Can I the sue apartment complex for property loss? 2 Answers as of June 29, 2017

Two months ago, I made a police report because my car was broken in to. They broke one window and stole items from my car. Now, my car was stolen same car.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
To sue anyone you must show they caused the incident or somehow contributed to it and they owed you a duty that it should not occur. If you live in an area with a high rate of vehicle theft, or there was a security system installed that malfunctioned allowing the theft to occur, the owner of the complex might have liability. But if the the only relevant facts are that a crime occurred as to your car several months before, there would not appear to be any liability. As a practical matter, if owners of property were liable for improper acts occurring on their property, they would all be forced out of business.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/29/2017
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
The apartment building is not responsible for the illegal acts of third parties.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/29/2017
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