When a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to insure safety and someone is the victim of a crime on their property, a claim can be made for monetary damages under a theory of law known as premises liability. Other businesses, such as property managers or security companies could also be held liable for their negligence in failing to provide adequate supervision or security on a property.
Owners of the following properties may be liable in a civil case when a crime occurs on their property:
+ Gas stations
+ Convenience stores
+ Fast food restaurants
+ Shopping malls
+ Shopping centers
+ Apartment buildings
+ College and university campuses
+ High school campuses
+ Junior high campuses
+ Hotels and motels
+ Parking lots
+ Parking garages
+ Dorm rooms
+ Other properties
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If you, a family member, or a friend has been the victim of a crime, contact a Nashville, Tennessee crime victim lawyer from David Randolph Smith & Associates for a free, confidential consultation. We will take the time to thoroughly discuss every aspect of the case. We do not charge anything for discussing the case and all facts will be kept confidential. We accept all crime victim cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge a fee until your case is settled or won in court.
Nashville, Tennessee Rape Victim Lawyer
David Randolph Smith & Associates represent the victims of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual assault in Nashville, Davidson County and throughout Tennessee. Many rape victims do not know that they can file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator or possibly property owners where the crime occurred.
Nashville, Tennessee Murder Victim Lawyer
When a family has to deal with the loss of a loved one as the result of murder, the criminal system can leave a family feeling helpless. Plea-bargains, overcrowded jails that pressure early release, or a lack of crime victim assistance can be a frustrating part of the criminal system. Many families of Tennessee murder victims do not even know that they can file a lawsuit against the person who committed the murder or possibly property owners whose negligence failed to prevent a murder from happening on their property.
Nashville, Tennessee Convenience Store and Gas Station Robbery Victim Lawyer
We see too many headlines in Tennessee of gas station or convenience store robberies. Desperate criminals who use, guns, knives, and other weapons put the lives of innocent people in danger over what is generally less than $500 in cash that is taken from the store. When someone is inured or killed during a convenience store or gas station robbery, a civil case can potentially be filed against the store owner, manager, security personnel and/or other negligent companies who fail to take steps to protect their customers.
Nashville, Tennessee Shopping Mall and Parking Lot Crime Lawyer
When someone is raped, murdered, kidnapped, or abducted at a shopping mall or in a parking lot, the past history of crimes in an area as well as the steps taken by the property owners to protect patrons from crimes are critical to an examination of a civil case.
Nashville, Tennessee DUI Injury and DUI Fatality Victim Lawyer
When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel, they are placing innocent lives of millions of Californians at risk. Rist Law Offices helps victims of DUI accidents and families of victims of DUI fatality accidents to recover compensation for their losses.
If you have been injured by the acts of a ciminal and believe you have a serious injury or death claim, contact the Nashville personal injury firm of David Randolph Smith & Associates and set up a free case evaluation. If you can't come to our offices, we will meet you where it is convenient.