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Premises Security Liability Claims

Apartment owners, Parking Lot Operators, Shopping Malls and other businesses can be the victims of crime in two very separate ways. First, a crime such as an assault, a rape or even a murder can occur on their property and they are a victim of that crime. Then, they can be victimized twice when a lawsuit is filed attempting to shift the blame for that criminal act from the perpetrator to the property owner.

The lawyers at Rawlin Gravens & Pilawa Co., L.P.A. have extensive experience defending these claims from the trial court through the court of appeals. We are sensitive to the victims of crime while at the same time demonstrating that the focus of liability should always be on the actual perpetrator and not the property owner. We know how to develop the statistical evidence to demonstrate why such crimes were not "reasonably foreseeable" to the property owner under the "totality of the circumstances". Indeed, the lawyers at Rawlin Gravens & Pilawa Co., L.P.A. have helped shape Ohio law on the appropriate legal standard, especially in the 8th District Ohio Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County.

Sympathy for the victims in these cases can be very strong and the underlying crimes can be very sensational. It takes an attorney with the experience of handling these types of claims to enable a business owner not to be victimized twice. 

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Rawlin Gravens & Pilawa Co., LPA
The Hanna Building, Suite 500
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-579-1602
Toll Free: 877-413-8452
Fax: 216-579-9463
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The attorneys at Rawlin Gravens & Pilawa, Co., L.P.A. represent clients throughout Ohio, including Cleveland, Lorain, Lakewood, Parma, Mentor, Akron, Warren, Youngstown, Canton, Elyria, Toledo, Marion, Massillon, Columbus, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Mahoning County, Stark County, Summit County, Erie County, Sandusky County, Geauga County, Portage County, Trumbull County and Franklin County.

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