Legal Options For Violent Crime Victims
Attorney contributor Brian Kent specializes in civil cases dealing with victims of violent crimes. Below he has offered to share some of his insight on the legal routes that victims and their families may choose to follow.
“Property owners are bound by law to provide safety to all of their customers and employees who are on the premises. To do this, they must provide adequate security measures on site, which may include things like video surveillance and parking lot lighting at night. If and when someone is injured by a violent crime and security is not offered, a property owner may be held liable,” Mr. explains.
“Nonetheless, showing that there was inadequate security is not enough. Usually, a crime victim attorney must provide proof that the crime that occurred was reasonably foreseeable in nature as well. For instance, if a restaurant owner is aware about prior crime in the area and does not take proper precaution and then someone is injured in a shooting, he or she may be made liable for the crime. In all, both failed security measures and reasonably foreseeable crimes are required for there to be grounds for a valid lawsuit,” Mr. Kent states.
If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a restaurant shooting, you can learn more about the legal steps to can take by speaking with one of our experienced crime victim lawyers today.
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