Berkeley Physical Assault Attorney
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. This includes taking steps to prevent a patron or employee from physically assaulting another person. At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our San Francisco attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law, and have done so for more than 30 years. Please speak to our firm today if you suffered serious injuries from a physical attack on another’s property.
Call 415.433.4440 or contact our Bay Area law office online to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Free initial consultations. Contingency fee representation.
How Can You Recover?
Most people assume that assault victim can recover only from the person or persons who caused their injuries. Owners or managers of the property, however, can be held liable if they failed to provide a reasonably safe environment for the public. For example:
- A bar might have served a customer too much alcohol, causing him or her to become severely intoxicated before starting a fight.
- Owners might have ineffective security, or lacked the security necessary to prevent the assault.
- A property might have insufficient lighting, causing dangerously dark areas for an assault to occur.
- An employee of the bar, nightclub or other location could have participated in the assault.
Of course, there are many other instances where a property owner could have prevented a physical attack. Perhaps your hotel had defective locks or perhaps a store lacked security cameras. In each of these situations, it could be proved that the property owner acted negligently and failed to provide a safe environment for the public. As a result, you could be entitled to significant compensation if you sustained injuries from an assault on another’s property.
Common Locations for Premises Liability and Assault Cases
Certain areas are more prone to physical assaults than others. They include:
- Bars or clubs
- Parking lots or parking garages
- Sporting events
- Apartment complexes
- College campuses
Contact a Physical Assault Lawyer in Berkeley
Get the help you need by contacting Mary Alexander & Associates online today. You may also call 415.433.4440 to schedule your initial consultation and to learn more about our personal injury services.