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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

Negligent security provides an opportunity for crime to occur. Basic precautions such as secure locks, bright lighting, and cameras increase the safety of visitors to a business or property. St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can help you learn more about your right to compensation if you suffered an injury due. 

Across St. Louis, the opportunities for violent crime increase when businesses and other property owners fail to provide necessary security measures to keep visitors safe. Such crimes include shootings, bar & night club injuries, physical attacks, robberies, gas station injuries, hotel injuries, and sexual assaults. These attacks impact your quality of life as you recover from devastating bodily injury and possibly experience post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. 

At Brown & Crouppen, our dedicated and compassionate negligent security lawyers understand the challenges you face after an attack. We strive to maximize the compensation you deserve. Contact us to learn more about your rights and how to file a claim when negligent security leads to a foreseeable crime that could have been prevented. 

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Why Choose the Negligent Security Lawyers of Brown & Crouppen?

Brown & Crouppen Law Firm’s award-winning personal injury lawyers in St. Louis have recovered more than $1 billion in client compensation. Our lawyers have been recognized as Winningest Plaintiff Attorney by Missouri Lawyers Media and Top Trial Lawyers in America’s Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

We have over 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. With more than 250 legal professionals committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case, you can expect Brown & Crouppen to do the following:

  • Thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and injuries, including the negligent security circumstances that led to your accident.
  • Fully assess the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
  • Aggressively negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, securing you an award significantly higher than 
  • Try your case in a court, tirelessly working to get you the monetary award necessary to help during your recovery

There’s no need to struggle with handling your claim alone. Contact the negligent security attorneys of Brown & Crouppen when you need experienced representation to fight for your rights.

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How Can the Negligent Security Lawyers at Brown & Crouppen Help You?

A premises liability lawyer examines the circumstances of the attack to build a strong case. Part of that is determining liability. 

You can expect a negligent security lawyer to investigate the circumstances and parties responsible for security, which may be one or more of the following:   

  • The property owner may be liable for any deficits to the property, such as lighting or structural problems that could have prevented the attack.
  • A business owner may not own the property but may still bear liability for security failures, such as securely locked doors, security guards, or lighting.
  • A security company may have been contracted to provide security on the property. The company may be liable if the guards fail to uphold their job requirements.
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Are Business Owners Legally Responsible for Negligent Security Incidents?

In Missouri, businesses aren’t obligated to protect against crime unless owners know or have reason to suspect that crime is reasonably likely to occur on the premises. A reasonable amount of time must be available to provide security measures. 

Under these conditions—with no applicable exceptions—Missouri state law holds businesses with negligent security legally responsible for the crimes and violent attacks occurring on the premises. 

At Brown & Crouppen, we’ll work with you during each step of the claims process to prove that the business ignored necessary security precautions to keep workers and customers safe.

What Are Examples of Negligent Security Measures?

Sufficient security placements vary by the type of business the owner conducts. A business operating within usual daytime hours may not need as much security as one open 24 hours. Elements of poor security include the following:

  • Poor lighting
  • Weak or broken door and window locks
  • Lack of security guards
  • No alarm systems
  • Lack of surveillance cameras

What Is Missouri’s Statute of Limitations in Negligent Security Claims?

Missouri’s statute of limitations is five years on personal injury claims, including those involving negligent security. However, exceptions may apply. For example, if the victim of an attack is under 21, the five-year period begins when they turn 21. 

What Compensation Can a Negligent Security Lawyer Help You Receive?

You can pursue compensation for injuries by filing a premises liability claim. Our negligent security attorneys in Kansas City and St. Louis will work with you to assess the financial award you deserve.    

Medical Costs

You may face multiple medical bills for necessary treatments following an attack. Your insurance may only cover a portion of the costs, leaving you with the financial burden of paying the rest out of pocket.

Your medical bills don’t have to fall on your shoulders. You can file claims for several types of medical costs, including but not limited to: 

  • Emergency medical care, including ambulance transport
  • Hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Physical therapy to help recover your strength
  • Psychological treatment to cope with your emotional responses

Wage Losses

Did you have to miss time at work because of the attack? Discuss that missed time and the resulting wage losses with your negligent security lawyer.

Pain and Suffering

Violent attacks are traumatic and lead to physical responses and psychological distress. Talk to your lawyer about your struggles due to the attack, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, loss of independence, or difficulty in relationships. 

What Can You Do After an Injury Resulting from Negligent Security?

It’s stressful enough to experience an injury that didn’t have to happen if suitable security measures were in place. But, there are important steps to take after the incident to help build a strong case for your claim. 

1. Get Somewhere Safe

In the immediate aftermath of an attack, always prioritize your physical safety and get to a safe location. 

2. Report the Incident

It’s common for assault victims to fear reporting the attack to the police. However, not reporting makes it more difficult to hold the property owner liable for the event. Your best bet is to report the incident to the police immediately. 

3. Get Medical Care

Immediate medical care aids in your physical recovery. But, it also establishes clear records of your injuries and when they occurred, which can prove essential to a negligent security claim. Don’t ignore any procedures needed to make a full recovery. Attend medical appointments and therapy sessions as scheduled.

4. Keep Track of Medical Bills

As you recover, keep track of all medical bills related to your recovery so you can include them as part of your claim. 

5. Talk to a Negligent Security Lawyer

Contact a negligent security lawyer as soon as you can. A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer will consult with you about your rights and help you file a claim. 

If you lost a loved one because of an attack caused by negligent security, a wrongful death lawyer will also help you during the legal claims process.

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Speak With a St. Louis Negligent Security Lawyer Today

At Brown & Crouppen, our negligent security attorneys will fight to see you afforded the financial compensation necessary for your recovery. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid if you don’t receive a monetary award for your claim. In addition, you do not pay any upfront costs. 

Brown & Crouppen attorneys are compassionate about your needs and will aggressively fight for justice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation



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