The last thing any person expects when they go onto someone else’s property is that they will be assaulted. Unfortunately, there are times when physical assaults do occur. In most situations, the focus will be on criminal charges against the perpetrator of the assault. However, victims of an assault may also be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and other losses. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team is here to help if you need a Dallas physical assault on a premises attorney. We have the resources necessary to investigate the claim and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Can you really hold property owners accountable for an assault or criminal action that takes place on their property or at their business?
Actually, yes, it may very well be fair to hold a business or property owner accountable for what happens if their negligence played a role in allowing the incident to occur.
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for those who have a right to be there. This is particularly true when the property will be frequented by guests and members of the public. The responsibility of a property owner goes beyond ensuring that there are no spills or wet floors and that their store shelves are properly secured. This also means ensuring that there is adequate security on the premises so that those who have a right to be there do not face any unreasonable risks of being victimized by wrongdoers.
At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our attorneys know that some of the most common ways that inadequate security can lead to an assault or an attack in Dallas include the following:
The security needs of every property are different, but it is crucial for property owners to weigh the risks that their patrons could face. The idea behind holding property owners accountable for assaults that occur on their premises is showing that a crime was foreseeable, or should have been foreseeable, by the property owner. Some of the most common examples of where third party assaults occur include the following:
If you or somebody you love has been assaulted and injured when you were on another person’s property, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. When you contact the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, you will be gaining assistance from attorneys who have extensive experience handling complex premises liability claims. We have the resources necessary to investigate every aspect of what happened and determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Dallas physical assault on a premises attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.