Q: Can you sue company not informing patrons that their side parking lots were having daily auto breaks and theft?
A: Generally, you can sue anyone for just about anything; however, oftentimes the cost of the lawsuit is prohibitive. In this scenario evidence would be difficult to obtain unless everyone was filing a police report, and your lawyer would have to do a full negligence analysis to see if there is any liability whatsoever. I don't know if you could win on the duty argument and who knows what the owners knew or should have known, but this is a hard case for sure. I don't think that a lawyer would take the case on a contingency basis and certainly legal fees would be well in excess of the value of any damage or items stolen, unfortunately. The foregoing answer is provided by Douglas J Shumway, Esq.: (801) 478-8080. The answer provided is not intended to form an attorney client relationship and should not be construed as legal advice. Mr. Shumway is licensed only in Utah. Mr. Shumway's law firm has offices in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
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