If you have been injured or hurt due to public and private property owners being negligent in their security measures you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Victims that have been injured, sexually or physically harassed, assaulted or robbed on someone else’s property may be about to file a claim against the offending party or company. Unfortunately, there are a lot of grey areas when it comes to this type of lawsuit. That is why it is imperative to contact a personal injury lawyer soon after the event has occurred. The Law Offices of David Azizi offer free consultation at the number 800-991-5292.

Businesses in the state of California have the responsibility to protect their employees and clients at all times. Any business that is negligent in this type of security can be held liable for the actions that occur. This can include but is not limited to burglary and third party criminal acts. If you feel as if there has been security negligence it is best to contact legal representation as soon as possible.

When to Contact a Security Negligence Lawyer
Details Related to Negligent Security
Lack of Security at 24 Hour Retail Stores
Whole Foods Aggressive Security Guard Case
WalMart Security in Parking Lots and in the Store
2015 Potential Negligent Security Concerns in Los Angeles

When to Contact a Security Negligence Law Firm

There are many reasons to contact a lawyer or attorney as it relates to security negligence. Here are a few of the more common occurrences:

  • Poor lighting in a public parking lot
  • Forceful attacks in a stairwell
  • Forced entry at a hotel or motel
  • Inadequate college campus or dorm security
  • Refusal to hire a security guard
  • Negligent hospital, night club or bar security
  • Sexual attacks in an elevator or stairwell

There is a tremendous amount of mental and physical trauma caused by incidents that relate to negligent security. Rather than allowing this issue to build it is best to contact legal representation which is most often a personal injury lawyer. This expertise will help you seek the compensation for the negligence of the business or private property.

Details an Injury Lawyer Needs

As mentioned earlier, the details of a security negligence case can be very grey. Fortunately, the staff at the Law Offices of David Azizi can help you better understand how to handle the situation. No fee will be charged until their is a settlement in your favor. The lawyers will complete due diligence and homework to defend your case. They will seek witness accounts, police reports and other useful resources that can help build a strong case.

The Law Offices of David Azizi will thoroughly review the case to make certain proper compensation is recovered. By waiting several weeks or months to contact a personal injury lawyer it may be the details of the event(s) are not as clear. This is a good reason to contact David Azizi today at 800-991-5292.

Lack of Security at 24 Hour Retail Stores

In the retail industry, especially in the pharmacy world, companies want to keep their stores open 24 hours to help the customers in a time of need. Unfortunately, sickness does not work on a business schedule. Many people have woken up in the middle of the night needing some type of headache or antacid medicine. Rather than having to battle through the night most would like to make the purchase at that particular moment. Walgreens, CVS, WalMart and many grocery stores with pharmacies have tried to accommodate their customers.

Unfortunately, after midnight is when many crimes and unwarranted actions happen. Those that have the desire to act in an unacceptable way do not to it in broad daylight in fear of getting caught. They would rather wait until the middle of the night when most successful men and women are asleep. This means security is at its utmost importance during the wee hours of the morning. Retailers have to decide if they are willing to pay a security guard during the overnight shift. The concern is that security guards cost a lot more on overnights. It is often time and a half and sometimes overtime because most police officers understand the risks of being out late at night.

When entering a retail establishment at 2:30 am in the morning most customers will notice there is not much going on. There are usually only one or two employees in the store and it is sometimes the case that these employees are not even manning the cash registers. If a customer is attacked and suffers a personal injury at a retail establishment when a security guard should have been on duty the retailer can be held liable for not protecting their customers and/or employees.

Whole Foods Aggressive Security Guard Case

A case we recently won at the Law Offices of David Azizi was related to a security guard at the Whole Foods Market. Anyone that has shopped at Whole Foods knows there are flowers and sometimes plants outside at affordable prices. During the Valentine’s Day time of year men can purchase roses at much lower prices than at a boutique florist. Our client was shopping at Whole Foods and had a basket full of items when she decided to go outside. She did not want to pay for her groceries and then have to pay for the plants and flowers she purchased as it would be easier for her to make one larger purchase.

As she walked outside with her basket full of groceries she was approached by a man telling her that she needed to come back in the store with her items that had not been purchased. This man was not wearing security guard clothing or a badge so she was uncertain if he was employed by Whole Foods. The individual started to get combative with our client. Instead of handling the situation with ease he handled it with force. This is not a situation that is limited to just the Whole Foods Market stores around the Los Angeles area.

If you have been in a situation in which a security guard or police officer was forceful with you for unacceptable reasons please feel free to contact the Law Offices of David Azizi. We will be more than happy to help explain your options at the present time. The phone call is free and you won’t pay the Law Firm until maximum compensation has been recovered for your personal injuries.

WalMart Security in Parking Lots and in the Store

There has been much talk about the security issues in WalMart parking lots and within WalMart stores. As a company, WalMart has the duty and obligation to keep their customers and employees safe during shopping hours. In some of the more low income areas of San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento WalMart is unwilling to allow stores to be open 24 hours because of security issues. This is not limited to just WalMart. Pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS have to determine if they can keep a specific location open 24 hours.

Shoppers should not feel at risk when they walk into any retail experience. WalMart has had several documentaries that depict the injuries and unsafe environments in and around stores throughout the state of California and the United States. While most people would simply not visit a WalMart store late at night there are some situations in which a shopper has no choice. If a mother needs medicine for her child she cannot wait until the next morning. If an individual needs something right now they are going to hop in their car and drive to WalMart to pick it up.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will discuss the obligations of retailers when it comes to in the store and in the parking lot of the store. This has been a hot topic and we hope to answer any and all questions through some YouTube Hangout on Air videos.

Potential Negligent Security Concerns in Los Angeles

Many private and publicly traded companies will look at their balance sheets to determine what they can do to make more bottom line profits. Unfortunately, some businesses are willing to cut corners in certain areas that could cause major concerns for patrons or customers. Most shoppers have been to a retail location in which there aren’t enough cashiers or managers on duty. We can accept that as we simply have to wait a little bit longer to pay for Christmas presents or gifts. If a retail establishment has cut hours for security guards it is a much larger safety hazard.

When the common American thinks about personal injury they often think about car accidents. While David Azizi is well know as one of the best Los Angeles car accident lawyers he is fully aware of the fact that not all injuries happen behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle. The Law Offices of David Azizi has several lawyers and attorneys with over a decade of experience representing those that have suffered injuries due the the negligent of a security officer or the premises that should have properly employed a security guard during potentially dangerous hours of operation.

With more and more retailers going to extended hours in 2015 it will not be uncommon to see WalMart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and other drug stores open until midnight or possibly 24 hours. There are certain parts of Los Angeles that are very dangerous after the 11:00 or midnight hour. This does not mean a mother nursing her sick child should feel at danger when going to a Walgreens or CVS to pick up prescription medicine. A large majority of retailers have the proper security guards employed but it is not always the case that these “employees” are performing their duty.

David Azizi Is Here to Help You

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a security guard or due to the lack of a security office please feel free to reach out to the Law Offices of David Azizi at 800-991-5292. We will be more than happy to explain the options you have available when it comes to recovering the medical costs and seeking maximum compensation for your injuries.