Rape and Sexual Assault Injuries

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

Every year thousands of individuals are raped or sexually assaulted.  Many of these rapes or sexual assaults take place on private property.  Many of these incidents could have been entirely prevented if the property owner would have taken measures to provide reasonable security and safety precautions in order to avoid these foreseeable dangers. 

There is a higher propensity for criminals to engage in these activities when negligent security exists on any given property.  Negligent security includes failure of property owners to properly monitor their premises, including the parking lot, elevators, stairwells, hallways, bathrooms, common areas, parking garage and the inside of their properties.  Malfunctioning locks and latches, broken windows, doors and gates that don't close, alarm systems that don't work, poorly lit areas, and the hiring of inadequate or incompetent security can also lead to an increase of criminal attacks and assaults.

Besides the person responsible for the actual attack or assault, those that can be held liable for the criminal attacks and assaults may include landlords, employers, business owners, apartment buildings, universities, and other property owners.  Property owners are required to provide a safe place for their customers, guests, employees, students or tenants.    

Common causes of rape and sexual assault injuries can include:

  • Failure to repair locks and latches on gates and entrances;
  • Failure to advise potential tenants of dangerous criminal activity;
  • Failure to allow dangerous conditions to exist;
  • Failure to correct poorly lit areas;
  • Failure to hire competent security personnel;
  • Failure to keep criminal activity statistics and logs;
  • Failure to monitor elevators;
  • Failure to monitor hallways;
  • Failure to monitor parking garages;
  • Failure to monitor parking lots;
  • Failure to monitor stairwells;
  • Failure to properly monitor their premises;
  • Failure to repair broken doors and gates;
  • Failure to repair broken windows;
  • Failure to repair faulty alarms and security systems;
  • Failure to warn tenants of criminal activity.

Rape and sexual assaults can occur on any of the following properties:

  • Malls
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Condominiums
  • Universities and College Campuses
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Bars and Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Amusement Parks
  • Professional Office Buildings
  • Rental Properties
  • Vacation Properties
  • Workplace

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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