Inadequate Security From Crime
If you or a loved one has been the victim of crime on someone else’s property contact Tennessee Inadequate Security lawyer Mark C. Hartsoe. The Hartsoe Law Firm represents victims of crime caused by the negligence of property owners who may be held legally liable for failing to protect its customers and visitors from foreseeable crime. Businesses that fail to provide adequate lighting or other appropriate security safeguards such as hiring security guards, installing and maintaining appropriate security and monitoring equipment, properly monitoring security cameras or a negligent act by security guards create situations where it is foreseeable that violent crime can occur.
The Hartsoe Law Firm fights for victims of crimes and their families to recover damages due to wrongful death or violent physical or sexual assault. Mark Hartsoe has substantial experience in this area. Mr. Hartsoe recently represented a family from Michigan whose husband/father was shot and killed at a restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee. After two years of litigation in Federal Court, the case was concluded with a confidential settlement. In the case the widow through her lawyer Mark Hartsoe, alleged in the Complaint that the restaurant management had received several warnings of the gunman’s erratic conduct but failed to take appropriate action to safeguard the customer. As a result of failing to take appropriate action, the 35 year old family man from Michigan was shot and killed. During the two years of litigation, numerous depositions were taken throughout the United States. Hartsoe worked closely with nationally recognized expert witnesses and frequently visited the family in Michigan to get to know the family better and learn what they were going through following the death of their father/husband.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a violent crime on someone else’s business or other commercial property, please contact Mr. Hartsoe so that he can evaluate your case. Action taken immediately after the event is critical in establishing liability. The insurance company will hire investigators who will interview witnesses and preserve evidence. Crime victims need to act promptly to ensure the best chance of recovering fair compensation for the damages associated with the criminal act.