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    Sexual Assaults and Rape Claims Lawyer

    There are sexual predators that look for opportunities to find victims to assault. They want a place to pursue their victims where they have easy access and there is less of a chance that they will be caught committing their crime. Dark parking lots, stairwells or apartment buildings and hotels with poor security are examples of ideal hunting grounds for sexual predators. These properties are designed to invite criminal behavior, like sexual assault or rape, which is why the owners of the property may be liable for assault claims.

    Poor security can be a catalyst for criminal behavior. Business owners have a responsibility to protect those on their properties from injury. Hotels, motels, college dorms and apartment buildings are good examples of places where a sexual predator may look for opportunities to find a victim. A building with adequate outdoor lighting, cameras and locked entrances is going to be less inviting than a dark building without security cameras. When owners do not proactively enhance security to protect their tenants or customers, they may be found liable for rapes or attacks that occur on their property.

    Proving Premises Liability for Sexual Attacks

    If a person is raped or sexually assaulted, they may suffer physical and emotional injuries. Even if their attacker is never brought to justice, they may be able to receive compensation to cover medical and therapy expenses, as well as pain and suffering. If the assault occurred on a property with poor security, the property owner may be liable under premises liability laws. If it can be proven that the attack occurred because the property was unsafe or unsecure, the property owner may be liable for damages to the victim.

    If you have been raped or sexually assaulted due to poor security or an unsafe building, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law today. We can discuss your legal options during a free consultation at our office in Tampa.

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