If property owners fail to maintain adequate security on their premises, anyone present could be a risk of physical assaults or attacks. Unfortunately, wrongdoers can cause significant patron injuries. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are here to help when you need a Charlotte premises liability attorney after sustaining an injury caused by an assault. We will thoroughly investigate what happened, work to establish liability for the incident, and help you secure full compensation for your losses.
Assaults and premises liability in Charlotte
The idea that property owners could be held responsible for assaults or criminal attacks on a business or landlord premises may be confusing to many people. After all, is it fair to hold the property owner responsible for an assault they did not commit?
Answering this question goes back to reviewing the property owner’s obligation to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe, particularly when their property is frequently used by the public. This responsibility goes beyond cleaning up occasional spills and leaks and ensuring that their premises are properly maintained. This also means taking adequate security measures so that those who have a right to be on the property do not face an unreasonable risk of being victimized by others.
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., some of the most common examples of inadequate security that can lead to an assault or an attack include the following:
- Inadequate lighting
- Locks that are broken or weak
- Poor management policies
- Failing to restrict access to the property
- Malfunctioning gates
- Lack of security cameras or alarms
- Inadequately trained or nonexistent security guards
- Failing to screen entrance for weapons
- Failing to complete criminal background checks on tenants or employees
The overall idea behind holding a property owner liable for an assault or attack is showing that the crime was foreseeable by the property owner in some way. Some examples of where our Charlotte premises liability attorneys often see third-party assaults include:
- College dormitories
- Parking lots
- Theme parks
- Grocery stores
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of where third-party assaults caused by inadequate security can occur. Our attorneys will review your case and work to understand whether or not it would be reasonable to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
Contact our team for a free consultation
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a physical assault or attack on another person’s property, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our team has the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into your case in an effort to secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage of:
- All medical bills caused by the assault
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
- Household out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages