend on the type of establishment and its location. What is adequate for one type of location might be negligent and inadequate for another. However, when it comes to locations like convenience stores, the following security measures are necessities to keep visitors safe:
  • Adequately lit parking lots
  • A silent alarm to alert authorities in the event of an emergency
  • Security cameras
  • A visible sign stating large amounts of cash are not kept in the register
  • Fences and other security hardware
Why should you talk to a personal injury lawyer about your injury caused by inadequate security? If you or a loved one has been injured, robbed, shot, or otherwise harmed during an attempted robbery due to inadequate security precautions, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. You can bring a negligent security lawsuit based on the responsibility of the landowners and managers of property to provide adequate security measures and protect lawful visitors from the potential crimes of third parties. Negligent security assumes that the crime or injury could have been prevented or at least made less likely by using appropriate security precautions. In addition, the responsibility to provide adequate security may be extended to any of the following:
  • Property managers
  • Business owners
  • Homeowners
  • Landlords
  • Security personnel
Call the law offices of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates right away to understand whether you have a case and how to move forward, as you may have a limited amount of time to file your personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit in a timely fashion, you could lose your right to the compensation that you deserve. Such compensation may help pay for medical treatment, lost wages, travel expenses related to treatment, medications, surgery, and the pain and suffering caused by these types of crimes due to inadequate security. Edward M. Bernstein is the personal injury lawyer that will fight to help you recover the money you deserve. What makes inadequate and negligent security personal injury cases and lawsuits challenging?  You should not attempt to file a premises liability lawsuit or personal injury case due to negligent security on your own because of the challenges these cases can present. One of the biggest challenges is determining who to bring the case against. Once determined, it can also be difficult to show that the defendant breached their duty to provide reasonable security and you were harmed because of the criminal’s acts that were reasonably foreseeable to the defendant. You should not have to deal with the added stress of putting together a lawsuit while recovering from your injuries on your own. The lawyers at Edward M. Bernstein & Associates will help you with every aspect of your claim. What should you look for in an attorney? When dealing with a lawsuit for inadequate or negligent security in Las Vegas, look for an experienced injury attorney like those at Edward M. Bernstein & Associates. Cases like these can be challenging and working with someone who knows what to do and has a proven track record of results is the key to success. Edward M. Bernstein & Associates is dedicated to fighting for all of your legal rights to the end. Conclusion When you need help from an experienced personal injury attorney in Southern Nevada for your premises liability lawsuit due to negligent security, call Ed! The attorneys at Edward M. Bernstein & Associates are here to help you. We have the experience and expertise to win these cases. Call 702-389-8862 now to schedule your free consultation with our office.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.