Apartment Crime Lawyer Memphis TN

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Did you or a loved one suffer a catastrophic injury due to violent crime in Memphis, perhaps at an apartment complex and need help from a top apartment crime lawyer Memphis, TN has to offer? An armed robbery gone bad? A gunshot? A stabbing? Do you or your family have medical bills, funeral expenses, or lost time from work? Do you wonder if something should have been done to prevent the injury or death?

Innocent people become victims because they assume that all landlords and business owners are responsible people who take basic steps to prevent foreseeable violent crime. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

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Did you or a loved one suffer a catastrophic injury due to violent crime in Memphis, perhaps at an apartment complex and need help from a top apartment crime lawyer Memphis, TN has to offer? An armed robbery gone bad? A gunshot? A stabbing? Do you or your family have medical bills, funeral expenses, or lost time from work? Do you wonder if something should have been done to prevent the injury or death?

Innocent people become victims because they assume that all landlords and business owners are responsible people who take basic steps to prevent foreseeable violent crime. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Apartment crime is on the rise in Memphis, TN, and when local law enforcement efforts fall short, victims may have more success in recovering their losses by hiring a lawyer. Wiseman Bray represents residents in Memphis, TN who have suffered significant losses due to crime and negligence of apartment dwelling management companies and owners. To discuss your case with our apartment crime lawyer in Memphis, TN, contact us today.

How Can a Negligent Security Lawyer Help Me?

Have you recently been assaulted in an apartment building parking lot or harmed by an individual trespassing on apartment property? Did you think you were safe, but unfortunately, were misled about the level of security in your building or a building you were visiting? If so, you are encouraged to call an experienced Memphis, Tennessee apartment crime lawyer today in order to explore your legal options. Not all law firms will handle apartment crime cases, even many premise liability lawyers do not specialize in such claims. It is therefore advisable to choose a firm with many years of experience in negligent security law. The legal team at Wiseman Bray PLLC has this kind of specialized experience and has a history of advocating on behalf of apartment crime victims, and we would be honored to help you navigate your legal situation as well.

What can make these cases so complicated is that a judge or jury must be able to determine what dangers, or safety hazards, could have been foreseeable, within reason, and avoided by those responsible for the security of the building in question. The way in which the law can be interpreted is considerably vague and largely dependent on the circumstances of the situation. For this reason, you should have an experienced Memphis, TN apartment crime lawyer on your side who is able to investigate the case and explore all angles.

You don’t want to have a generalized firm or a legal advocate who mostly handles estate law, for example, and dabbles in this field. Rather, you should want a lawyer who is skilled, experienced, and diligent in their ability to access outside resources, including security experts. When you work with an experienced Memphis, TN apartment crime lawyer, you can feel peace of mind in knowing your attorney has established relationships with external experts who may be able to bolster the strength of your case.

To better explain how an experienced Memphis, TN apartment crime lawyer can assist you as your case progresses, let’s use an example of a security guard at the entrance of an apartment complex. Some property owners believe that because they have a security guard in place, they have met legal requirements and would not be held responsible in the event of an attack. This is not necessarily true. Our lawyers may probe:

    • All security measures in place
    • Whether there were any security plans
    • The qualifications and training of the security guards and firm
    • The quality of security equipment being used
  • Whether the security plan was managed properly

Examples of Negligence That Might Be Established

    • Insufficient training on part of the security guards
    • Poor lighting in certain areas
    • Unsecure grounds
  • Lack of sufficient security patrolling the grounds

Criminal Activity in Apartment Complexes

Apartment complexes can be a magnet for criminals because they offer a number of victims within a small area, making it faster and more efficient for them to steal large quantities of possessions. These criminals are often violent, and when confronted, victims may be at high risk for serious or fatal physical assaults. Our apartment crime lawyer in Memphis, TN is familiar with all of these scenarios. In fact, common criminal activity in apartment complexes includes all of the following:

    •        Robbery or burglary. This can occur even when occupants of an apartment are home. Their possessions may be stolen from them in their presence at gunpoint, or while they and their children are asleep.
    •        Rape. This can occur before or after stealing from the occupants, and victims of this heinous crime are not limited to adult women.
    •        Homicide. If a criminal is confronted and feels threatened, they may kill the victims. However, they may kill the victims regardless.
  •        Drug possession, use, purchase, and distribution. Drug addiction goes hand in hand with theft. A common downward spiral begins when a person develops an addiction for drugs then cannot keep their job owing to their addictive behavior, they lose their job, they then turn to stealing in order to pay for drugs.

Who can a Memphis, TN apartment crime lawyer hold liable for my losses?

Because the thief likely has no money, which is why they are stealing, victims usually have an impossible challenge in recovering their damages from them. Even if the thief has a job and their wages are garnished, it can take many years before the victim recovers their losses. However, our Memphis, TN apartment crime lawyer can pursue damage recovery from those responsible for making sure that an apartment complex is safe. A damage claim can be filed against the apartment complex owner and/or the management company for a resident’s losses for any of the following reasons:

    •        Not notifying residents of current issues with theft.
    •        Not notifying potential new residents of current issues with theft before they decide to rent an apartment.
    •        Not providing reasonable crime deterrents such as security cameras and signage.
    •        Not installing sufficient lighting in garages, carports, walkways, common areas, or parking lots as a crime deterrent and to make it more difficult for thieves to steal undetected.
  •        Not sufficiently screening potential new residents and allowing crime activity to openly take place in and around the apartment complex.

If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced apartment crime lawyer in Memphis, TN, please call our firm today. Our legal team can help you to explore your legal options so that you can make an informed decision about your situation.

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As an apartment crime lawyer Memphis, TN trusts, we often discover that the large out-of-town companies own and operate apartment complexes and businesses in high crime neighborhoods, and they do little to protect their residents and visitors to the properties. Why? It’s quite simple — spending money on security hurts the bottom line.

As an apartment crime lawyer Memphis, TN counts on at Wiseman Bray PLLC has significant experience fighting passionately and getting civil justice for victims who have suffered catastrophic injury due to violent crime. Our commitment to fighting crime is second to none. The team is led by Harvard Law graduate Lang Wiseman, who has twice served as Campaign Chairman for the current Memphis and Shelby County District Attorney, Amy Weirich. He is also a member of the respected National Crime Victim Bar Association . Please visit the NCVBA website for informational booklets and other material.

CONTACT ONE OF OUR APARTMENT CRIME INJURY LAWYERS IN MEMPHIS OR NASHVILLE TN TODAY.

If you’ve suffered serious injury as the result of seemingly random violent crime in Memphis or the surrounding area, let us investigate to see if we can help you get justice. Call an apartment crime lawyer Memphis, TN relies on.