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Crime Victim Rights

Posted by Yari Lawson | Jun 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

What Rights Do I Have If I Have Been Attacked at a Business Establishment?

General Rule:  A Business is Not Responsible for the Third Party Criminal Acts of Others

Business owners generally are not responsible when a knucklehead commits a violent crime on its property that injures or claims the life of someone else.  That is because the criminal should take responsibility for his or her own misconduct.  But there are exceptions to this general rule.

When Can a Business Become Liable for Third Party Criminal Acts

  1. Business owner knew about previous crime on or about the property
  2. Business owner failed to take adequate measures to make the property safer from that criminal conduct
  3. Business owner continues to do business and invite customers onto their property to do business
  4. The victim is innocent and not responsible for the criminal behavior

Common Business Places Where Crime Happens

  1. Apartment Complexes
  2. Convenient Stores
  3. Bars/Night Clubs
  4. Shopping Plazas
  5. Malls

We are personal injury trial lawyers location in Lawrenceville Georgia.  We have handled crime victim cases involving apartment complex shootings, convenient store shootings, mall parking lot confrontations, and bar fights.  If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a shooting or other violent criminal activity at an apartment complex in Georgia, give us a call or email us for a free evaluation of your case.  Or if you just want to simply leave us a question for a better understanding of what rights tenants have to be protected from criminal conduct at apartment complexes in Georgia, email us at the Lawson Law Firm at [email protected].

About the Author

Yari Lawson

Yari D. Lawson is a native of Eatonton, Georgia . He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta , GA. Yari received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, School of Law.  Yari focuses his practice primarily on personal injury. Before going into private practice, Y...


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