Information sourced from Negligent Security Attorney
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The majority of negligent security lawsuits involve assault and battery crimes (42%), followed by sex assault and rape claims (26%); wrongful death (15%), robbery (9%) and lastly, false imprisonment (4%). The remaining percentage (4%) falls into a miscellaneous category, including such as arson, home invasions, and carjacking.
In McCann v. Grant, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio, 1999, a nurse reporting to the hospital was raped in the parking lot of the hospital. The nurse sued the hospital, claiming negligent security.
Specifically, the plaintiff attorney alleged the hospital provided no perimeter security, no lot attendant, and no security guards, and inadequate monitoring of CCTV cameras, despite knowing that crime takes place in this hospital parking lot.
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