Nashville Inadequate Security Lawyer
If you or someone you love suffered injuries as a result of an attack that occurred on or near business premises, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation under the theory of inadequate or negligent security.
In Tennessee, in certain circumstances, business owners have a duty to take reasonable measures to protect their patrons from criminal acts that may occur on their business premises. That duty is not absolute. However, if a business knows, due to past criminal acts on its premises or in nearby areas, that its customers may become victims of crime, the business has a duty to provide adequate security measures. Such measures may include the installation of fencing, increased lighting, and/or security cameras, or the hiring of security guards. What measures would be “adequate” depends in part on the severity of the harm that may occur, and on the degree of likelihood that such harm will happen.
In determining the foreseeability of harm that would require a business owner to take measures to protect its patrons, Tennessee courts look at evidence of prior crimes that occurred in the area. The number of such crimes, their location (i.e. their closeness to the business premises), and their similarity to the crime at issue in a particular case are all factors that the courts consider.
Thus, if you are considering bringing a claim of inadequate security, you should discuss your situation with an experienced Tennessee premises liability attorney. Such an attorney would promptly begin a thorough investigation of the history of criminal acts in the area where you were attacked, as well as of any security measurers that may have been present in your case.
From our Nashville offices, the experienced Tennessee premises liability attorneys of Raybin & Weissman, P.C., represent clients in inadequate security cases throughout Tennessee. Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our injured clients. Since 1976, our firm has proven its dedication to exceptional personalized service and aggressive representation in each case that we undertake.
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