Business owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect their patrons from harm. To illustrate an example of negligence by a business owner, imagine a situation in which two men are thrown out of a Branson bar for being drunk and belligerent. Moments later, a woman passes the bar bouncers who ejected the men. The bouncers don’t bother to mention that the intoxicated men are outside. If the woman leaves unaware of the potentially dangerous situation and is attacked by the men in the parking lot, she may be entitled to compensation. In this hypothetical case, the bar owner would be held liable for the woman’s injuries in what is known as a premises liability case.
If you are injured on someone’s property because of inadequate security measures, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. It’s crucial for property owners to maintain safety, especially if they are doing business in an area that has a high crime rate. This may include having adequate lighting, hiring security guards or installing video cameras for surveillance. Whether they own a restaurant, a bar, a hotel or any type of business, property owners have a duty to warn the public of known dangers and carry adequate insurance.
An assault on someone’s property can be a frightening and painful ordeal. If you sustained such an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages as well as psychological injuries and pain and suffering, among other losses. Attorneys for the insurance company may try to minimize your losses to pay you as little as possible. It’s wise to get in touch with an experienced attorney.
Serving families in Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin and throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave LLC fights aggressively for clients. Our goal is nothing less than returning maximum compensation for injury victims. If you were injured due to negligent safety measures, you deserve justice. Put the power back in your hands. Contact us today for a free and confidential initial consultation.