Are Apartment Owners And Managers Responsible For Assaults?
Criminal assaults in apartments do not always happen randomly. Sometimes they happen because the property owner or manager failed to respond to a known risk.
At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, in Atlanta, our lawyers represent people throughout Georgia who are injured in criminal assaults that are allowed to happen because a property owner or manager was negligent. If you or someone you love was the victim of a violent attack in an apartment, please call 770-901-2666 to schedule a free consultation.
When Are Apartment Owners And Managers Responsible?
While no one can guarantee the safety of an apartment, the owner and manager have a duty to take reasonable steps to assure the safety of renters and guests. This area of law is known as premises liability.
Examples of negligence that could lead to crimes such as assault and rape include:
- Failure to install working locks on windows and doors
- Growing shrubbery near entrances and exits that provide areas for criminals to hide
- Failure to provide security cameras in areas that can deter crime
- Failure to warn about criminal activity in the area
- Poor lighting in parking areas, stairways or near elevators
- Negligent or inadequate security
Attorney Melvin Hewitt spent six years in public law enforcement and served as president of one of the largest, publicly traded private security companies in the world. He has a track record of obtaining successful outcomes for victims of assault and other crimes.