Our home is the one place we always expect to be safe. Unfortunately, apartment complexes can become a danger when there are lax safety measures put in place. If you have been assaulted in your apartment complex due to negligent security, learn how to take action against those responsible.
Property Owners’ Responsibility
Property owners are expected to maintain safe premises for tenants, guests of tenants, and those hired to work on the property. When this does not happen, people may be injured or assaulted as a result.
On an apartment complex, for example, property owners are supposed to take reasonable steps to prevent crime on their premises. If a crime like robbery, sexual assault, battery, firearm injuries, or something else could have been prevented with adequate security measures, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
Common examples of negligent security measures include, but are not limited to:
- Failing to install or monitor security cameras
- Failure to warn visitors about known risks or dangers
- Failure to respond to an alert or emergency call
- Failure to maintain adequate lighting in dark areas
- Failure to provide security guards or a security patrol
In order to prove negligence in a premises liability case, you must prove that:
- You were either a lawful tenant or an authorized guest on the property
- The property owner failed to protect you from foreseeable crimes or violence
- The crime would not have occurred if proper security measures were taken
Although it may seem intimidating to go up against a property owner, you don’t have to do it alone. Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys have the skill, experience, and dedication to fight for the compensation you deserve. We have recovered more than $80 million for our clients, and we’re here to help you.