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We are communicating with the courts to reschedule any postponed proceedings and will be pro-active in informing our clients of those new dates. Our office is now open during normal business hours and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and visitors. If you would like to meet with one of our attorneys in person we can provide masks, gloves and hand sanitizer upon request. Also be assured that every staff member is sanitizing their work space each day and common areas are sanitized after each use. We are also monitoring staff temperatures daily. We remain available by phone and videoconference if you prefer. Your safety and well being is always our top priority.
Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Coronavirus, and we wish to express our utmost gratitude to the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to care for our community
Property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for their patrons, renters and guests, including a duty to protect them from harm caused by foreseeable criminal acts.
When property and/or business owners fail to provide these measures, residents and guests are put at risk for criminal attack. The adequacy of the security measures employed may vary depending upon the location and type of business being operated.
That includes taking steps to prevent foreseeable criminal acts by providing adequate security measures such as:
This responsibility also extends to homeowners. Homeowners need to ensure the safety of visitors or house guests by maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition and warn of any dangers that they do or should know exist.
Businesses or charitable organizations hosting an event have the same duty as homeowners and property owners to provide security and safety measure, but in addition they also need to implement a security plan to prevent foreseeable crime.
While slip and falls or other injuries are serious and should be prevented, a bigger concern would be a criminal attack as a result of negligent security. Criminal attacks can lead to minor bodily injury all the way up to death. Violence is serious and should be taken seriously.
These cases have been successfully concluded by Coker Law against owners/operators of businesses including: shopping centers, banks, bars, hotels, restaurants, schools and universities, airlines, parking lots, condominium and apartment buildings, homeowners’ associations, event promoters, night clubs, strip clubs, video arcades, bowling alleys, private security companies, daycare facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and office buildings.
Today, it’s just common sense to be proactive and take a careful look around you to ensure that an event, business or the place you may be looking to live has taken the appropriate steps to keep you safe.
Finally, if you are hurt or injured in a business or on a residential property, seek medical treatment immediately and then contact us to to determine if there is liability on the part of the operator or property owner.
Several attorneys at Coker Law have successfully litigated many cases where the failure of a land/business owner to provide adequate security resulted in the death of guests or patrons or left them with severe, life altering injuries.
We have the resources and know-how to represent you in these types of cases.