At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., we know that bad things happen to good people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In a negligent security case, the victim is seriously injured or killed due to the negligent conduct of a business owner, bar owner, or apartment complex owner.
Those who are in control of these establishments have a duty to protect you and your loved ones from violence and from the negligent conduct of others. An owner or landlord of an apartment complex is in a much better position than a tenant or guest to know of the criminal activity going on at the property.
The owner or landlord will keep records of how many times the police have come to the complex, how many crimes were committed, and how many people were injured. As a tenant or guest, you may never know of these critical facts. Those in charge are also in a much better position to prevent criminal activity from happening before anyone gets hurt.
Is My Apartment Complex Responsible If I Get Shot?
Did you know that if you were shot or attacked at your apartment complex, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the apartment complex owner. Many people ask if the apartment complex is responsible if you get shot. The answer is that they likely are responsible. This is because under Arizona law, an apartment complex owner (any property owner, actually) as a responsibility to make sure the premises is safe. There are many factors that can go into this consideration, including whether there is a lot of crime in the area, whether the apartment complex had any notice that something could happen, and whether the apartment complex owner took any steps to keep its residents safe. When the apartment owner fails to take these steps, people will get hurt.
Arizona Apartment Safety
Choosing a new apartment to make your home can raise serious safety concerns for you and your family. While it is impossible to provide all of the necessary safety measures in one list, this Arizona Apartment Safety Checklist may be helpful to ensure you and your loved ones are safe in your new home.
You may use the list to determine what safety features your complex does and does not have and then raise any concerns to management. Keeping your family safe is of the utmost importance, and as safety advocates, we want to do everything we can to help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Were You Assaulted at a Hotel or Resort?
Staying at a hotel on a business trip should be a safe experience. Enjoying a weekend at a hotel should be an enjoyable break from routine. Vacationing at a resort should be relaxing—not life-threatening because of negligent security.
If you were assaulted and seriously injured because of negligent hotel security or if a loved one was killed because of negligent resort security, no matter where in the country it happened, talk to the Phoenix premises liability attorneys at the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C. in Phoenix, Tucson, Avondale & Scottsdale, AZ.
Lawyers for Victims of Violent Crimes
If you were seriously injured because of a violent crime, was it because of inadequate security? Was it a preventable violent crime? The people who commit violent crimes—criminal assault, battery, rape, murder—look for opportunities such as poorly lighted parking lots or guards who are not paying attention or broken security cameras.
We know the questions to ask to find the answers you need. As a violent crime victim or the family of a victim, you need answers about what happened and why. Was this an avoidable violent crime? Could adequate security have prevented the crime? At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., our lawyers thoroughly investigate every case.
We prepare every case for trial. We know how important the verdict is for you and your family. You need answers and you also need financial compensation to help you recover from the physical and emotional trauma of violent crime. In addition to a complete investigation, we test our strategies, so we can tell your story in a way the jury can understand.
As the victim of a violent crime, you have our full sympathy. Contact us online for a free consultation about what happened to you. If we cannot take your case, we will help you decide what to do next. Snyder & Wenner, P.C. represents clients throughout Arizona, in neighboring states, and throughout the country.
Stop Crime on School Campuses by Speaking to a Phoenix, AZ Attorney Today
Schools should be a safe haven for our children, but unfortunately, school and campus crimes are not uncommon. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in 2012, there were 1.4 million nonfatal victimizations at school—and this figure only includes 12- to 18-year-old victims. It does not include school crime-related deaths or younger children or adults who were injured on campus.
The government has a responsibility to ensure that public schools are safe so that children can learn unimpeded by fear, crime, and violence. Private schools and higher education facilities also have this responsibility. As such, when children or adults are victimized at school or on campus, a school and campus crimes attorney in Phoenix can help them file a claim against the responsible entity to pursue compensation for damages.
Fight Back Against Sexual Assault! Speak to a Qualified Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ Now
Sexual assault and abuse is a terrible plague that remains a part of the lives of many men and women throughout the United States. And these acts are so prevalent, in fact, that every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted, according to statistics provided by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
Adequate security measures on the premises may help prevent sexual assaults. For example, if a sexual assault occurred on the premises of or within a building, additional security measures implemented by the owner possibly might have prevented the attack.
Sadly, adequate security is often overlooked. If you or a loved one has been assaulted sexually and believe lacking security contributed, read through the following information to understand your rights and contact a sexual assault inadequate security lawyer in Phoenix at our firm.