Despite having an effective criminal justice system when it comes to punishing wrongdoers, our system remains ineffective in addressing the physical, emotional and financial toll of those victimized by the criminal acts of others.
Even today, most people think that the person who committed the violent crime is the only one who should be held responsible for the victim's injuries and damages. However, there are many circumstances where the property owner or property manager knew or should have known of prior or persistent violent crimes on their property, yet chose not to take reasonable security measures to protect their customers, residents or guests. When property owners or business owners disregard such known dangers, all while still inviting customers to enter their premises and purchase their goods and services, our laws hold them accountable for their actions and the harms and losses suffered.
These types of lawsuits in particular can be very complex and often require significant experience to effectively pursue.
Basic security measures can prevent crimes from happening.
Crimes are preventable. Property owners should be held accountable when they do not take appropriate steps to protect and/or warn guests and patrons from becoming victims of crime.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a crime, you should consult with a competent negligent security attorney to assist in pursuing a legal claim for compensation. Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation and case review.