If you have been injured in an assault due to inadequate security in a parking lot you could be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. There is usually insurance coverage available for your injuries. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our website.
Have You Been Assaulted or Injured Due To
Inadequate Parking Lot Security?
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When Is a Property Owner Responsible For Assaults?
Property owners are not always responsible for crimes in their parking lots. However, property owners are legally required to make sure that their parking lots are safe and to protect people from some kinds of criminal conduct. If the owner knew that crimes were likely to occur or had occurred in that parking lot before, but they didn’t take any precautions to prevent crimes, they may have provided you with inadequate security.
Some examples of steps that a property owner could have taken to protect their parking lot:
- Adding, fixing, or replacing broken lights in the parking lot.
- Adding, fixing, or replacing security cameras in the parking lot.
- Hiring trained security personnel to monitor the parking lot.
What Types Of Injuries Can You Be Paid For?
Common parking lot injuries that are the result of inadequate security, are rape, kidnapping, robberies, sexual assault, and physical assaults. These injuries sometimes occur when the criminal is able to hide in the parking lot, or move around the parking lot undeterred. The criminal could be either a trespasser on the property, or another guest.
What Should You Do If You’ve Been Assaulted in a Parking Lot?
- Contact the police as soon as possible. The police will be able to launch an investigation to find the criminal and they will be able to document the incident, which can be used as evidence in a lawsuit.
- See a doctor right away. Make sure that you are treated for all of your injuries. Physical injuries are sometimes the least serious injuries you can suffer. Psychological injuries, like mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, can last for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime.
- Consider hiring a lawyer. An experienced inadequate security lawyer will be able to give you advice on whether or not you have a potential claim and how much compensation you deserve.
What Is Your Parking Lot Injury Case Worth?
Awards and settlements vary on a case by case basis. Typically, victims can be compensated for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other losses. Since each case if different, you should contact an experienced inadequate security lawyer to see if you have a case and how much it may be worth. It is not uncommon for these cases to be worth a lot of money.
For example, an Arizona jury awarded a family $12.6 million dollars when it decided that a landlord provided inadequate security and their son was murdered in their apartment complex’s parking lot.
Who Pays If You Win a Settlement?
The property owner’s insurance company will pay. Property owners have insurance which covers third party criminal conduct that occurs on the property. Additionally, the criminal themselves will have to pay. However, it is often the case that the criminal is unknown, or does not have the ability to pay. Allowing for the negligent landlord’s insurance company to pay you for all of your injuries allows you to be compensated fairly.
What Are The Legal Fees?
You are only charged if we get you money. We charge the industry standard fee of 1/3 of the settlement or award.
How Much Time Do You Have To File A Parking Lot Lawsuit?
In both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, you usually have to file a lawsuit within 3 years of the injury in order to be compensated. However, the time limit sometimes varies, and only an experienced inadequate security lawyer will be able to tell you if you have a valid claim.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury at in a parking lot due to inadequate security, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We can file a claim for you and we do not charge a fee unless you receive an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7 or fill out a contact form on our website.