Negligence and Sexual Assault Cases
Sexual Assaults have been in the news quite a bit lately. Did you know that if you are sexually assaulted in your apartment that the landlord may bear the responsibility for the assault? In one such case handled by Worby Groner Edelman, a young woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment as a result of the negligence of the landlord.
What is negligence?
Our client had been complaining about the fact that the window lock in her apartment was broken and therefore she could not lock the window. The landlord said he would fix it but unfortunately he never did. One night while our client was sleeping, she was awakened by an intruder who came in via the fire escape through the unlocked window. The intruder sexually molested her and then ran away.
Our experienced investigating team immediately took photographs of the missing lock and it was also discovered that there had been numerous crimes committed in the building previously. Due to the liability on the part of the landlord, the insurance company offered a significant amount of money to compensate our client and the case settled.
If you or anyone you know have suffered any type of personal injury, please contact us immediately so we can answer any questions you have. Remember, there is never a fee unless we are successful!