Archive for the ‘Inadequate Security’ Category
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
According to Lawyers USA, a Washington jury has returned a verdict of $46.4 million dollars in damages to three victims of a shooting spree in a Denny‚Äôs Restaurant.¬† The verdict is the result of an individual who entered Denny‚Äôs Restaurant and insulted Denny‚Äôs patrons, throwing dishes to the floor and picking a fight and announcing that he was going to ‚Äúsmoke someone.‚ÄĚ¬† Thirty seconds later he shot off eleven rounds striking a 28 year old bible college graduate causing serious and significant injuries including making him a quadriplegic.¬† Two other individuals suffered only minor injuries.
According to the Plaintiffs‚Äô attorney, ‚ÄúWe sued for Denny‚Äôs failure to provide protection for its customers and employees against foreseeable, predictable, and regularly occurring violence during the late night shift, particularly Fridays and Saturdays.‚ÄĚ¬† After a four week trial, the jury returned the verdict in the amount of $46.4 dollars in damages to the three victims.¬† Prior to the jury‚Äôs verdict, the parties reached a settlement.
The law firm of Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz, PLC, also known as NST, is the largest Plaintiffs‚Äô law firm in Tennessee.¬† NST has 28 lawyers, and handles cases against commercial establishments which do not provide reasonable security for their employees and customers.¬† The attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz pursue cases in which commercial establishments do not provide protection for their customers and employees against foreseeable and predictable acts of violence.¬† Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has the resources to pursue cases against commercial establishments such as restaurants and shopping centers who fail to provide adequate security causing serious harm to individuals. NST lawyers have experience with obtaining data to demonstrate the patterns of crime that existed in certain areas and thus placing a duty on a commercial establishment to provide security for its guests.¬† The lawyers at NST attend seminars both locally and nationally to master the evolving trends in the law.
In proving inadequate security cases, the lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz hire security experts to demonstrate that defendants had failed to proved adequate and reasonable protection for their employees and customers.¬† If you or your family members have suffered a serious or significant accident as a result of the violent behavior of an individual at a shopping center or a restaurant, contact the attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC at (901) 683-7000, or 1-877-683-7001, or at nstlaw.com.
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
In Charlotte, NC, a woman filed suit against a hotel, claiming that one of its bartenders served her a drink that made her dizzy, forced his way into her hotel room, and then raped her.¬† The suit alleges that the hotel did not take adequate precautions to protect her from being raped because it either knew or should have known the bartender had acted like that in the past.¬† The suit also alleges the hotel did not have sufficient security to protect guests, such as a video surveillance system in the hallways. The prevailing law in Tennessee for situations like these is that business owners can be liable for crimes that occur on their property and must protect customers from crimes it either knows or should have known are reasonably foreseeable against its patrons on its premises.¬† For example, a business located in a high-crime area might be required to take extra steps to secure its premises from criminals.
The lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) have been helping victims who have suffered injuries resulting from the negligence of others in Tennessee for over 20 years.¬† Every day, people are robbed, raped, drugged, or assaulted while on the premises of another, and at NST, we do our best to ensure Tennessee businesses maintain safe locations and hold them accountable.¬† The 28 lawyers of NST are dedicated to and have experience fighting for clients to receive maximum compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering resulting from injuries.¬† If you are injured from another‚Äôs negligence in Tennessee, you need lawyers like the ones at NST who care about you personally and will fight for you.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else‚Äôs negligence, call NST at¬†(901) 683-7000.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs law firm in Tennessee that helps victims of someone else‚Äôs negligence recover damages, representing clients in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and all surrounding counties in Tennessee, as well as Jonesboro, Arkansas and Jackson, Mississippi. Our 28 lawyers have experience fighting for clients to receive maximum compensation, and if you are a victim of another‚Äôs negligence, you need an experienced Tennessee crime victim attorney who has had success in these types of cases involving inadequate security.
At NST, we care about each of our clients and have the resources to help obtain the best possible results.¬† Call NST today at¬†(901) 683-7000 and let our team go to work for you.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Inadequate security measures by property owners and managers can result in apartment residents and hotel guests being victims of violent crimes.¬† It is tragic when an apartment resident, hotel guest or other business patron is the victim of a preventable violent crime.¬† Tennessee premises liability law generally governs inadequate security cases.¬† Under Tennessee premise liability law, an apartment tenant as well as a patron to a hotel or other business is classified as an invitee because the tenant has a mutually beneficial business relationship with the owner of the property.¬† Because the owner of the property is in a much better position to have knowledge of past crimes on the property and in the vicinity, the owner has an obligation to take reasonable steps to protect tenants and business patrons through the exercise of ordinary care. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC has been helping Tennessee violent crime victims recover against property owners for inadequate security for over 20 years.
Lawsuits involving inadequate security require extensive investigation and expert evaluation regarding the past criminal activity on the premises and crime patterns in the vicinity.¬† It must be established that the past criminal activity in the area should have put the property owner on notice of the need for appropriate security measures.¬† While the initial inquiry is whether prior criminal activity on the premises would have lead a reasonable property owner to implement security measures, the past criminal activity does not need to be particularly similar in terms of the type of criminal offense.
If the past criminal activity in the area is sufficient that a reasonable property owner should have seen the need to implement security measures, the question becomes whether the measures implemented were sufficient given the prior criminal activity.¬† This is a fact-intensive inquiry that is likely to depend on the circumstances of the case.¬† At NST Law, we have employed security industry experts with a law enforcement background to prepare expert reports and testimony regarding prior crimes and crime patterns in the area.¬† Generally, the more serious and prevalent the prior criminal activity in the area the more security precautions that are appropriate.¬† There is obviously a lot of gray area so it is important to have an experienced inadequate security lawyer that works closely with security industry experts.¬† If a property owner has armed security patrols, locks on the doors, and adequate lighting, this will typically be deemed adequate.¬† The security precautions taken by some property owners fall far short of such measures.
Inadequate security cases are tragic because the lives of crime victims are often permanently affected by criminal assaults that could have been prevented by an $8 per hour security guard. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we may utilize security experts to analyze crime patterns and security measures in place in light of the seriousness and frequency of past criminal activity in the area.¬† The expert will also be able to recommend the appropriate types of inexpensive security measures that could have prevented the violent crime.
Nahon Saharovich Trotz has offices in Memphis, Jackson and Knoxville, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; and Jonesboro, Arkansas with the experience and resources necessary to fully investigate and help successfully resolve your Tennessee inadequate security cases.¬† Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs law firm in Tennessee that helps injured people recover compensation due to someone else‚Äôs negligence.¬† Call us today for your free no obligation initial consultation at 1-800-LAW-4004 (1-800-529-4004) or visit us on the web at www.nstlaw.com. No matter where you are in Tennessee, we are just a phone call away.
Memphis, TN Office
488 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Jackson, TN Office
2709 North Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: 731- 427-5550
Knoxville, TN Office
408 North Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Jackson, MS Office
460 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Jonesboro, AR Office
922 South Main Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401