Jackson, TN Apartment Complex Safety
Tennessee apartment complex owners owe a duty to their residents to take reasonable steps to ensure the premises are adequately maintained. Not only does this include repairing visibly broken steps or obvious electrical issues, but it also includes taking steps to guard against foreseeable third-party attacks. Crime can be reduced by providing adequate lighting, security systems, door and window locks, working gates, and security guards. If you or a loved one has been attacked, shot, sexually assaulted, or injured by a third-party, our experienced Jackson inadequate security attorneys are here to listen and help you recover for your injuries. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee with over 30 attorneys and over 100 staff members who are willing and ready to actively fight for your right to recovery.
Injuries Caused by Negligent Security at an Apartment Complex
To prove that a property owner breached a duty owed to you, it may be necessary to show that the unwanted third-party attack was foreseeable. If it was not foreseeable, the landlord or property manager may not be found liable for actions taken by third-parties on the premises. Two examples will better show how this works:
- Jackson apartment complex number one is in a high crime area with numerous assaults occurring within a half mile radius in the past six months. Additionally, the apartment complex itself has been victimized by robbery and theft and the owner has not fixed the broken gate entrance or hired a new security guard since the last one left. One night you are carrying your groceries from your car to your apartment when you are attacked. Here, there is evidence suggesting the landlord could have taken measures to counteract the surroundings around the property.
- Jackson apartment complex number two is in an area that has not seen a single crime in the past year. It is well gated, has a security guard on duty, and is well lit. Here, as you are walking your dog on the sidewalk outside the property, a third-party attacker assaults you, causing you severe injuries. If the landlord was not aware of any crime in the area and sufficient security measures were in place, the landlord or owner may not be responsible. However, if the owner knew a dangerous non-resident was on the property but failed to take reasonable steps to remedy the situation, there may be some liability. An apartment complex safety attorney in the Jackson area can help a victim explore their options.
Many times, even after the perpetrator has been prosecuted for the criminal act, victims without restitution will not be fully compensated for the injuries they sustained, which could be medical bills, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Mental anguish may be significant if the victim was raped. Our attorneys understand how to develop and implement effective strategies to approach each negotiation and pursue economic losses such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, permanent disfigurement, and mental anguish. It is often necessary to retain qualified expert witnesses to testify on the plaintiff’s behalf.
Discuss Your Apartment Complex Safety Case with a Jackson Lawyer
The traumatizing effects that criminal attacks have on victims and family members are hard to overcome. In many cases, perpetrators do not have the resources to provide compensation for injuries to their victims. However, it may be possible to hold a landlord responsible if proper security measures were not taken to prevent third-party attacks from occurring. People injured because of a property owner’s failure to provide proper security should contact the Jackson apartment complex safety lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a premises liability attorney. NST is the way to go.