Indianapolis Attorneys for Victims of Assault, Robbery or Injury due to Negligent Security
Apartment buildings, restaurants, schools, hotels and theaters have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment to the public who visits. Proper lighting of parking lots, hallways, and building exteriors increases visibility and helps deter criminals. Well-functioning locks on doors provide security to keep unwanted people out. Security guards and other officers can help provide a safe environment by keeping crowds controlled as well as escorting disruptive people from the property. Alarms and electronic monitoring equipment of premises offer additional ways that a public venue can protect its visitors.
When appropriate measures are not put into place to protect people, a business risks the safety and security anyone who visits as well as makes itself liable for personal injury cases and negligent security claims. Injuries such as assaults and theft can happen when a business does not take appropriate measures to provide a safe environment for its visitors and customers.
While a business or public venue is responsible to take reasonable action to ensure your safety and that of its visitors and patrons, there are several things that you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a crime. Having awareness of your surroundings and some basic knowledge of self-defense can go a long way in helping you to avoid becoming the subject of an assault or theft.
- Park in well-lit areas and always have your keys ready to avoid fumbling through pockets or your purse
- Pay attention to your surroundings. Talking on your phone or listening to music on your headphones can make you less alert of those around you
- Pepper spray or mace can be effective tools in stopping an assault. Be sure you know how to properly handle these items if you choose to carry them
- If you feel as though you are being followed, try to make eye contact with the person for just a second. This will let them know you have seen them and may deter an assault
If you are assaulted or injured at a public venue, seek help immediately either by calling 911 or alerting management of the situation. Once you have received medical treatment for any injuries, take note of your belongings. If your purse or wallet is stolen, be sure to contact your credit card companies and financial institutions to have your accounts frozen to prevent loss.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of assault, robbery, or has been seriously injured at a hotel, concert, bar, theater, apartment complex, or other public venue, contact us. The Indianapolis personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Malad, LLP have experience litigating claims against companies who failed to provide a safe environment for its guests and customers. We can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and options. Your initial consultation is free and we will not collect legal fees until you win your claim. Our attorneys are tough negotiators and will fight to help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Sometimes negotiations aren’t possible and it becomes necessary to take your case to trial. When this happens, your negligent security claim is in good hands as we have decades of experience representing clients in both state and federal courts. Contact us to give Power to Your Voice.