Can You Sue if You are Assaulted on Private Property?

Can You Sue if You are Assaulted on Private Property?

All property owners and managers have a legal obligation to ensure their properties are safe and properly maintained, which includes providing adequate security. As such, if you were assaulted while on private property, such as a university campus or a bus stop, you might have a valid premises liability case against the property owner or manager and a chance at obtaining just compensation for any medical costs or lost injuries related to the incident.

About Premises Liability Cases

When we think of premises liability, many often believe these cases are strictly related to the maintenance of a property’s grounds. However, these cases also include a property owner’s failure to deter criminals from committing crimes against individuals who visit the property. Some of the safety precautions property owners and managers are expected to take include providing adequate lighting, security, surveillance systems, and hiring well-trained employees. Although private property encompasses both residential and commercial properties, businesses tend to be held to a much higher standard in regards to their duty of care.

Below are additional examples of establishments that are required to provide adequate security to keep visitors safe:

  • Hotels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Public parks
  • Gas stations

When establishments such as these do not have enough security or precautions to ensure the safety of visitors, they become a target for criminal behavior. This means that, if you were assaulted and injured on private property as a result of insufficient security, you can pursue a premises liability lawsuit in civil court to hold a property owner or manager responsible for the incident and any resulting injuries and costs.

Premises Liability Attorneys in Corpus Christi

If you were injured on private property due to inadequate security, you might have a viable premises liability case and could be entitled to just compensation. At Sico Hoelscher Harris & Brough LLP, our skilled Corpus Christi premises liability attorneys have helped numerous clients across the United State and are ready to put this experience to work for you.

Contact us today at (877) 631-9965 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.


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