Negligent Security Law in Massachusetts

Negligent security law, a subset of premises liability law, is the basis on which an individual injured by another seeks to hold liable the owner or possessor of the premises on which the individual was injured, rather than the perpetrator. The injured party has legal standing because the law imposes a duty on owners and possessors of land to provide reasonable security measures and to protect individuals from foreseeable harmful acts (e.g., crimes) of third parties.

Because there is no specific book containing a code for security measures, liability is based on a series of considerations or factors that a jury gets to weigh, and juries may weigh those considerations or elements differently in each case. The absence of clear rules or standards governing what level of security is reasonable makes clear the need for legal counsel in this area.

If you are injured through the intentional or negligent act of another person at a public place such as a night club, bar, shopping center, hotel, dormitory, mall or apartment complex, the negligent security attorneys at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. may be able to help. Negligent security claims may arise from a lack of trained security personnel, failed or inadequate security systems, poor lighting, or a lack of security cameras or locks. Usually, the owner or operator of a public place will have a duty to keep visitors safe.

Common Negligent Security Claims

Examples of potential negligent security claims include:

Negligent security can lead to a wide variety of serious injuries. At the law firm of Curran & Desharnais, P.C., our Braintree & Weymouth lawyers provide experienced representation for people who have been injured in negligent security claims throughout Massachusetts & the greater Boston area. We have represented victims who have been beaten, assaulted, and catastrophically injured as a result of negligent security.

Call the Greater Boston Negligent Security Attorneys at the Law Office of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. Today at 781-618-3197 or 1-888-682-9194 or email Attorney Curran directly at

Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

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