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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.

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