West Virginia Negligent Security & Assault Victim Lawyer


Property owners and management companies have a duty to provide a safe environment for their guests, residents and others. In many cases this means that private security protection should be offered, in addition to other safeguards. If an assault occurs on the property of another, the owner, management company and other parties may be liable for damages if their negligent conduct was responsible for the assault. It is essential to discuss your case with experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive West Virginia personal injury attorneys who have a demonstrated and successful track record. The Law Firm of Tiano O’Dell will sit down with you to discuss the circumstances of your case in a free consultation to help you understand your options and how you may choose to proceed in a personal injury lawsuit.

Property Owners Must Take Reasonable Security Precautions

There are numerous types of properties, environments, venues, events and situations that must provide reasonable security protection for residents, guests, shoppers, passers-by, visitors and in some cases, even uninvited trespassers. These properties may include:

  • Restaurants
  • Malls
  • Department stores
  • Schools of all kinds
  • Office buildings
  • College and university premises, including dorms, halls, classroom areas, athletic fields, parking areas and other areas
  • Nightclubs
  • Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Stadiums
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels
  • Bars
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Virtually all areas that are open to the public

Various Type of Security Must be Provided

Property owners owe a duty to their patrons and guests to provide adequate security. The types of security may include:

  • Security guards
  • Security teams
  • Security cameras installed throughout the premises
  • Constant, attentive surveillance by the security providers
  • Patrolling areas on foot
  • Making security presence known to potentially dangerous persons
  • Properly equipped security vehicles
  • Other types of security measures whenever appropriate
  • Areas should be have proper lighting

Complimentary Case Review for Property Assault Crime Victims by West Virginia Attorney; No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

If you are or a loved one was assaulted while you were on another’s property, you may seek compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, property damage and more. Tiano O’Dell is a successful, experienced and highly respected West Virginia law firm. In fact, firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have both been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the acclaimed American Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, they have been designated as West Virginia Super Lawyers. A Tiano O’Dell attorney will discuss your case with you and help you understand the options that are available to you. If they take your case, there will be no legal fees up front and no fees at all unless they settle with the insurance company or win in court before a jury. To schedule your free case review, contact Tiano O’Dell at 304-720-6700.

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