Negligent Security/Assaults On Another’s Property
An attack can have a devastating effect on a person’s life. It’s not just the physical pain, but the emotional and spiritual pain that can have a lasting impact. Often, people are permanently changed. They have trouble feeling protected and trusting that they will ever be safe again.
If you have been attacked on another’s property, you should know that you have more options than you might think. In addition to criminal proceedings against the attacker, victims can also take action in civil courts. They may be able to file personal injury claims against property owners who failed to keep them safe.
At Bredell & Bredell, we represent attack victims in personal injury lawsuits. Based in Ann Arbor, we serve people throughout Michigan, and our clients include victims of attacks, assaults, robberies, rapes and other injuries on the property of another. Our clients have been injured in many places:
- Hotels and motels
- Clubs and bars
- Shopping malls/strip malls
Property Owners’ Duty To Guests On The Property
As experienced lawyers, we know that property owners have a duty to protect people on their property from known harms (or harms they should have known existed). So, when property owners and managers know that the neighborhood is dangerous, that previous attacks have occurred or that a pattern of crime is likely, they must take steps to protect residents.
They should install or change the locks, install security cameras, install extra lighting around the premises, hire security guards or station management at a front desk, taking action as needed to protect guests. When they fail to do so and someone is hurt, it may be possible to take effective action in Michigan courts.
Contact An Ann Arbor Negligent Security Lawyer
Contact our office today by calling 734-482-5000 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our office.