Fast food restaurants are often targets for criminal activity due to their (typically) easily accessible location and late night hours of operation.
Patron Rights and Restaurant Owner Responsibility
Restaurant patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting.
By law, restaurant owners have a duty to protect patrons from any injuries, sexual assaults or foreseeable harm. As such, hotel owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures to protect guests and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.
Restaurant news outlet, Fast Casual, urges business owners to take a proactive approach to security by “evaluating vulnerabilities that need to be addressed inside and outside the walls.” Some security precautions may include:
- Operate drive-thru only during after peak hours
- Employ video surveillance and monitored security
- Provide bright lighting in parking and drive-thru areas
- Improve parking lot and drive thru visibility by eliminating potential hiding places and installing mirrors
- Implement off-duty police patrols of the parking lot at random times
We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Restaurant Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.
Choosing the Right Attorney
Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.
Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!
You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:
– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.
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