One of a land owner’s duties is that of providing adequate security on its premises. Whether it is an apartment building, a convenience store or a college dormitory, the owner of the premises is required to have in place the level of security that is reasonably necessary to ensure the safety of those on the premises.
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How Liability May Arise
The owner of a Massachusetts apartment building may be liable for injuries resulting from an assault taking place within that building if the assailant gained entry due to a lack of proper locks on the exterior or interior doors of that building. Similarly, if a patron is assaulted outside of a convenience store that has a history of criminal activity on its property, the owner of that store may be liable for injuries resulting from that assault if it can be shown that the assault may have occurred due to inadequate security at that store.
The level of security that is reasonably required depends upon several factors, such as the type of business involved, the area surrounding the property and whether there is a history of prior incidents on the property. Inadequate security may result from:
- Insufficient lighting
- Lack of surveillance cameras
- Lack of security guards
- Improperly maintained locks on doors and windows
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