Holding the Property Owner Responsible

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Los Angeles Attorneys Holding Property Owners Responsible for the Negligent Occurrence of Rape or Sexual Assault

Premises owners have a duty to take necessary steps to prevent attacks

If you were raped in a public place, or perhaps even in a private residence like an apartment building or condominium, you may be able to hold the owner of the premises responsible for his or her role in your trauma. Sexual assault does not occur in a vacuum, and owners of public spaces have a duty to provide the public with a safe, secure environment free of predators and perpetrators of sexual violence.

Just as the employer of the perpetrator may be held accountable for its role in your rape or sexual assault, so too may the owner of the premises where you were raped, attacked or assaulted. Our Los Angeles sexual assault attorneys understand what obligations property owners must follow to keep you safe when you are on their premises. We have a strong track record of holding property owners responsible for not properly looking out for your safety.

Understanding which property owners can be liable for rape and sexual assault attacks on their premises

Property owners may be held accountable for their negligence and how that negligence facilitated your rape or sexual assault. This may include owners of spaces such as:

  • Bars or nightclubs
  • Hotels or motels
  • Apartment buildings or condos
  • Parking lots or ramps
  • Gyms or health clubs
  • Office buildings
  • Retail stores

The duty to keep property safe extends to the exterior of the building as well as the interior. Their failure to uphold that duty means you may have a negligent security claim for compensation for medical bills, your lost wages, and the effects of the trauma on your life.

The obligation to provide spaces that are secure from attack

The owner of the premises has an obligation to provide reasonably secure spaces. Our Los Angeles sexual assault lawyers will conduct a full investigation. Our review will question if the owner or management company had reasonable security measures, such as guards, patrols, cameras or security doors, in place. We also investigate if there was proper lighting. Taylor & Ring can guide you through the litigation process in order to achieve the justice and closure you deserve.

Financial justice for the full impact of sexual assault

Rape victims commonly suffer post-traumatic stress, including nightmares, flashbacks, fear of being alone, hyperawareness and sleeping problems. Victims also suffer many long-term effects, ranging from depression or substance abuse to sexual dysfunction or promiscuity. The person may have trouble keeping a job or maintaining relationships. Our attorneys help clients get the maximum possible compensation so they are able to properly care for themselves after such a traumatic event.

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Property owners cannot cut costs at your expense. There are standard procedures every business, profit or nonprofit, should take to protect any customer, client or visitor to their premises. If you or someone you love was raped or sexually assaulted on someone’s property, you may have a strong case against the owner and anyone hired by the owner to keep the property safe. For help now, please call Taylor & Ring today at 310-776-6390 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.

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