Violent crimes befall all types of people and in many unexpected places. Myths tell us that strangers in alleys are the threat, but crime statistics show otherwise. Our cultural myths also often blame the victim for violence exacted upon them, and many victims blame themselves for the incident.
Victims are not to blame for violent crimes. The truth is that perpetrators of crimes are first and foremost to blame. But if the attack took place on the premises of a hotel, condominium complex, store, restaurant, or other privately-owned entity, there may have been steps the property owner or manager should have taken to prevent violent crime.
Third party liability cases are those in which a property owner is found negligent for failing to provide security measures that could have prevented the crime. Premises liability cases for violent crime can occur concurrently with criminal charges. Violent crime cases may include assault, rape, sexual assault, armed robbery, and murder, among others.
Property owners are responsible for people who visit their property by express or implied invitation. This includes guests at a hotel, diners at a restaurant, shoppers at the mall, or residents or their guests at an apartment complex. These types of businesses are responsible for providing appropriate lighting, working locks, and security personnel, where applicable. When a property owner is negligent in maintaining or updating the safety features of their property, innocent people can become the victims of violent crime.
Our attorneys will explore every possible avenue of your case to determine whether premises liability of negligence contributed to the incident in question. By filing a St. Louis violent crime third party premises liability claim, our attorneys can potentially boost the compensation you receive.
Being the target of a violent crime St. Louis is an emotionally traumatizing experience, in addition to whatever physical harm you may have suffered. You did not deserve to suffer in this way; the crime could have been prevented. By filing a claim, you ensure that the property owner will take safety more seriously in the future. And by filing a claim, you take control of the situation, placing the blame on the persons responsible.
Our goal as premises liability attorneys handling St. Louis violent crime cases is to help you recover a semblance of normalcy in your life. A settlement will allow you to recover financially, and knowing that those who failed to prevent the crime will be held responsible for their role lends peace of mind.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have been the victim of a violent crime. Experienced St. Louis violent crime attorneys can help a family anticipate and plan for unexpected long-term expenses of the trauma and fight for a fair settlement. Property owners have a repsonsibility to provide basic safety measures to prevent violent crime. We believe that anyone harmed as a result of another's negligence needs and deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis violent crime attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis violent crime lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis violent crime premises liability attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury incident.