What types of criminal attack and sexual assault cases does your firm accept?
There are two types of attack and assault cases we accept. First, we will consider taking premises liability cases if a third party’s negligence, for example failure to provide adequate security, caused significant injuries in an attack. The second type of case involves negligent hiring or retention of an employee or group volunteer who later causes significant harm to the plaintiff. Our firm has handled a number of cases involving child victims of sexual abuse. In either instance our focus is on whether parties other than the assailant could have prevented the injuries. As part of our analysis we will consider whether the assailant has collectible assets.
What evidence do I need to support such a case?
In a premises liability case we will look for a prior history of violent crime on or near the premises that would have put the owner on notice to provide security or perhaps better lighting. In a negligent hiring or retention case we will look to the assailant’s history with the company to see if his or her behavior would have put the business or group on notice to take action such as termination from employment or removal from access.
What type of fee do you charge for handling these cases?
We handle these cases on a contingency (percentage) basis and usually will advance the costs of litigation.