Myra Elizabeth Cason, a retired schoolteacher, was found fatally shot inside her vehicle in a Glen Burnie shopping mall parking lot. According to police, robbery appears to have been the motive. They think that the shooter was in the vehicle with the 63-year-old and made her drive to the parking lot where she was then shot.
Maryland Premises Liability
Inadequate security is one of the more common grounds for filing a premises liability case. Was there adequate lighting on the property? Was there adequate parking lot surveillance? What about security personnel? Does the area where the property is located have a history of violent crimes? What time of day did the crime occur? Could the property owner have prevented the crime from happening?
Obviously, not every violent crime warrants a Glen Burnie personal injury claim but you won’t know for sure unless you start exploring your legal options.
Examples of scenarios where negligent security might have played a role:
• Sexual assault in a public library bathroom
• A mugging in a parking garage
• A robbery at a gas station
• Rape in a campus building
• Molestation in a church
• A shooting in a nursing home
• A physical assault crime in a hotel
If negligence on a property allowed someone to become the victim of a violent crime, the property owner can be held liable for Anne Arundel County premises liability.
63-year-old shot to death in Glen Burnie parking lot, The Baltimore Sun, January 29, 2011
Retired Anne Arundel Co. Teacher Murdered, CBS Baltimore, January 29, 2011
Related Web Resource:
Premises Liability, Justia
Related Blog Posts:
Recent Shootings at Safeway and Walmart Raises the Question of How Liable Premises are for Violent Crimes, Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog, January 23, 2011
DC Metro Assault Crimes: Does WMATA Provide Adequate Security?, Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog, August 10, 2010
Family of Murdered Baltimore Woman Files $14 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Maryland Accident Law Blog, December 11, 2007
There is a lot that an experienced Anne Arundel County, Maryland personal injury law firm can do to prove liability. It doesn’t matter whether the assailant was ever apprehended or charged. You still may have grounds for a civil case.