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CAN A BUSINESS OR A LAND OWNER BE LIABLE IN LOUISIANA FOR A CRIME COMMITTED ON THEIR PROPERTY?

By January 17, 2022August 12th, 2022No Comments

All businesses have a duty to make sure that their guests are protected against predictable risks of injury, robbery, or physical attacks from another person. If a person is shot, stabbed, robbed, or injured by someone on property or a facility such as a parking lot, night club, or apartment complex, then that property owner may be liable to the injured person for damages, if it is found that the property owner failed to provide adequate security.

The owner of a public place owes a duty to his guests to protect them from insult, annoyance, and most importantly danger. Thus, any business that fails to provide security or that provides inadequate security would be liable for any damages suffered by its guests or patrons.

If you or a loved one sustain a serious injury in a public space or place of business, and it was foreseeable that such an act of violence could occur on the property, then the property owner could be liable for any damages sustained. There are many considerations that go into determining whether an owner may be liable for providing inadequate security, so if you are injured while on someone else’s property, it would be beneficial to discuss the facts with an attorney. If you have any questions regarding your possible claim, please give us a call for a free consultation.