Apartment Complex Safety
Property owners across the country owe a duty to maintain their premises so that they are reasonably safe for visitors. They are supposed to guard against obvious hazards like attack dogs or broken balconies. Certain dangers may be more difficult to foresee, but property owners are also required to guard against foreseeable third-party attacks. Safety precautions may include hiring security guards, fixing broken lighting or locks, and providing other measures that would discourage criminal activity. If the owner of an apartment complex fails to take the appropriate precautions, they may be held accountable for injuries through a premises liability lawsuit. If you were injured in a third-party criminal attack that was made possible by inadequate safety measures, the Memphis negligent security lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you assert your rights. We have more than 30 attorneys and 100 staff members, making us the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee. We also represent people who need an injury attorney in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky.Injuries Caused by Inadequate Apartment Complex Safety
Poor security may pave the way for third parties to come onto the premises of an apartment complex and commit violent attacks against lawful visitors and tenants. When an apartment complex owner's negligence is a legal cause of a third-party attack, it may be possible to hold them accountable for the resulting damages.
A primary issue in these cases is whether the attack in question was foreseeable. A completely unexpected incident of violence may not be automatically attributed to the apartment complex's negligence. On the other hand, if there has been a history of prior similar acts, or the nature of the property makes it especially susceptible to crime, the property owner may have a legal obligation to take measures to protect visitors and tenants.
In order to establish foreseeability, you will need to show that the apartment complex owner knew or should have known about the prior incidents, and these incidents likely should be somewhat similar to the attack in which you were hurt. Complexities may arise if the apartment complex ownership has changed recently. However, our experienced premises liability attorneys can carefully investigate the records, examine surveillance footage, consult with experts, and depose the apartment complex owners and staff when one of these cases arises.
For people who have been seriously injured, a successful premises liability lawsuit through the civil court system may be critical to obtain sufficient compensation for the victim’s medical bills and losses. Many times, victims get very little financial restitution out of a criminal trial, even if the attacker is convicted. If we establish liability on your behalf, you can potentially recover many types of compensatory damages, including medical bills, lost wages, household services, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.Discuss Your Negligent Security Case with a Memphis Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt at an apartment complex due to a third-party attack that could or should have been foreseen, the Memphis negligent security attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you explore your options. Our trial attorneys serve victims and their families throughout Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. Many of our clients have come from cities such as Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Call our office at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation. We are also available to help people who need a motor vehicle collision attorney or assistance with another personal injury claim. No matter your situation, NST is the way to go.