Everyone deserves a safe place to live and to raise their children without needing an apartment shooting lawyer. In Georgia, however, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of apartment complex shootings. An apartment complex’s lack of proper security makes the complex dangerous. For example, this week a gunfight erupted in a Norcross apartment complex.
Most apartment complex shootings are preventable if the apartment company takes the safety and security of their residents seriously. An apartment shooting lawyer can explain the duties of apartment complexes to keep their property safe. This includes protecting residents from crime that is foreseeable. Crime is foreseeable if there has been a history of crime in the area.
These apartment shooting cases are called “negligent security cases” and the following questions are often most important in determining whether you have a case:
- Size of the Apartment Complex Company?
- Number of Residents at the Apartment?
- Amount of Crime in the Area in the Last Year?
- Any Previous Shootings?
- Proper Lighting at Complex?
- Any Security Guards on Duty?
- Proper and Working Apartment Complex Gate?
- Other Security Requirements?
An apartment shooting lawyer can help you determine whether or not your apartment complex had a duty to provide security guards, to maintain a proper security gate, or to report criminal activity on the property to police. First, an apartment shooting lawyer can identify if the apartment company failed to protect their residents from foreseeable shootings. Second, the apartment shooting lawyer can discover if the apartment complex cut back on security to increase their own profit. Finally, the lawyer can help you determine whether your apartment complex provided the proper level of security and whether you have a case.
R. Michael Coker is an experienced apartment shooting lawyer. Michael has protected the rights of his clients to recover from apartment complex owners and management companies for failing to do what was required to protect shooting victims at apartment complexes. He has recovered millions for his clients. Last, if you or someone you know was a shooting victim at an apartment complex or business and needs to speak with an apartment shooting lawyer, our office is happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your legal case. Call us today.