Holding Property Owners Accountable for Crimes on Their Premises

Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. If property owners breach that duty, visitors to the property could experience sexual assault, gun crimes, or other violent offenses.

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, we represent people across the U.S. who have suffered sexual assault or other forms of violence on another individual or company’s property.

Our attorneys frequently take on some of the most powerful corporations and property owners in the United States. We use a trauma-informed approach, treating our clients with utmost sensitivity and respect as we advocate for their rights.

Pursuing Claims Arising at a Variety of Properties

Premises liability claims can arise in places such as:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels
  • Shopping centers
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Banks and automated teller machines (ATMs)
  • Government buildings
  • Other businesses and buildings

Whether or not an individual perpetrator is prosecuted in the criminal justice system, survivors may be able to pursue civil lawsuits to obtain a sense of justice and damages. We pursue cases against property owners involving sexual assault, assault and battery, shootings, and wrongful death.

Premises Liability: What To Know

Premises liability refers to the duty of a property owner to keep their premises safe for visitors. If the property owner failed to do so, they may be held liable for the victim’s damages. Some common examples include:

  • Failing to perform background checks on employees
  • Failing to provide adequate lighting
  • Failing to provide adequate security

Our Work

While some of our cases result in litigation, many of our cases settle through confidential processes. Our public cases include:

Discuss Your Rights and Options Today

To learn more about pursuing civil litigation, please get in touch with us at one of our law offices. You can call 646-512-8609, send us an email, or use our online contact form.

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