In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, negligent security law holds property owners and managers responsible for providing security to keep their guests, patrons, employees, and other visitors safe. If a property owner and/or property manager fails to provide adequate security, lighting, and more, and an attack or accident occurs, then a good premise liability lawyer can help the victim to receive compensation. Although ATM machines can be a great convenience, the location of them can be dangerous without the proper security. If you or someone you love has been injured due to security negligence at an ATM machine, give the personal injury lawyers at Burns & Jain a call today.
Negligent Security Law and ATM Machines
Banks and ATM machines are very tempting areas for criminals to act. Perhaps more so with ATM machines as folks walking away from them often have cash. If a person is injured or killed during a robbery or assault at a bank or ATM machine, the property owner and/or manager could be found liable if proper security was not provided. There are several circumstances that could contribute to a personal injury, premise liability, or negligent security case. They can be:
- Lack of trained security personnel
- Lack of working security cameras
- Inadequate lighting
- Overgrown or misplaced shrubs, signs, or other objects which can obstruct the view of the ATM machine and provide cover for potential criminals
- Lack of maintenance on locks and other parts of the building or kiosk where the ATM machine is placed
What if I Have Been Attacked at an ATM Machine?
Anytime that you are a victim of a crime, or have sustained injuries in an accident, your first step should be to call emergency services immediately. Even if you feel fine, you could have injuries that you are unaware of. Furthermore, you need to have the police secure the videotapes from the area immediately. Most ATM machines have video recorders inside. In addition, most ATM facilities have additional video equipment. Moreover, buildings may have another layer of photographic or video cameras. It is the evidence from those cameras, or lack thereof that could assist an experienced personal injury attorney.
It is very important to call an experienced personal injury, premise liability and/or negligent security lawyer as soon as possible so that he or she can begin to research your case while the evidence is fresh.
Other Forms of Negligent Security
ATM machines are not the only place where crimes can occur due to negligent security. Anytime that a guest, employee, patron, or other visitor is harmed by a third party due to negligence on the part of the property owner and/or manager, there could be a case of premise liability. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this could also involve: workplace violence; rape, robbery, or assault on rented property; assault at a place of business; assault at a school, church, or other such public place; or assault at a hotel, motel, or resort.
If you feel that your injury was caused from negligent security, you need to give the law firm of Burns & Jain a call. Your first consultation with us is completely free, and you won’t have to pay any attorney fees until you receive compensation. We have extensive experience handling cases like yours, and a remarkable track record of success in helping our clients get full and fair monetary compensation from the premises owners and their insurance companies for their injuries. We may be able to help you too.Contact Us for a Free Consultation