Premises liability cases are sometimes simple; however, this isn’t always the case. One instance in which a case might be complex occurs when the security provided by an establishment is the grounds of the lawsuit.
Businesses have a duty to keep their patrons reasonably safe. This can be done using several methods, including hiring a security company to provide security. Providing adequate lighting in a parking lot and having access controlled spaces can all help to keep to patrons safe.
There are some instances in which a business might not be able to do anything to keep patrons safe. According to the court system, the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, falls under this umbrella. A lawsuit that was filed in connection with that mass shooting was tossed out when the court decided that Cinemark wasn’t liable. Instead, it was due to the shooter’s premeditated actions that the shooting occurred.
If you are inured on a business’ property and decide to explore your options for seeking compensation for the injury, you need to look at the circumstances surrounding the accident. In some cases, you might find that there are possible grounds for a legal claim, but cases with grounds that are far stretch might meet the fate of the aforementioned case.
Ultimately, your claim for compensation is something that has to be considered based on the unique factors present in your case. Having someone familiar with these types of cases evaluate your case might give you an idea of where your case stands. Once you have this information, you can determine what you are going to do about your claim.
Source: Hollywood Reporter, “Cinemark Beats Victims’ Lawsuit Over Mass Shooting at Colorado Movie Theater,” Eriq Gardner, accessed Aug. 04, 2017