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When negligent security causes assaults, theft, and injuries

Negligent security in parking lots refers to a situation where the owner or operator of a parking lot fails to take reasonable measures to provide adequate security for the safety of individuals and their property. It can include a variety of factors, such as inadequate lighting, lack of surveillance cameras, insufficient security personnel, or failure to address known safety risks.

At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, our South Carolina negligent security attorneys work to hold the right people responsible when you are assaulted or injured in a parking lot. We are proud to have secured millions of dollars in personal injury settlements and jury verdicts for our clients, and stand ready to help you too.

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What is a South Carolina negligent security case?


When property owners are negligent about security in parking lots, it can lead to an increased risk of criminal activities, such as vehicle theft, vandalism, assault, or robbery. Victims of such incidents can argue that the parking lot owner or operator should be held liable for their injuries or losses because they failed to fulfill their duty of care in providing a reasonably safe environment.

If successful, victims may be able to seek compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other applicable damages.

What types of incidents can occur in parking lots with negligent security?

Parking lots with negligent security can make patrons and visitors susceptible to various types of incidents, including:

  • Assault and robbery. Insufficient lighting, inadequate surveillance, and a lack of security personnel can create an environment where criminals feel emboldened to commit physical assaults or robberies against individuals in parking lots.
  • Burglaries. Vehicles parked in poorly secured lots may become targets for burglars looking to steal valuable items left inside, such as electronics, wallets, or bags.
  • Hit-and-run accidents. In parking lots with limited surveillance or monitoring, drivers involved in car accidents may choose to flee the scene without taking responsibility.
  • Drunk driving accidents. Bars and restaurants who overserve patrons put everyone at risk. Failure to “cut off” a patron who has had too much to drink, or to remove a rowdy patron from the establishment, can increase the chances of a drunk driving crash.
  • Sexual assault. Insufficient security measures can create an environment where individuals, particularly women, may become targets of harassment or sexual assault.

These incidents can result in physical injuries, property damage, emotional distress, financial losses, and a general sense of insecurity for individuals using the parking lot. It is essential for parking lot owners and operators to implement appropriate security measures to mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of their patrons.

Who is liable for my South Carolina negligent security claim?


Determining liability for a parking lot negligent security claim will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the parties involved. The following parties may potentially be held liable for a parking lot negligent security claim in South Carolina:

  • Property owner. The owner of the parking lot may be held liable if they fail to provide reasonable security measures to protect individuals and their property. This includes implementing adequate lighting, surveillance cameras, access control systems, and security personnel, based on the level of risk associated with the parking lot.
  • Property manager. If the parking lot is managed by a separate entity or company, such as a property management company, they may also be held liable for negligent security if they were responsible for the maintenance and security of the parking lot.
  • Security company. If the property owner or manager contracted a security company to provide security services for the parking lot, the security company may be held liable for any negligence or inadequate security measures that contributed to the incident.
  • Third parties. In certain cases, if there were third parties involved in the incident, such as a separate security company responsible for a specific area of the parking lot, they may be held liable for their negligence or failure to fulfill their security obligations.

It's important to note that determining liability in negligent security claims can be complex, and it requires a careful examination of the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. If you believe you have a negligent security claim related to a parking lot in South Carolina, it's advisable to consult with the qualified attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, who can evaluate your case and provide legal guidance based on your specific case.

Do you have a negligent security attorney near me?


McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC is located at 1539 Health Care Drive in Rock Hill, SC. If you are too ill or injured to visit us, we can see you in the hospital or meet via telephone or video conference.

We also maintain offices in or near Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville, and serve clients throughout the State of South Carolina in all 46 counties, including Sumter, Anderson, Orangeburg, Hilton Head, Aiken, and Spartanburg.

South Carolina parking lot negligent security attorneys

Were you or a loved one injured or assaulted in a parking lot and don’t know where to turn for help? Look to the attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips for experienced legal help. We understand how to hold the right parties responsible and work to secure proper compensation for your injuries and losses. To schedule a free case evaluation, call our offices at 803-327-7800 or fill out our contact form today. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, proudly serves people throughout South Carolina.