Property owners and managers have a duty to ensure their properties are
reasonably safe and properly maintained to ensure individuals are not
at risk for assault or injury. If you were assaulted on private property,
such as a bus station, a university campus, or at a night club, it is
possible that you have a viable
premises liability claim against the owner of the property or the manager.
In addition to maintaining a property’s grounds to prevent injuries
from occurring, property owners and managers are obligated to deter criminals
from committing crimes against visitors. This means owners must provide
adequate lighting, security, surveillance systems, and ensure that all
employees are properly trained. Although private property can be residential
or commercial, more often than not, business owners are held to much higher
standards when it comes to fulfilling this duty of care.
Some examples of establishments that must provide adequate security include:
- Apartment complexes
- Shopping centers
- Restaurants and bars
- Gas stations
- Public parks and beaches
- Healthcare facilities
When these types of establishments do not have sufficient security, visitors
become vulnerable to crime, including assault. The criminal justice system
will address the actions of the perpetrator, but you can also pursue a
claim against the property owner or manager for the injuries and other
losses you might have suffered as a result of their failure to provide
Premises Liability Attorney in Austin
If you were assaulted on private property due to the owner or manager’s
failure to provide adequate security, you will need a skilled premises
liability attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our seasoned legal team in Austin is dedicated
to holding responsible parties accountable for the harm their negligence
causes. We also accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you
will not owe us any legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation
on your behalf. Reach out to us today to take action and ensure your voice is heard.
Call our office at
(512) 271-5112 to schedule your free initial consultation with a knowledgeable member
of our legal team.