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NST Law Attorney

Inadequate Security Lawyer
Jackson, TN

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Property owners who fail to maintain adequate security to prevent foreseeable risks are liable for injuries a patron or guest sustains from a crime on their premises. You can file a claim to recover damages from the property owner, including medical costs, emotional trauma, and lost wages. The knowledgeable negligent security lawyers at NST Law are ready to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

Commercial property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and free from security risks for their guests or patrons. This includes taking proper stops to prevent reasonably foreseeable crimes like robbery and assault. Such steps may include providing adequate lighting, installing security cameras, locking doors and windows, and hiring security guards.

You can sue a property owner when you get hurt in a foreseeable crime on their premises due to their failure to maintain reasonable security. However, most businesses and landlords are unwilling to pay victims of negligent security what they truly deserve for injuries and property loss.

If you’ve suffered an injury or any other damage caused by inadequate security on commercial property, call NST Law for compassionate legal support. Let our Jackson, Tennessee, negligent security lawyers build a customized case strategy that holds the negligent property owner fully accountable for your pain.

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Why NST Law is the Best Choice for Your Inadequate Security Claim

With over 30 attorneys and 130 administrative staff members, you can rest assured that your inadequate security case is getting the personalized attention it deserves at NST Law. We have been Champions for the Injured since 1990, obtaining settlements for thousands of victims injured by others’ negligence.

Our Jackson, Tennessee, personal injury attorneys provide constant communication, updating you on the progress of your case and answering your questions promptly so you can focus on getting your life back on track.

Unlike other law firms, our team doesn’t back down from insurance companies. We won’t settle for an insufficient amount and aren’t afraid to take inadequate security lawsuits to trial.

Besides the work in litigation, our attorneys are also key volunteers in nonprofit organizations that provide free legal support to minority and low-income households. Call the champs today at 731-257-2616 to schedule a consultation.

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Proving Liability Under Tennessee Negligent Security Law

To show a property owner’s liability for negligent security, you must prove the incident was foreseeable. This means the defendant could foresee the risk of a crime but failed to take action to protect their customers or guests from harm.

For instance, say a robber physically assaults you and steals your valuables in a restaurant parking lot notorious for such incidents. If the restaurant owner has not taken any measures to curb these robberies, you can justifiably sue them for your injuries.

However, it might be harder to prove liability if you’re attacked in a well-lit mall parking lot with security guards and cameras. In this case, the landlord anticipated security risks in such a setting and has taken reasonable steps to secure the area and protect patrons.

Property owners often invoke the defense that they could not foresee the security risk. This is why you need an attorney who has dealt with numerous insurance companies to gather and present evidence that proves otherwise.

Examples of negligent security cases in Jackson that show the owner’s liability include:

  • Failure to address security concerns reported by patrons or tenants
  • Failure to provide adequate lighting in a parking lot and hallways
  • Failure to install security measures such as alarms and cameras
  • Failure to provide functional door and window locks
  • Failure to conduct background checks on security personnel
  • Lack of apartment complex safety features as advertised

What Damages Can an Inadequate Security Attorney Help Recover?

Inadequate security can lead to criminal activity such as robberies, physical assaults, petty theft, rape, and even murder. These accidents leave victims with serious bodily injuries and financial loss, not to mention the lifelong mental trauma such incidents can cause. You’ll need compensation to support your recovery and hold the negligent property owner accountable.

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Your attorney will identify all avenues you can use to recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Past, ongoing, and future medical treatment for your injuries
  • Therapy costs
  • Lost wages and inability to earn future income
  • Property loss or damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death damages

What to Do After a Negligent Security Accident in Jackson, TN

Unfortunately, the defendant can use anything you do or fail to do after a negligent security assault to reduce or deny compensation altogether. Even after sustaining injuries or the aftershock of a criminal attack, it’s still the victim’s responsibility to protect their future well-being.

Here are a few things you can do to safeguard your health and the chances of pursuing compensation:


Call 911: Notifying law enforcement right away allows them to respond faster and may lead to an immediate arrest of the attacker. After visiting the scene, the police will also prepare a report that serves as evidence and can maximize your negligent security settlement.


Seek medical attention: Get a physician’s evaluation immediately, even if you don’t feel pain or have no apparent physical injuries. Adrenaline hormones produced after an assault can prevent pain from manifesting immediately, but a doctor’s evaluation will detect any injuries. A medical report and accompanying bills are also vital pieces of evidence when calculating your total compensation.


Collect any evidence you can: Preserving evidence is crucial in inadequate security claims. If you are able, gather all evidence you can. Speak to eyewitnesses and get their contact information accounts. Take photographs or videos of your injuries and the damaged property. Document the security conditions at the scene.


Consult a negligent security attorney: Don’t wait to call an attorney. Most importantly, don’t speak with the defendant’s insurance company or sign any forms without first seeking legal advice. A Jackson negligent security lawyer will determine what your case is worth and ensure that’s the compensation you get.

Call a Jackson Negligent Security Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime due to negligent security, contact the experienced team at NST Law in Jackson, Tennessee, today. Our skilled lawyers will provide the legal representation and guidance you need to seek justice and compensation for your losses. Don’t wait. Call us now and take the first step toward holding negligent property owners accountable.

Negligent Security Lawyer FAQ

Besides pressing criminal charges, you can also seek compensation for your injuries from a property owner who failed to provide adequate security. An attorney in Jackson can interpret the law and analyze evidence to determine whether you have a viable claim.

A property owner’s inaction and the foreseeability of the crime are the most vital issues to consider when determining your eligibility for a claim. But like all premises liability claims, you’ll also need to show you were on the property lawfully, provide evidence that the owner’s negligence is the direct cause of your injuries, and prove the damages you suffered. Let our attorneys bear the burden of gathering this evidence as you focus on healing. 

The statute of limitations for inadequate security claims and all other personal injury cases in Tennessee is one year from the incident or when you discovered the injuries. If you wait too long to file a claim, the court might dismiss your case, and you might lose any shot at recovering compensation. 

It is difficult to determine the full amount you deserve in such claims. Every case is different, and there is no standard settlement amount. The analysis requires identifying all your damages and reviewing your unique situation. NST Law negligent security attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for victims in similar cases. Schedule a free online or onsite consultation with us to find out how much your case might be worth. 

Winning inadequate security injury cases requires compelling evidence to prove a property owner’s failure to provide reasonable protection. An attorney will investigate the incident, gather evidence from as many sources as possible and build a strong case for your claim. The insurance company will likely have a legal team as well. Your negligent security lawyer at NST Law uses this evidence and our legal expertise to counter defenses and fight for the maximum recovery.


2709 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: 731-257-2616

Fax: 731-951-0090

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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.
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