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