Legal Options Available to Victims of Stabbings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent provides legal representation to victims of violent crimes in civil lawsuits. Below, he offered his knowledge of the process for these victims and their families.
“Property owners have a legal duty to provide appropriate security for their residents, guests, and visitors. Adequate security can range from having surveillance to suficient lighting in a parking lot. If the owner fails to provide any security then they can be found negligent or partially responsible if a crime is committed and a person is injured or killed.
When victims of crimes file a lawsuit against the property owner where the crime was committed, their attorney will need to prove that the owner was negligent. This is usually accomplished by conducting extensive research into the crime that happened on the premises and determine if they failed to follow premises liability law. If the owner is indeed found to have been negligent, a court can assess the damages that the victim and their loved ones suffered and then award corresponding monetary damages.
Whether the victim of a stabbing survives such a tragic incident or not, they are very likely to come under significant financial pressure. This is often the result of medical bills, as well as not being able to return to work due to disability.In many instances, the family and friends of victims will have to take on the burden themselves. By filing a lawsuit after a violent crime takes place, the unfair burden felt by victims can be lifted and they can have the time they need to recover and finally get back on their feet,” Attorney Kent described.
If you or a loved one were the victims in a stabbing incident similar to this one, contact our legal experts for a consultation.
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