Premises Liability

Property owners owe a duty to their invitees (usually, people who are on the premises to conduct business) and licensees (friends, relatives and social guests) to safely maintain the premises and to provide adequate security to protect their visitors from criminal acts. Areas should be well lit, security cameras should be installed, security guards should keep a watchful eye on guests and other reasonable protective measures should be taken. If an injury, assault or death occurs due to dangerous property conditions or inadequate security, the injured party or survivors of the deceased may seek compensation from the property owner.