A 43-year old was found shot to death recently at an apartment complex in Lilburn, Georgia. The man was found dead in the parking lot in front of a building in which police believe he lived. Several calls were placed to police from several people that reported hearing six shots being fired in that area.
So is the apartment complex liable for this tenant's death?
It depends. Negligent security cases are not easy.
Let me give you 4 ways we investigate to see if there is a claim for negligent security:
- Prior Crimes: Did the apartment complex know or should they have known about prior crimes there? We review crime reports from the local police department.
- Internal Reports: Does the apartment complex have any internal reports, which identified prior crimes in the area.
- What Security practices are in place? What security measures, if any, are there to protect the tenants? For example, was there proper lighting in the parking lot?
- Prior Victims: We may also interview prior victims of similar crimes at the property or in the area.
The key to these claims is to thoroughly and quickly investigate the attack before evidence is lost. To learn more about your rights, fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION.
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