Request Your Free Consultation
Get Started Right Away! Schedule your first consultation with the firm now.
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please select an option.
  • Please enter a message.
    • The submission of this website form does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Unless a formal relationship has been established in writing, the information presented throughout this site, and any response to this web inquiry, either verbal or in writing, should be considered for informational purposes only, and any information provided to the firm should not be viewed as privileged or confidential.

Negligent Security

Claims Against Apartment Complexes in Corpus Christi, TX

Your Landlord May be Liable for Crimes Committed on Your Property

Being the victim of a crime can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are subject to the wrongdoing in or around your home. Some criminal acts, or “intentional torts” are random and unpredictable. Others, however, are devastatingly preventable.

If the crime you suffered could have been thwarted by your landlord’s reasonable care, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

At The Daspit Law Firm, we can help you develop a case and retrieve the resources you need to recover from the consequences of a crime against you.

Below, you can find some questions that may reveal the strength of your case:

Was the Crime Foreseeable?

Foreseeability will be the foundation for any premises liability claim you file because landlords are required by law to keep their property reasonably safe from foreseeable harm.

If your landlord let a lawbreaking tenant move in without asking for a background check, for example, they neglected to act reasonably. Many individuals with a criminal background can be expected to commit a crime, so any acts against you could be considered foreseeable.

If the crime you experienced was foreseeable, call our firm at (888) 326-3534 today.

Was the Crime Part of a Pattern?

When a crime or series of crimes occur before a crime is committed against you, your situation can be considered foreseeable. This phenomenon is called the prior crime rule. Prior crimes do not have to be similar to what happened to you, but they do have to exhibit a pattern. You may be able to identify a pattern by examining police crime logs, but you should recruit an attorney to assist you.

Our entire team of attorneysis ready and willing to help!

Did Your Apartment Complex Have Security in Place?

A lack of security may have contributed to the crime, and if it did, this fact can strengthen your case. If you can prove that your complex was missing security and that the lack of security caused your crime, you can also establish your landlord’s negligence.

When a landlord fails to keep your property safe, you can hold them accountable.

Examples of negligent security include:

  • Broken security gates
  • Poor lighting
  • Dysfunctional security cameras
  • Absence of a security guard on site

If your claim involves any of the factors above, call us at (888) 326-3534 right away.

Who Committed the Crime?

Tenants, employees, and strangers can all commit crimes within apartment complexes. If you were harmed by an employee, your landlord could be liable for negligent hiring.

All landlords have a legal duty to perform a background check on employees they hire. When this duty is violated, and you are harmed as a result, your landlord can face legal responsibility for their actions or lack thereof.

Are You Ready for a Free Consultation?

Sometimes, a crime can make a convincing premises liability case. If you feel you have a valid claim after reading this page, do not hesitate to contact The Daspit Law Firm in Corpus Christi.

We are proud to serve injured victims throughout the state of Texas and beyond. We have a versatile team with decades of combined experience and won’t shy away from a complex case.

If you’re ready to take the next step, call (888) 326-3534 for a free case evaluation.

Just a Few Reasons to
Choose the Daspit Law

  • We Get to Know Clients on a Personal Level
  • There Are No Legal Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Make Home and Hospital Visits for Clients
  • Our Firm Offers Free and Confidential Case Reviews
  • We're Available 24/7, At Night and On Weekends

What Our
Clients Are Saying

  • Look no further if you need a lawyer!!!

    “My daughters and I were hit from behind from a major grocery store's truck. The man admitted he was on the phone, and then tried to lie.”

    Claudine P.

  • Corey did a good job with everything from start to finish. I would definitely use Corey again!

    “Me and my little brother were recently in a car accident in midtown. My brother didn't get hurt but I wasn't as lucky.”

    Leslie N.

  • The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family.

    “The overall experience was great! Brandon did a great job and made me feel like family. It's not something I wanted to have to go through in general but Brandon made it a very easy process! Definitely recommend to others!”

    Michael S.

  • Great experience at Daspit law! These guys really know what their doing.

    “Great experience at Daspit law! These guys really know what their doing. I had no idea it would be this easy. Corey stepped up and took care of everything!”

    Joanna C.

  • I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!

    “I hired Daspit Law firm last year to help me receive financial aid for my long term recovery after a serious auto accident I was involved in. They far exceed all my expectations with the settlement I received. I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!”

    Ellie J.