Renting a residential or commercial space is an important part of life. Visiting a bar or nightclub is also an experience where you should be made to feel safe as a visitor. The need for the feeling of security within the property should be universal. Also, it should get buffeted with good faith by the owner.
However, in many cases, the landlord or property owner does not fulfill his or her obligations. Sometimes they break their implied promise to their visitors and tenants. In fact, this can allow a bad situation to unfold.
Case precedent is clear:
The term ab initio is a Latin term that means "from the very start." By law, tenants and visitors have the opportunity to present evidence the landlord knew their property was unsafe.
Tenants and visitors to their property who are attacked or injured have basically the same rights and burdens of proof. However, tenants do have additional contractual remedies available to them that are not afforded to visitors to a structure of property.
In the Case of Guests?
Guests can rely on California laws requiring the property owner to make guests safe from known dangers at or near the property.
Both guest and tenant must show the landlord did nothing to remedy. But unlike a tenant, a visitor could sue both the renter and the landlord for a rape or assault.
And if the landlord fails to take steps to provide security, then you probably have a case. But if the prospective tenant knew the area was dangerous, this could hamper the case. (Learn how to prove a case here.)
There can be many cases in which the property can become deemed unsafe and requires action. For example, if there was a robbery or shooting on the premises. Most of the time this means the landlord got notified.
Having a bad bouncer or chaperone is another form of negligent security. Except this time, the employing owner or landlord failed to do an adequate background check, or allowed bouncer attacks to take place for a period of time. So this is called negligent hiring and we can help you sue for that.
So this is not something most people think about.
Your job is to mitigate your potential risks by researching the zip code and locale. So in that case, there is never any need to sue. And this is because will you never became a victim.
So let's assume you did your due diligence. You still got assaulted or raped.
Now a legal advocate becomes necessary to assist you in collecting evidence. Also, your lawyer will distill it and present it to a court. No, lawyers are not free, but the better personal injury law firms work on a contingency fee basis.
Hence, you have a “partner.” Also, lawyers can help with negotiations with the owner or with insurance companies. Hence, they can contribute to ensuring that your losses get covered. A property owner takes on a particular responsibility once they rent out their premises.
Also, we can employ private investigators. Also, we collaborate with the police to gather evidence. So we do what is necessary to make your life whole again.
Our experience in similar cases has helped clients and their families. We take pride helping people get their lives back on track. Also, these attorneys have expertise in residential and commercial rental laws.
So they have experience countering abuse and oversights by landlords. Call us today for a free, no-pressure consultation. We’ll come anywhere in the state to discuss your case with you. We will even travel to your apartment or storefront.
So we are not asking for any money unless we win for you. Also, we answer our phones and emails any time of the day or night. Contact us for more information. Call (213) 596-9642.