Jonesboro Negligent Security
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 personal injury attorneys are committed to serving those injured due to a property owner or manager’s negligence. With 30+ attorneys and 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.