When sexual assault occurs upon commercial property, e.g., shopping malls or apartment complexes, liability is determined under premises liability law. The central issue is whether the property owner or occupier provided adequate security under the circumstances.
When the assault occurs at an apartment complex, relevant factors include, but are not limited to: the crime rate at the particular complex, the crime rate in the area, whether the particular apartment complex advertised security on premises, if the assault occurred in an apartment, how did the perpetrator gain entry? Was the particular apartment equipped with safety features, which are required by code or ordinance?
When the assault occurs at a shopping mall, relevant factors include, but are not limited to: the crime rate at the particular mall, the crime rate in the area, the time of day the attack occurred and the particular location where the attack occurred.
An expert under the supervision and directions of an attorney should immediately investigate sexual assaults that occur upon commercial property. It is imperative that the investigation in completed before spoliation of the evidence occurs. An expert can determine and verify the mode of entry, which may or may not be in violation of codes and ordinances, as well as, take pictures of the injuries.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence form being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a sexual assault that occurred upon commercial property, Please call 1-800-350-5110 and then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.