Landlords and owners of apartment buildings, shopping centers and other establishments have a responsibility to keep their patrons safe from foreseeable criminal danger. If they don’t, and someone is harmed, the owner is responsible for damages caused to the victim.
Often, there has been a rash of crimes in a certain area and an owner knows about the crimes but does nothing to warn or protect his customers.
Cutler Rader proves what crimes have taken place in the area and present evidence and experts who can explain what the owner should and could have done to prevent the crime. For example, a landowner taking simple steps such as installing alarms, cameras and good lighting can deter a criminal. Sometimes, more extreme methods, such as hiring security guards, is appropriate. Broken locks should have been fixed so that criminals cannot access properties.
At Cutler Rader, we find out about previous crimes and show how the landowner should have known about those previous crimes and taken steps that would have prevented the harm that came to his patron or tenant.