Did you know that apartment complexes, hotels, shopping malls, movie theatres, gentlemen’s clubs, night clubs, bars, office buildings and many other establishments have a duty to keep you safe from criminals?
Many times establishments prefer to save money and focus resources on other aspects of a business and simply ignore security measures thereby making it easier for criminals to commit violent acts. In order to be successful in a negligent security case, we must prove that the crime was foreseeable. Furthermore, we must prove that reasonable security measures would have prevented the crime.
The civil courts offer victims of crime a different option in the pursuit of justice. The criminal courts exist to prosecute and punish the actual criminal. On the other hand, negligent security cases are pursued in civil court against the premises where the crime took place in an attempt to financially compensate the victim and the victim’s family.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a crime that resulted in injury or death, please contact the experienced negligent security lawyers at Raposo & Lukacs in order to discuss your potential case.