The firm has successfully represented clients who were sexually assaulted due to inadequate premises security. One case involved a kidnapping and rape that occurred because of an apartment complex’s failure to maintain the entrance security gate to the complex. Another involved a sexual assault in a shopping mall. The “family restroom” was converted from a poorly designed restroom. It was located in an isolated hallway, and it contained stalls with floor to ceiling metal doors, behind which an assailant could hide.
When someone is injured as a result of unsafe property or building conditions, or harmed as a result of negligent security, they may have a right to make a claim for their damages against the owner of the property.
In some states, the landowner’s duty to protect an entrant on the land depends on whether that person is a trespasser, licensee or an invitee. The landowner’s duties are different for each type of entrant. The landowner owes less of a duty to protect the trespasser then the other types of entrants. The landowner’s duty of care is highest for business invitees. Some states, however, have done away with these multiple classifications in favor of one standard of “reasonableness under the circumstances” of a particular case.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call The Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel, P.C. at 972-866-9900 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.