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where I work they offer a secure parking lot...

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21 Oct 2021

where I work they offer a secure parking lot but for about 3 or 4 months one of the gates was damaged and aloud anyone to enter the parking lot well on August 13 someone enter the parking lot a stolen my truck is there a way for the company to be held accountable for their negligence
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: I've talk to a manager and HR BUT haven't talked to a lawyer
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: At will
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21 Oct 2021
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge

Good afternoon

This is Alex, Esq., and Welcome to Just Answer.

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First, thank you for coming to the site and trusting that we can provide you with the proper information to help you have a better understanding of the situation. Second, I want you to know that I understand how frustrating and/or concerning your situation might be, so I am here to help and hope we can work through this so you know what direction you may want to proceed in and to alleviate the stress.

Were they aware of any crime, that took place prior? Had the gate been working, would anyone have been able to enter and exit with it? What was the reason they failed to get it fixed?

21 Oct 2021
Customer reply
21 Oct 2021
they were aware of someone braking in to the building and stealing some copper if the gate worked no they wouldn't have been able to get in. They said they were waiting on insurance to pay to repair the gate
21 Oct 2021
Lawyer's response
21 Oct 2021
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge

Thank you. Yes, I think you may have a valid cause of action and could sue them and hold them liable. I say this because they represented to you that the lot was secure. It was not since someone 1) stole your car and 2) they knew about breakins and theft from prior incidents. They were aware and failed to fix it in a reasonable amount of time and as a result your vehicle  was stolen. Moreover had the gate been working this would not have happened so it could be shown they were at fault and negligent.

21 Oct 2021
Customer reply
21 Oct 2021
Ok now I just need to find a lawyer I can afford
21 Oct 2021
Lawyer's response
21 Oct 2021
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge

Yes. I would use lawyers.com or look online and you could possibly even see if you can find an attorney to take this on a contingency basis or see if they think you can get reimbursed for your legal fees if you prevail.

21 Oct 2021
Customer reply
21 Oct 2021
Ok
21 Oct 2021
Customer reply
21 Oct 2021
Thank you
21 Oct 2021
Lawyer's response
21 Oct 2021
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge

My pleasure and you are welcome. Always here to help.

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