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Compensation for St. Louis Victims of Violent Crime

We at the Onder Law Firm represent victims of violent crime and the families of victims suffering, both physically and emotionally from injuries resulting from assault, sexual assault, abduction and rape, molestation, kidnapping, shootings, homicide or murder. These types of criminal actions can cause immeasurable pain and suffering in the life of the victim, and it is important to not only hold the responsible parties liable for their contributing fault in the crime, but also fight to obtain reasonable compensation to help cover damages sustained by the victim.

Personal Injury Lawyer: Representing Those Victimized By Violent Crime

The owners and managers of bars, hotels, parking lots, apartment complexes and shopping centers have a responsibility to provide all visitors with a reasonably safe environment. If they do not, Onder Law Firm will investigate their contributing responsibility for the crime to determine if the client has a valid claim under Missouri law. Under Missouri law, the owners, operators or possessors of businesses can owe a duty to provide reasonable care for the safety and protection of their guests or customers while on their property.

While some people think the criminal, who committed the violent crime, is solely responsible for the victim's injuries and damages, that is not Missouri law. Under Missouri law, there are many circumstances in which the property owner or manager should have known of prior violent crimes on their property but did not take reasonable security measures to address it for the protection of their customers, residents or guests. Reasonable security measures could include providing sufficient lighting, locks, surveillance cameras, panic alarms, security patrols, or posting adequate warnings of prior crimes and suggesting measures to take for the protection of their customers, residents or guests. In addition, the design of the structure or the layout of the property can contribute to a crime, such as isolating the victim or restricting the victim's ability to adequately observe her surroundings and allowing the criminal easy access.

Many times employers fail to perform adequate background checks of their employees, or fail to properly train or supervise their employees, or fail to investigate complaints about their employees, which allow easy access to the victim. As a result, these individuals, who should never have been working around the customers, residents, students, children, or guests, of all types of businesses, including apartments, hotels, motels, schools, daycare, office buildings or restaurants, commit violent crimes against the victim which could have easily been prevented with proper hiring, training, retention or supervision of their employees.

Aid for Violent Crime Victims Seeking Compensation

If you are currently facing a situation pertaining to a violent crime, regardless of whether you were the victim or if a loved one was lost to a wrongful death, you should contact the Onder Law Firm. These lawsuits are complex and require substantial experience to successfully pursue. At our firm, we strongly believe in providing victims of these crimes with compassionate and respectful support when they need it most. We have extensive experience in representing these victims and their families and have obtained considerable amounts of compensation for their benefit.

We therefore urge you to contact us as soon as possible. Our legal team can help clients who are seeking to hold property owners responsible for allowing the conditions that permitted the attack; we can even help those who are seeking a case under dram shop liability against restaurants, clubs or bars which serve intoxicated customers, allow them to drive drunk and injure or kill innocent victims. When you choose to work with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at our firm, you can breathe easier knowing that we will be by your side every step of the way.

Contact the Onder Law Firm today if you or a loved one has been victimized in a violent crime and are seeking compensation from property owners or managers who can held partially responsible.

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