Premises Liability: Assaults on Women
Any time you leave your home, you open yourself up to the possibility of being a victim of a crime. You could get involved in a hit and run crash. You could get shot at while walking down the street. You could get assaulted while walking in a parking lot.
You never know when trouble may occur. The scary part is that if you are a woman, you are even more likely to be a victim of a crime. Because of this, you need to be on alert at all times. You need to be prepared for the possibility that you could be attacked at any time — even in a decent neighborhood. This may be frustrating to deal with and understand, but it’s a sad reality of life.
The good news is that research has discovered the top places for assaults on women. However, you may be shocked that the top location is in your own home. That’s right — domestic violence occurs at high levels, affecting a staggering 1 in 3 women. Anyone can be a victim of abuse by their own husband or boyfriend.
Not a victim of domestic violence? Here are some other places where women are commonly attacked.
Many women park their cars and leave parking lots to go into a store, office, or other building. When they are done running their errands, they will then return to their vehicles. At any point, they may be distracted by friends, children, or phones. Attackers will use these distractions to their advantage of prey on innocent women. Plus, parking lots are often secluded and poorly lit, making women easy targets.
Trails may seem safe, especially since many people use them to hike, bike, run, and exercise. However, many of these public trails are in areas off the beaten path. It’s easy for an attacker to assault a woman without getting caught. In fact, many assaults occur while women are exercising outdoors.
College is supposed to be a place for higher education, but it is often a place for crimes against women. In fact, more than 30% of women are sexually assaulted on college campuses. Many of these assaults occur at parties and other events when people have been drinking alcohol. The scarier part is that these crimes are often not committed by strangers. In fact, the assailant and victim know each other in almost 90% of cases.
Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Anyone can be a victim of assault. When it happens, it may be considered a premises liability case, which means you may be able to sue the property owner.
Have you been a victim of inadequate security or some other form of premises liability? If so, a Morristown premises liability attorney from The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff can help you prove your case. Schedule a free consultation today by filling out the online form or calling (973) 455-1567.