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How To File a Lawsuit After an Apartment Shooting

People rent apartments so they can have shelter and a place to raise their families. They shouldn’t have to worry about getting hurt. But sadly, many apartment complexes are scenes of violent crimes. There have been shootings at apartment complexes in Atlanta, Decatur, Lilburn, Riverdale, East Point, Griffin, and other communities in Georgia. Families are...

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Statute of Limitations After a Sexual Assault on Business Property

Sexual assault, rape, and other sex crimes are not limited to personal dwellings or social gatherings. They can happen anywhere, at any time. Because of this, property owners are supposed to do everything reasonable to secure their locations. This legal obligation ensures that businesses implement safety measures to protect customers, tenants, and other lawful people...

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Holding Georgia Property Owners Responsible When Security Fails

Atlanta Negligent Security Attorneys Explain Your Right to Safety Large verdicts from negligent security lawsuits in favor of injured Georgia crime victims are raising awareness about the property owners' responsibility to protect people from third-party attacks. Most recently, a $43 million verdict was upheld in the case of a man who was robbed and shot...

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Legal Help for Hotel Sexual Assault Victims

Hotel owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their premises are equipped with reasonable security measures. Creating a secure environment may include practices such as installing additional security cameras, locking side and back doors at all times, training hotel staff to protect guests’ information, and keeping the parking lot well-lit at night. When a hotel...

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How Poor Lighting Creates a Dangerous Environment

An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Explains When it comes to lighting, quantity and quality count. Poor lighting conditions are a component of inadequate security. Lack of adequate lighting on a property increases opportunities for good people to become the victims of violent assaults and other crimes. Sometimes it gets overlooked, but making sure there is...

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How Shooting Victims Can Prove a Business Is At Fault for Their Injuries

Shooting victims or the surviving relatives have the right to file a negligent security claim if they suspect a business failed to provide adequate security to prevent the attack from happening. This type of claim allows injured victims to seek compensation for their suffering after the attack. Investigating a negligent security claim is not easy,...

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What Damages May Be Recovered In An Inadequate Security Claim?

The following is an excerpt from Gary Martin Hays' book The Authority on Inadequate/Negligent Security Claims in Georgia. If you have questions regarding negligent security, contact us at 770-934-8000. In an inadequate/negligent security claim, victims don't just have to cope with the physical and monetary damages inflicted upon them. The greatest harm that may be...

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Inadequate Security and Gunshot Victims

Gun violence often leaves its victims with severe or fatal injuries. Those who survive a shooting are left with emotional trauma and medical costs that could haunt them for years. But what if these catastrophic injuries could have been prevented in the first place? If you have questions about determining liability after a gun-related accident...

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