San Diego, California Premises Liability Crime Victim Lawyer | San Diego, California Premises Liability Crime Victim Attorney

Property owners have a legal duty to keep their land or business safe for guests. When a crime occurs at a business, apartment complex, shopping mall, convenience store, college, university, or other area, the owners and/or managers of the property could be held liable for their failure to protect the guest from crime under a theory of law known as premises liability.

Premises liability is a legal theory that holds the owners or possessors of land responsible for injuries to parties that are sustained as a result of negligence on the part of the land owner or possessor. The extent of liability in this type of case often turns on important facts regarding foreseeability, or whether the crime that occurred is an event that the owner or manager of a business should knew or should have known about. Due to the technical nature of a premises liability case, it is important to discuss the facts of a case with an experienced premises liability lawyer in order to identify whether you could have a legal remedy.

Rist Law Offices represents the victims of crime in premises liability actions throughout San Diego County and the entire state of California. We work to recover compensation for victims or their families from individuals and businesses whose negligence led to or failed to prevent a crime from occurring.

Free Confidential Consultation

If you, a family member, or a friend has been the victim of a crime, contact a San Diego, CA premises liability crime victim lawyer from Rist Law Offices for a free, confidential consultation. We will take the time to thoroughly discuss every aspect of the case. We do not charge anything for discussing the case and all facts will be kept confidential. Rist Law Offices accepts all crime victim cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge a fee until your case is settled or won in court. †

Contact a San Diego, California premises liability crime victim lawyer today to see how we can help you with your case. Call us toll free at 866-982-5299 or fill out a free online case review form to have a lawyer contact you.

Apartment or Apartment Complex Crimes

Apartment owners and managers have a duty to make certain that apartments and apartment complexes are secure. When a serious crime such as a murder, rape, shooting, stabbing, abduction, or kidnapping occurs at an apartment or apartment complex, the owners, managers, or security providers of the apartment or apartment complex could be held liable under a theory of premises liability or negligence. Read more...

Hotels and Motels

When a crime occurs in a hotel room, motel room, or on the premises of a hotel or motel in San Diego or elsewhere in California, it is important to examine all facts of the crime to determine whether the hotel or motel owner could be held liable. Faulty locks, lighting, prior crimes, and other security issues that easily could have been fixed could have prevented the crime from occurring. Read more...

Parking Lots and Parking Garages

Parking lots and parking garages are common places for crimes to occur. Countless stories of murders, rapes, abductions, and other crimes should make it abundantly clear to parking lot or parking garage owners that security should be a priority. Yet the same crimes continue to occur in the same places due to faulty lighting, negligent security, and other issues. Read more...

Shopping Malls or Stores

A shopping mall or large "box" type store is an extremely public place. Yet serious crimes can still occur in these areas because many criminals know that customers at shopping malls or other retailers are often less aware of their surroundings as they shop. Robberies, shootings, rapes, abductions or other crimes could lead to a claim of negligence or premises liability for the shopping mall owner or manager. Read more...

Colleges and Universities

Millions of students come to California each year to attend colleges and universities. Crime levels on college campuses in California can be frightening. Rape, murder, shootings, stabbings, and other serious crimes happen every year on college campuses in dorm rooms, public areas, and even in buildings where classes are held. These types of incidents often receive national media attention due to the serious nature of the crime and seemingly safe environment where the crime occurred. Read more...

Convenience Stores and Gas Stations

Every day in the news, convenience stores and gas stations are robbed. When an employee or patron at a convenience store or gas station is injured during a robbery, the store owner and/or security company that provided security at the store could be held liable for the employee or patronís injury. Read more...

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast food restaurants seem like they are on every corner in California. Major California caselaw regarding premises liability is based on a severe shooting at a fast food restaurant in southern California in the mid-1980s. When a crime occurs at a fast food restaurant, it is important for a crime victim or their family to discuss whether the restaurant owner could be held liable for their failure to protect patrons to the restaurant. Read more...

Bars and Nightclubs

When a patron to a bar or nightclub commits a crime or injures someone as the result of drunken driving, a bar or nightclub could be held liable in one of two ways. Read more...

High Schools, Middle Schools, or Junior Highs

High schools and middle schools have a duty to keep students safe from crime. If a crime occurs at a California high school or middle school, a case could be filed based upon premises liability. Read more...

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Representing Clients Throughout San Diego County and California

Rist Law Offices handles premises liability crime victim cases throughout San Diego County and California including downtown San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Bonita, La Mesa, El Cajon, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Vista, Fallbrook, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Imperial Beach and surrounding areas.