Category Archives: Negligent Security
Can a Property Owner Be Liable for Negligent Security?
As a renter, you have the right to a reasonable amount of security on the property you have rented. You should also expect to be safe on the property of a business you are frequenting. If there was a criminal act on a business property or within or on a property you have been… Read More »
Does a Maryland Parking Lot Shooting Qualify as Negligent Security?
A man from Chillum, Maryland, faces criminal charges after shooting and killing a man in a supermarket parking lot, according to an article by WTOP. This shooting occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 14th. When law enforcement arrived at the 5600 block of Sargent Road, they found a 33-year-old victim with multiple… Read More »
Maryland Court Reviews Negligent Security Claim from Super Bowl Parade
A Maryland appellate court recently reviewed a negligent security claim stemming from the Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 Super Bowl parade, according to this decision from the Court of Special Appeals. The appellate court found sufficient evidence to order further legal proceedings in this case. In order to grasp the implications of this case, it will… Read More »
What is the Meaning of Negligent Security in Maryland?
Negligent security is a legal doctrine under Maryland law that allows a victim to sue a property owner for criminal activities occurring on the premises. An offshoot of premises liability, negligent security extends the duties of property owners to include foreseeable criminal activities. If the property owner does not provide adequate security measures to… Read More »
Exploring Negligent Security Claims in Maryland
Negligent security is a facet of personal injury law that addresses liability for criminal conduct on commercial properties. Essentially, the law requires commercial property owners to keep their premises in a well-maintained and safe condition. When there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of criminal activity on a commercial property, owners must enact adequate security… Read More »
Contributory Negligence in Maryland Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases
Today’s blog entry will examine the role of contributory negligence in Maryland premises liability and negligent security cases. Before diving into the specifics of contributory negligence, however, it will be helpful to review some basics on premises liability and negligent security. What is Premises Liability? Premises liability governs the relationship between property owners and… Read More »
Timeline of a Slip and Fall Settlement in Maryland
The term “slip and fall” is a common description for a certain type of personal injury claim in Maryland. Referred to legally as premises liability, this doctrine imposes a duty upon property owners to maintain their property in a safe condition. If a visitor slips and falls on the property — or otherwise sustains… Read More »
Proving a Claim of Negligent Security in Maryland
Negligent security is a legal doctrine that exists under the umbrella of Maryland personal injury law. A variation of premises liability, negligent security provides certain victims with a legal cause of action. If a business or property owner failed to address a risk of dangerous criminal conduct – such as assault and battery or… Read More »
Psychiatric Hospital Faces Civil Action for Negligent Security
A psychiatric hospital faces a civil lawsuit for negligent security after a teenage female patient was raped on the premises by another patient, as reported by the Associated Press. The psychiatric hospital was treating the 16-year-old female patient for harm and emotional distress sustained as a crime victim of sexual assault. According to police… Read More »
Explaining Premises Liability and Negligent Security in Maryland
Today we will explore two important topics in Maryland personal injury law – premises liability and negligent security. In both cases, we will explore the legal conditions under which the owner or tenant of a property is responsible for injury or wrongful death that occurs on their property. What is the Maryland Approach to… Read More »