Can I Sue for Being Assaulted on Private Property?
When someone is assaulted on private property, the owner of the property may be liable for their injuries, regardless if the property is commercial or residential. If you were assaulted at a night club, bar, gas station, college campus or restaurant, you might have a valid premises liability claim. With enough evidence, you can sue the property owner or manager to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering associated with your injuries.
Premises liability, which holds property owners and residents liable for injuries that occur on their property, can protect you if you are assaulted. Property owners have a legal obligation to deter others from committing crimes against those who visit their properties. This includes hiring properly trained security, adding surveillance systems, putting up a gate and providing adequate lighting.
A few examples of properties that are obligated to provide adequate security include:
- Apartment buildings
- Restaurants and bars
- Shopping malls
- Public parks and beaches
- Amusement parks
- Bars and clubs
For example, if an intruder was able to enter your hotel room and assault you because of their failure to install adequate locks, they can be held liable in a premises liability claim if it is established that a duty of care was owed to you, the duty of care was breached, and it led to your injury.
If you were injured on private property due to the negligence of the owner or manager, you may have a premises liability case on your hands. At Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC, our Tulsa premises liability lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Call our office at (918) 347-6456 or contact us online today. We are available for evening and weekend appointments and we charge nothing for personal injury cases unless we win your case.