Negligent Security – Assault in Parking Garage
On December 22, 2005, our client, a 53 year old female drove into a parking garage at an outdoor shopping mall in the greater Kansas City area to meet her friend for an early Christmas lunch. At the entrance to the garage, there was a sign representing to all customers that the garage was under video surveillance and that it was patrolled by security. After getting out of her car, our client was robbed at gunpoint and then hit over the head repeatedly with the butt of the gun. Ultimately, the man escaped with our client’s purse and our client suffered lacerations to her head, which required stapling at the emergency room. We argued that defendants negligently failed to provide reasonable security in the parking garage and were able to obtain a settlement of $125,000.