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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Commercial property owners and landlords have a legal obligation to prevent crime and keep guests and visitors safe by providing adequate security on their premises. If you’ve been harmed due to negligent security, the property or business owner might be liable for your physical injuries and other damages. Get experienced legal support from the negligent security lawyers at NST Law in Jackson, MS. Schedule your free consultation to learn more.

When property owners fail to provide adequate levels of security on their premises, innocent visitors may become victims of crimes, such as robbery, assault, kidnapping, and homicide. Under Mississippi law, victims can pursue compensation from a property owner if they can prove that the crime was due to negligent security. 

At NST Law, we believe that no one should have to suffer due to another person’s negligence. We also know that injuries from crime are not just physical, but emotional, too. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping injury victims pursue compensation and justice. 

Let our Jackson, MS, negligent security lawyers examine the situation on your behalf and provide professional legal advice on the best way forward. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, and build a strong case for you. Schedule your free consultation today to get started. 

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NST Law: Advocates for Victims of Negligent Security

When it comes to going up against property owners and their insurers, you need an experienced legal team fighting in your corner. NST Law has over 30 attorneys and 120 support staff members, which means your case will receive the personalized attention it deserves. Our 30+ years of experience defending the rights of injury victims have taught us what works and how to best support our clients. 

Over the years, we have also built a strong professional network. Our premises liability lawyers can consult qualified medical providers, accident reconstruction specialists, forensic analysts, and other experts to strengthen your case. 

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“NST is so professional in what they do. They will fight for you from the beginning to the end. I love the fact that they have a local office in my neighborhood. Just make one call to NST and they will be there for you. I love NST!”

“This was the best experience I’ve had. The whole team that worked on my case stayed in contact letting me know the process of my case. The outcome was way more [than I] expected. The staff is friendly and helpful. I would recommend the NST law firm to friends and families. They are the best!”

“Abbey and the team are all wise as well as knowledgeable in their respective areas. Treated with absolute empathy and respect. Thank you NST.”

Legal Process for Negligent Security Claims in Jackson, MS

Navigating the legal claims process can be complex. If you choose to do it alone, you are more likely to not get the outcome you’re hoping for. That’s why it’s best to consult qualified unsafe property legal counsel as early as possible. Our security negligence law firm will be with you through each of the following steps:

Your initial consultation is free, and you do not have to hire us if you are not satisfied after this session. In other words, there is no downside to having your case reviewed by one of our skilled attorneys. If nothing else, you will receive peace of mind knowing your full legal rights and options. 

You will meet with a member of our seasoned team, either virtually, over the phone, or in person—whatever is most convenient to you. We will listen to the facts of your case and determine whether you have a viable claim against the defendant. We can also give you an estimate of how much your claim may be worth.

Next, our security injury attorneys will investigate the crime and collect evidence to strengthen your claim. One of the reasons you should secure legal support early on in the life of your case is to ensure that available evidence does not deteriorate or become lost. Examples of potentially important evidence include surveillance footage, physical evidence at the scene, records of earlier crimes committed on the premises, and witness testimonies. In particular, it is important to collect testimony before memories begin to fade.     

Insurance companies save money by denying or diminishing the value of the claims they receive. They will do whatever they can to achieve this goal. For instance, they might wrongly claim you were partially at fault for the accident. Our team will negotiate with insurance companies for you to get a full and fair settlement that covers all of your damages. 

If the insurance company refuses to settle for the amount you deserve, the next step is to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. This legal process can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, especially when you are still recovering from the accident. Do not worry. Our seasoned legal team has what it takes to build a strong case and prepare for proceedings before a judge and jury. 

Common Injuries in Inadequate Security Cases

The crimes that result from negligent security can lead to physical injuries, financial loss, and emotional suffering. Common injuries in inadequate security cases include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Stab and gunshot wounds
  • Sprains, strains, tears, and bruises
  • Facial and dental trauma
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries

Additionally, crime victims may experience mental health complications, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The impact of these conditions should not be underestimated in a negligent security case. They can significantly raise the value of your claim.

Examples of Inadequate Security in Jackson, MS

In one case of negligent security, a customer at a Kroger store in Jackson suffered serious face and eye injuries after she was assaulted and robbed in the store’s parking lot. The victim argued that the store failed to provide trained security guards. She received a $2,500,000 settlement award from multiple defendants.

In another case, a husband and wife were awarded a joint $4 million settlement for facial injuries, broken bones, and psychological trauma following an armed robbery in their rented room at InTown Motel. The plaintiffs argued that the motel should have known about the security risks on their property, including poor fencing, broken locks on bedroom doors, and the regular presence of loiterers and trespassers on the property.

Compensation Available in Negligent Security Claims

The compensation available after a negligent security claim will depend on the extent and severity of your injuries. The more severe your damages, the higher your settlement is likely to be. 

Your compensation will also depend on how you approach the claim, including whether you secure high-quality legal representation. The inadequate security attorneys at NST Law have a proven track record of winning, and we’ve recovered more than $2 billion for injury victims. 

Damages you can recover through a personal injury lawsuit normally comes in three categories:

  • Economic damages – Quantifiable expenses you’ve incurred from the violent crime incident, including medical treatment costs, damaged property, lost wages, and burial/funeral fees in cases involving wrongful death.
  • Non-economic damages – Intangible losses due to the impact that a negligent security incident has had on your life, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages – Although rare, a judge may award punitive damages to punish the defendant for gross negligence or otherwise egregious behavior.
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Preventive Measures and Property Owner Responsibilities

Whether at an apartment complex, grocery store, mall, or hotel, property owners should know the legal implications of failing to provide sufficient security to keep lawful guests safe.

Proving negligence and liability in inadequate security cases differs from other personal injury claims. The Mississippi Landowners Protection Act (2019) added a layer of protection for property owners/operators by limiting their liability in lawsuits brought against them for injuries caused by third parties. Now, injury victims must show that: 

  1. The conduct of the third party occurred on the  property;
  2. The conduct of the person who owns, leases, operates, maintains, or manages the property actively and affirmatively, with a degree of conscious decision-making, impelled the conduct of the third party; and
  3. The third party’s conduct proximately caused the economic and non-economic damages suffered by the victim.

This standard raises the bar for plaintiffs, which makes it even more crucial that victims in negligent security cases in Mississippi work closely with a skilled attorney. NST Law has the skills and resources needed to push back against negligent property owners eager to skirt liability.

Call the Champs: Speak With Our Jackson Negligent Security Lawyers Today

NST Law is a nationally recognized, full-service personal injury law firm with local offices in Jackson and throughout Mississippi. We take pride in offering high-quality, tailored legal services to help personal injury victims secure the full and fair compensation they deserve. 

If you or your loved one have been a victim of negligent security, one of our attorneys can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages. Our Jackson negligent security lawyers are ready to listen to your case and fight for your rights. Contact us by calling (601) 362-5222 or filling out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

Our Jackson, MS Office

125 South Congress St
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Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-362-5222
Fax: 601-991-3465

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.