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Negligent Security Lawyers in Bend
No one is immune to crime, and anyone can be a victim of an attack. But private property owners have a legal duty to reasonably protect guests and visitors from a criminal offense. A negligent security lawsuit could be filed against a reckless property owner if a person was injured in a criminal assault, robbery, rape, or battery. Negligent security laws are a type of premises liability law, and if you’ve been injured in a criminal attack, you need the guidance of an experienced and caring lawyer.
At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, we understand the emotional and physical devastation that victims of violent crime have to go through because a property owner was careless. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about your case, and we hope that our knowledge and guidance can give you some peace of mind.
Please contact our law offices today for your free injury consultation. You don’t have to pay us a dime until we obtain a settlement for you.
Negligent Security Lawsuits in Deschutes County, Oregon
Under negligent security law, a private property owner may be held liable if a crime could have been prevented or made less likely to occur if they had taken reasonable measures to secure the premises and keep people safe. Both residential and commercial property owners can be sued for negligent security.
Proving a property owner was negligent involves the concept of “foreseeability.” Most courts will determine foreseeability based on whether or not similar criminal activity had happened before, and the owner knew about it, yet did nothing to reasonably secure the property.
For example: Several carjackings had taken place in a shopping center parking lot over the course of two months. The last criminal incident resulted in a grievous injury.
In this case, the court will most likely determine that the owner had foreseeable knowledge about the high risk of crime in the area. They may be held liable for the injuries a person suffered as a result of the crime.
However, if there were no previous carjackings, the court will most likely not rule that the owner had foreseeability.
The court will look at a multitude of evidence, including how often police were called to the premises, how much crime had taken place in the past, and the nature of the previous crimes. A negligent security victim can get compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.
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If you’ve been injured in a violent crime, you may be able to obtain just compensation from a negligent property owner. When you contact us, we will gather all material evidence involved in your case, and we’ll work to prove the owner had foreseeable knowledge that the area was dangerous and neglected to protect innocent people.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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