Negligent Security

We are Little Rock Attorneys for Premises Liability

When the average person thinks of Premises Liability they likely think of “slip and fall” cases. While “slip and falls” are perhaps the most common type of premises liability case, there are many other contexts in which property owners can be held responsible, including Negligent Security, which can have devastating consequences for the community.

We are Little Rock Lawyers for Victims of Violent Crimes.

If you or your family has been harmed by criminal activity or violent crime that was made possible by Negligent or Inadequate Security on a property, Green & Gillispie will aggressively represent you and make sure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We will help you pursue justice and the full and fair compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, future costs, wrongful death and more.

Did Inadequate Security Play A Role In Your Personal Injury?

To cover all of your losses, it is important to seek damages from all liable parties. When we investigate the case, we will determine who the liable parties are. As skilled trial lawyers, we know how to build strong cases for full and fair compensation.

Were You Injured as a Result of Inadequate Security?

What constitutes inadequate security?

Inadequate security can be defined in many ways, but it must be proven as a cause of your injuries for you to be able to recover compensation as a result. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, working to show cause and maximize your recovery.

There are several questions that can help determine whether inadequate security led to your injury:

  • Were security cameras or alarms on the property, and were they properly monitored?
  • Was there sufficient lighting in the parking lots, walkways and staircases?
  • Was there sufficient security staff?
  • Were there incidents of crime on or near the property in the past?
  • Were tenants informed by their property manager of ongoing criminal activity?
  • Were off-duty police hired to patrol the premises?
  • Was the property adequately maintained (such as buildings, shrubbery, locks, metal detectors or other security equipment)?
  • Was there sufficient access control to screen visitors on the property?
  • Were there procedures in place for protecting against crime for visitors on the property?

We are Little Rock attorneys experienced in premises liability.

We have represented victims in lawsuits against perpetrators, businesses, and institutions, including successful lawsuits against bars, nightclubs, funeral homes, retail stores, convenience stores, parking lots, shopping centers, apartment buildings, hospitals, restaurants, and day care centers.

And we can help you! Give us a call!

Negligent or Inadequate Security often results in:

  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Nightclub and bar violence
  • Gunshot and knife wounds
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Burglary and robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Workplace violence
  • Murder and wrongful death
  • Criminal activity at apartment complexes

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

You pay nothing out-of-pocket. Personal injury cases are taken by lawyers on a contingency basis, or a percentage of the gross settlement or award that is spelled out in our written contingency agreement with you. If we recover nothing, then you pay nothing. In complex injury cases, attorneys will usually ask for a higher percentage because the case will require much more expense, resources, work and skills. Also, in some cases the percentage is determined by statute or state law.

Got more questions? Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

How much is my injury claim worth?

It depends on the degree of liability of the other party, your own conduct, how serious your injuries are, how they affect your life, your ability to work and earn an income, the reasonableness of your medical care and costs, and if your injury will be permanent, among many other factors that are considered in evaluating a claim. Of course, what insurance is available is also a consideration. No two cases are exactly alike, and no attorney can or should guarantee that you will receive a certain amount.

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What damages can I collect for my injury claim?

You are entitled to economic or special damages that include your medical expenses, property damage, and income loss. You can also collect general or non-economic damages for your pain and suffering against the responsible party, and for how your injuries have diminished your enjoyment of life. Emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, embarrassment over scarring or disfigurement, insomnia, development of an addiction to pain medication, and other trauma are also part of your damages. If the defendant’s conduct was especially egregious, malicious, or grossly negligent, you could be awarded punitive damages as well.

Got more questions? Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer if my case is so clear-cut?

Few injury claims are clear-cut as to who is at fault, and there may be other parties who were responsible. But even if another party admits liability, you can harm your case by talking to adjusters and investigators and unknowingly making comments that could place some fault on yourself or that minimizes your injuries. There are also issues about the extent or seriousness of your injuries and proof of your damages that insurance companies will question and challenge. There are many factors that insurance companies consider when handling and evaluating claims. Your Green & Gillispie injury lawyer is trained and experienced in these issues and in how to deal with and negotiate with insurance companies.

Got more questions? Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

How do I know if I have an injury claim?

Talk to a personal injury lawyer who will review the facts of your case and the applicable laws. Usually, if someone or a company acted carelessly or even intentionally in causing your injuries, you can bring a claim against that person or business personally or depending on the nature of the accident, against that party’s auto policy, homeowner’s policy, commercial liability insurance, or the person’s employer if they were on the job at the time. There may be other insurance policies that apply as well.

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How long do I have to bring an injury claim?

In Arkansas, you generally have 3-years from the date of injury or when you discovered or should have discovered your injury. Persons under 18 when injured generally have 3-years after they turn 18 to file a claim. In some complex cases, you may not realize what caused your injuries until years later but may still bring a claim under some circumstances. Keep in mind that some causes of action, such as intentional torts like assault and battery, only provide a 1-year statute of limitations. 

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I was injured at work and am collecting workers’ compensation. Can I still sue the person who caused my injuries?

You cannot sue your employer in Arkansas, but you could bring a personal injury claim against an outside contractor or other thirdparty. If you were driving a company car and another driver caused your accident, you can sue that party. If you were injured by a defective machine or piece of equipment, or by being exposed to toxins at your workplace, you could bring a product liability action against the designer, manufacturer or marketer of the product. Workers’ compensation, though, may have a lien or claim against whatever proceeds you collect in a third-party claim.

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