Can I sue if I was a victim of an assault and battery during an armed robbery in a shopping center parking lot?
You can sue if you’re the victim of an assault in a parking lot. You would sue the business or property owner for what’s called negligent security. Now, that largely depends on whether or not there’s been prior crimes or crimes in the immediate area as to whether or not that triggers the responsibility of that business or property owner to have security. It’d largely depend on the crime grid in the area, and that’s why it’s important to consult with a lawyer very early on after you’ve been the victim of a crime.