At Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, we stand strong for victims of crimes in and near the greater Bay Area. Based in Oakland, we offer crime victims across Northern California the legal support they need to move forward.
We represent victims of assault on private and public property, and we help police officers, probation officers, social workers and others who have been injured in the line of duty.
Call 510-832-5411 today to discuss your case for free with an experienced member of our legal team.
Were You Injured Because Of Negligent Security?
Property owners in California are required to ensure the safety of their premises to the best of their ability. This means they not only have to maintain the property to prevent slip-and-falls and other accidents, but they also need to make reasonable efforts to prevent crime.
When property owners fail to have adequate lighting and security and do not take other precautionary measures, the results can be tragic. Of course, not every crime can be avoided by a property owner, but many assaults, rapes and even murders could be prevented with proper security. California property owners have a legal responsibility to make reasonable efforts to keep such crimes from happening. When they fail in this regard and people suffer serious injuries as a result, our lawyers step in to pursue claims under premises liability law.
Founding partner attorney Gary Gwilliam is a member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association,* an organization dedicated to achieving civil justice for victims of crimes.
Committed To Seeking Justice For Crime Victims
If you or someone you care about is a victim of a crime, you have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator and others whose actions or inactions led to the crime. This lawsuit is a separate process from any criminal charges your attacker faces.
The criminal process is led by police and prosecutors who seek to hold the perpetrator accountable. The victim or the victim's family must initiate a civil lawsuit. This lawsuit is a means to obtain compensation for medical bills and other losses, as well as continue to hold negligent parties responsible. We can help you understand your rights and options to fight for the answers and compensation you need to move forward.
Getting Started: Free Case Reviews
We invite you to contact our law office today to schedule a consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your case with a member of our team and learn how we can be of service to you. We offer consultations free of charge and obligation. Call 510-832-5411 or send us an email today.
*The National Crime Victim Bar Association is an affiliate and program of the National Center for Victims of Crime.