Maryland and DC Crime Victims Lawyers

Have you been injured as a result of a criminal act at an apartment building, business establishment, or other public venue? Property owners, business owners, and landlords have an obligation to their tenants, visitors, and guests to provide a reasonably secure environment. For example a bar owner cannot allow his or her business to be overcrowded; security personnel at an apartment complex cannot allow criminal activity to occur on the grounds, etc.

When this obligation is not met and someone is injured or killed as a result, victims have a right to recover against the property owner and/or landlord. The attorneys at Costello and Edwards have represented victims of crime and their families against negligent property owners, landlords, and business owners for decades. We understand, from experience, the intricacies of these types of cases and know how to prove them.

Crime victim lawsuits

Individuals or businesses who fail to provide adequate security for tenants, customers, or guests may be held liable for crimes committed on their property. Some common examples include:

  • Lack of security personnel
  • Lack of security cameras
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Overcrowding
  • Failure to remove intoxicated or hostile patrons
  • Missing or broken locks
  • Failure to perform background checks

Crime victim resources

Most jurisdictions, including Maryland and Washington, DC, make available financial assistance to victims of crime and their families. Unfortunately, many victims are not aware of this and do not take advantage of it. Our attorneys routinely assist victims of crime in applying for these benefits and are ready and willing to assist you as well. Contact us at your convenience for a no cost consultation to discuss your particular situation at 301-925-9080.