A property owner sometimes has a duty to deter criminals from committing violent crime at the property owner’s facility. When this duty arises, a crime victim can receive compensation from the property owner by showing that inadequate security played a role in the assault. Matt Stoddard has been enormously successful in helping his clients receive compensation under these circumstances.
Most inadequate security cases involve an apartment complex or hotel that is hiding or lying about a pattern of prior violent crime at their property. This hiding / lying is often coupled with a lack of security patrols, poor lighting, broken controlled access gates, broken windows and/or broken locks. Usually, the property manager has repeatedly reported the dangerous crime problem to superiors, but the corporate office has decided to do nothing. These circumstances can often be the basis for a successful inadequate security case.
Less often, these cases can be brought against retail properties such as shopping malls, gas stations, and grocery stores. Whatever the particular factual scenario, The Stoddard Firm has both the experience and the relationships with security experts to put your case in the best possible light. We encourage you to give us a call for a free consultation.