When you go to a bar, restaurant, grocery store, or any other establishment you expect that you will be safe coming and going from your vehicle. However, even with security cameras, violent crimes occur in areas where there is inadequate or no security and opportunity for criminals to attack. Many injuries occur during muggings, assaults, robberies, and other violent acts on parking lots. These injuries may include, but are not limited to, broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, injuries on the neck, face, and other exposed areas.
Unfortunately, the lasting affects of these assaults may lead to PTSD or other mental trauma that requires counseling. As a result of these injuries, medical bills and anxiety pile up while the victim goes on and tries to live his/her life. Oftentimes the assailant flees and is never caught. Or, even if the criminal is caught, he/she doesn’t have the financial means to cover the victim’s medical bills. The question then becomes whether the parking lot owner should have done more to protect people on the premises.