I was attacked in a dark parking lot. Is the owner responsible for my injuries and damages?

You’re attacked in a dark parking lot. The owner may very well be responsible for the injuries. Why? Because the parking lot was dark, and you’re attacked by a criminal. Why did the criminal choose that parking lot? Well, criminals choose places for their crimes where they think they can get away with it. If the parking lot is dark, that’s probably why they chose that parking lot. I’ll tell you this. It’s probably not the first time it’s happened. If you were the victim of a crime in a dark parking lot, very likely you’re going to have some rights against the owner of that parking lot.


Can I sue an apartment building owner for negligent security for a rape that occurred?

When you’re the victim of a crime in an apartment complex, there’s a really strong possibility that you can sue the apartment complex for the harm that you suffer. Why? Apartment complexes, whatever they said they were going to do for security, at a minimum, they have to do that.

Common example is: “Oh, this is a gated apartment complex community. We keep it safe because nobody can come in unless they live here and have a code to the gate.” Then, the apartment complex decides they’re going to leave the gate open all the time, for whatever reason. In that example, the apartment complex didn’t do what they said they were going to do. That’s not fair to the people who come to visit there and the people who’ve moved in there. If somebody’s a victim of a crime in an example like that, absolutely. You’re going to be able to sue that apartment complex.

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