We help victims of crime hold shopping centers and malls accountable when they fail to hire qualified security personnel, provide adequate lighting or take other common-sense, crime-prevention precautions.
What Is a Mall Attack?
The vast majority of people don’t expect to become victims of a crime when they are at the shopping mall. They assume they will be able to get from their car to the mall safely, shop freely without getting harmed, and get back to their vehicles without incident. However, hundreds of visitors to malls and shopping centers are victims of assault, rape, robbery, and even murder each year. When that occurs, victims of these crimes don’t know where to turn and what can be done about the incident.
Since managers and owners of shopping malls are obligated to keep their premises safe and protect individuals from foreseeable harm, victims of mall attacks may be entitled to financial compensation for suffered injuries and other losses.
Why Hire a Mall Attack Victim Attorney?
Shopping malls are constantly encouraged to provide professional and trained security officers to secure and patrol the premises. Despite that, many visitors become victims of crime.
Depending on the circumstances of the attack, a civil lawsuit can be brought against not only the attacker but also against any third parties who may have been negligent. For example, negligent security in a mall can lead to conditions that would allow an attack to happen in an area where it otherwise wouldn’t.
So, if you or your loved one was the victim of a mall attack, a mall may be held liable for your losses. That means you and your family might be able to bring a lawsuit against the commercial property manager or owner because they failed in their duty to ensure safety.
Do I Have a Case?
Many factors can determine if you have a lawsuit or whether you may be eligible for compensation. If you are entitled to seek damages, when the insurance company gets involved, they will surely try to minimize the amount of money they have to pay you.
That is why it’s highly recommended that people who have suffered an injury due to a shopping center or mall attack seek a reputable attorney for advice and representation.
Deitch + Rogers Representing Mall Attack Victims
Companies that operate commercial centers like malls and shopping centers are responsible for the safety of the people who visit them – yet many of these companies fail to take the proper steps to make their premises safe. If they fail, and someone is injured on their premises because of negligent security by the responsible individual, victims may be entitled to compensation.
We have helped victims of crime get justice after being attacked at malls and shopping centers that fail to hire qualified security personnel, provide adequate lighting or take other common-sense precautions. We have found many instances in which the companies that operate malls are aware of risks to their visitors because crimes have happened before on their property. A company that knows their mall attracts criminals has no excuse for failing to take steps to keep criminals away.
As a result of our efforts, many crime victims – and their families –get justice in court. Contact our attorneys to learn more about how we can help.