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Alabama Assault & Rape Lawsuit FAQs

Answers to the Most Common Questions on Alabama Rape & Assault Lawsuits

This page outlines the questions and answers that are most relevant to general Alabama assault and rape lawsuit queries. After reading this page, you will likely have specific questions related to your individual circumstances. For a free case review, please use our online contact form (located at the right side of your screen). One of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your situation. Read here to find general answers regarding Alabama assault & rape lawsuits that will apply to most claims.

Who may qualify to file a Alabama assault or rape lawsuit?

Any person or the family member of a person in Alabama who was harmed in a rape or assault on private property may qualify to file a lawsuit. Alabama property owners have a responsibility to keep visitors to their property safe through reasonable security measures, and no one deserves to be harmed, attacked or injured while at a restaurant, apartment complex, hotel, or similar place. Alabama rape & assault lawsuits related to premises claims may be filed against property owners for negligence, in addition to criminal lawsuits.

I don’t want to keep telling the account of my assault. Is this confidential?

Our attorneys handling rape & assault lawsuit claims in Alabama provide confidential case reviews free of charge with no further obligation. We understand that retelling the details of your assault may be difficult. We bring understanding, patience, and a fierce commitment to justice to our work.

I’m already involved in a lawsuit against the perpetrator of the assault. Can I still file a rape or assault lawsuit against the Alabama property owner?

Alabama assault & rape lawsuits for premises liability can be filed in conjunction with criminal lawsuits. Even though a third party clearly perpetrated the violence, a Alabama property owner may be found negligent for failing to prevent the crime or respond to the incident. Filing an assault or rape lawsuit in Alabama against a property owner may be the only way to get the business or individual to take steps to improve security on their property, perhaps by installing better lighting or improving the training of their security staff. Alabama Rape Assault Lawsuit FAQ

What types of locations qualify for a premises liability claim or rape/assault lawsuit in Alabama?

Any type of private property that fails to protect its visitors from violent crimes may be the subject an assault or rape lawsuit. Locations of prior lawsuits include restaurants, motels, hotels, apartment complexes, condominiums, malls, and similar locations. Property owners have a responsibility to keep visitors to their premises safe by providing adequate security.

What types of negligence might qualify for for an assault or rape lawsuit against a Alabama property owner?

Inadequate security is the leading type of negligence for Alabama rape and assault lawsuits alleging premises liability claims. For example, a lack of adequate lighting, inadequate security personnel, lack of responsiveness by security personnel, or another security breach could be blamed in an assault or rape lawsuit. By law, property owners who do not provide safe circumstances for visitors to their property can be found negligent.

Does it cost anything for you to review my case?

We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.

How much will it cost to file an assault lawsuit or a rape lawsuit in Alabama?

We will represent all persons involved in a Alabama rape or assault lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling assault and rape lawsuits in Alabama will contact you to answer any of your questions.

We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?

If a member of your family was harmed in a violent crime, long-term or even life-long medical care may be required. The physical and emotional impacts of rape and assault are impossible to know at the time of a trial or settlement, and the cost of care is constantly rising. No amount of money can undo the wrong that has been done to you and your family. It is our fervent hope that every assault and rape lawsuit we file can serve to make a property owner take note of the loss and pain its negligence has caused. When that fails to make a company take action to increase security and ensure safety on their property, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company take steps to improve safety.

Are there assault & rape lawsuit time limits that apply to me?

Most states have assault & rape lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having been harmed on another’s property will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your Alabama claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.