Violent Crime Victim Resulting from Negligent Security

Brockton Premises Liability And Owner Negligence Attorneys

Negligent Security or poor lightingStore patrons, students living in dormitories, users of public-transit systems and residents of apartment buildings are all entitled to a presumption of safety. This doesn’t mean that they should pay absolutely no attention to their surroundings (say, by walking carelessly down a deserted street in the middle of the night), but it does mean that owners, landlords, and government agencies are required to provide a minimal level of security, especially if a particular location is already known to be dangerous.

If you have been assaulted, raped or robbed in a public (stadium, park, municipal parking lot, etc.) or private (dormitory, apartment building, nightclub or store, etc.) venue, your chances of collecting damages are greater if a crime had been previously committed in that location, if the owners were aware of that crime, and if they subsequently did nothing to improve security (such as installing lights or hiring security guards.)

If the security proves to be ineffective (the lights were broken, the security guard was sleeping during his shift) you may also be entitled to compensation.

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In many cases, the owners of a public or private venue where an assault, robbery or rape takes place will blame the victim for behaving recklessly, or claim that there was no reasonable expectation that the crime would occur. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan will shift responsibility to where it properly belongs: not only to the perpetrator of the crime, but, if borne out by the evidence, to the owners or managers of the location where the crime occurred.

Our Premises Liability & Personal Injury Attorneys Hold Negligent Owners Accountable To Crime Victims

Our Massachusetts Premises Liability attorneys are available to assist clients who were injured due to inadequate lighting, or who were unfortunate victims of crime due to negligent security or faulty or inadequate lighting. We take cases throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Canton, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol, Massachusetts.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our Brockton Injury Lawyer now to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

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