Jonesboro Inadequate Security
Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for the Rights of Injured Victims in Craighead County
If you have been injured on a commercial property in a criminal attack, you might be surprised to learn that you may have a claim against the property owner for negligence. While many people believe their only recourse is against the person who attacked him or her, if the business owner did not take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable attacks to their patrons, guests, or tenants, the business owner could be held liable for the injuries you or a loved one sustained under a theory of the law known as inadequate security. Our Jonesboro inadequate security attorneys are committed to serving those injured due to a property owner or manager’s negligence. With over 30 attorneys more than 120 support staff members, our law firm has the resources to mount an aggressive legal campaign on your behalf. Call us today for a free evaluation.
Jonesboro Inadequate Security Claims
Craighead County, Arkansas, has over 105,000 residents. In 2016 alone, there were more than 1,800 “crimes against persons,” according to the Arkansas Crime Information Center. This figure is 15% higher than the number of crimes against persons committed in 2015. These crimes took place all across the county, including in homes, private property, shopping centers, apartment complexes, schools, and other places of business.
Inadequate security claims often arise from the intentional or reckless acts of third-parties that cause an innocent victim to suffer severe injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been subjected to one of the following crimes, you should contact an inadequate security attorney in the Jonesboro area immediately:
- Sexual assault or rape
- Assault with a deadly weapon
Our attorneys will be able to quickly evaluate your claim and discuss your legal options with you. Cases involving improper security largely rely on the foreseeability of criminal attacks and the preventive measures taken to protect the business owner’s patrons and tenants. If the business, such as a shopping mall or apartment building, is in a crime-ridden area of town that is known for criminal activity, the business owner will likely have a heightened duty to provide more security measures than a business owner whose property is located in a safe area with relatively no crime. Signs a commercial property owner in Jonesboro failed to act reasonably under the circumstances might include:
- Poorly lit parking lots, walkways, and stairwells
- Not hiring security
- Hiring poorly trained guards
- Failing to fix broken security gates, doors, and windows
- Lack of security cameras
- Ignoring calls about suspicious activity
- Failing to respond to threats
If you have been attacked on a business property, the first thing you should do is call 911. More than likely, officers from the Jonesboro Police Department will be dispatched from 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401. The police department, which has been serving the City of Jonesboro since 1905, can conduct an investigation into what happened and gather evidence needed to support potential criminal charges against the wrongdoer. Ultimately, this evidence can be useful in your civil claim for monetary damages.
Contact an Inadequate Security Lawyer in Jonesboro Today
Those who have suffered from an attack due to inadequate security often are severely injured, both physically and emotionally. Many times, the innocent victim is unable to return to work, left with thousands of dollars in medical bills, and wondering who will be held accountable for all he or she has lost. Most people believe that they can only recover from the perpetrator who attacked them and do not realize that there are certain legal duties that businesses owe to customers and tenants under Arkansas law. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro inadequate security lawyers serve those injured due to inadequate security all throughout Craighead County and Arkansas. You can contact our office for a free consultation with a premises liability lawyer by calling 800-529-4004 or by using our online form. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.