Legal Options of Victims Shot at a Gas Station
Attorney contributor Aaron Blank has represented numerous victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. In an interview, we asked Aaron to provide insight into the rights of victims shot on commercial property.
“Property owners are legally obligated to protect the patrons on and around their property. Property owners are responsible for providing adequate security to ensure safety and prevent violent crimes from occurring. Examples of adequate security are a well-lit atmosphere, security cameras, and security guards. If someone on the property is injured and there was no proper security provided, the victim and their family may have grounds for a lawsuit.”
“If the crime in which the victim was injured is considered reasonably foreseeable or the property owner is deemed negligent, the property owner may be considered liable for the damages. A crime may be considered foreseeable if previous crimes recently occurred on or around the property, and the owner did not improve security. If a victim’s lawyer can prove that the crime occurred as a result of inadequate security, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation.”
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