Tupelo Apartment Complex Safety
Prospective tenants look at many features when deciding on an apartment complex to move into. Tenants look at price, location, amenities, and the condition of the property. Apartment complex safety is always a major consideration as well. Some complexes will promise to provide safety, including guards and controlled-access security gates. What if you move into the complex but later fall victim to a criminal attack? What if management allows a dangerous condition to worsen and your child gets hurt as a result? To discuss your situation with a Tupelo apartment complex safety lawyer, call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our firm has assisted injured victims throughout the South for more than 30 years, and we are ready to take your call 24/7.
Holding Property Owners and Managers Accountable
If you were the victim of a criminal attack, an obvious defendant to pursue for your injuries would be the perpetrator. However, that person may not have the funds or assets to fully compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic loss suffered such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. If you were the victim of a crime at an apartment complex, you can call the Tupelo Police Department to report it. Their main phone number is (662) 841-4691.
Apartment complex safety cases are always fact-specific. This means being able to prove liability will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. Many negligent security cases arise out of criminals committing the following acts:
To prove liability of a corporate defendant, like a Tupelo apartment complex owner or property management company, you will need to show negligence. This often entails proving notice of criminal activity on the premises, knowledge of prior attacks, and failure to act reasonably based on the notice or knowledge. If the apartment complex was located in a high crime area of Tupelo and the main entrance gate to the complex was broken, allowing easy access for the criminal, a jury could decide that management should have assigned security guards to monitor all individuals entering and leaving the property. Proving liability often requires expert testimony.
Successfully handling an apartment complex safety case in Tupelo will require your apartment complex safety attorney to monitor the individual defendant’s case in criminal court. For instance, if the defendant testifies at trial, testimony given under oath in criminal court could be used to gather information for the civil case against the property owner or manager. Failure to properly assert your claim or meet the applicable burden of proof could result in your claim being dismissed with prejudice. This would mean that you could forever lose your right to recover damages, which may be substantial if you were the victim of a criminal attack.
Speak with an Experienced Tupelo Apartment Complex Safety Attorney Today
A case against a property owner for inadequate security will have many moving parts. It is critical to immediately take steps to begin protecting your rights, which include investigating the incident, interviewing witnesses, and confirming the identities of all potential defendants. This information will be necessary for asserting a convincing case and assisting you in recovering the compensation to which you are entitled. To discuss your case with one of our Tupelo lawyers, call 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.