You may be able to sue the business owner if you were assaulted in a Houston parking lot. Business owners are required to provide a safe environment for customers. If a person is injured or harmed because of inadequate security at a business, the business owner could be held financially liable if the victim of the attack files a premises liability case. Some examples of inadequate security include poor lighting, a lack of security cameras, a slow response to requests for help, broken locks, and a shortage of security staff.
Businesses must use reasonable care to protect their customers from harm. The level of security expected depends on which type of business is involved, in what type of neighborhood it is located, and where on the premises the injury happened.
If someone is injured because of a lack of security, there are several elements that must be proven to build a premises liability case. You first must prove that the injury was foreseeable to the business, and therefore was preventable. You must also prove that the same kind of issue or a similar issue occurred before, and the business owner did not take steps to improve security to prevent it from happening again. You also need to prove that the injury occurred because the business failed to provide security to ensure reasonable safety for its customers.
If you have been injured in an assault in a Houston parking lot, call the Houston premises liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys can help you with your case. You can learn more about our practice on our Facebook page.