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Georgia apartment residents have a right to protect their families and feel safe and secure in their homes. By law, Georgia apartment owners have a responsibility to protect their residents from violent crime, sexual assault, and foreseeable harm.

While property security and safety is ultimately the responsibility of the complex owner and management, a neighborhood watch empowers residents to reduce crime and protect their families and neighbors.

Valdosta Apartment Complex Neighborhood Watch

The Arbor Trace apartment complex in Valdosta has “seen a range of crimes in recent months, from car burglaries to murder,” according to WCTV reports. Arbor Trace management, residents and local police are now working together “to help cut down on crime.” Organizers hope the program will encourage neighbors to report “suspicious activity” and to “keep an eye out for one another.”

Victims of Apartment Assault or Injury: What Are My Legal Options for Justice and Compensation?

As each case and property is unique, victims of violent apartment crime should speak with an experienced security negligence firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, is preserved and their best interests are protected.

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Could the tragic death of Crystal McBride have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to her family?

Security measures are in question after a Waycross mother-of-four, Crystal McBride, was shot and killed outside her Garlington Heights apartment home Thursday, June 28, 2018.

According to News 4 JAX, gunfire erupted at “the Garlington Heights apartment complex…at 301 Garlington Avenue,” shortly before 11:00 p.m. Ms. McBride had “just gotten off work when she heard gunshots outside her apartment,” per AJC reports. She was apparently struck while rushing “to protect her baby.” Sadly, she leaves behind four young sons.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life and could this incident have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. McBride’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect Ms. McBride and deter crime at the time of the shooting?

By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Crystal McBride may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could the tragic death of Jamie Lahuane Owens have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to his family?

Security measures are in question after 22-year-old Jamie Lahuane Owens was killed during “an early morning shooting at the Fox Den apartments,” July 3, 2018, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

The tragic loss comes amid a recent spike in local gun violence, including seven Augusta shootings in the first two weeks of June 2018 and “four fatal shootings at the Fox Den apartments” since 2011, per Augusta Chronicle reports.

Fox Den Management reportedly told WFXG they are “making plans to increase safety after several other shootings in the area” and “hoping to rebuild their reputation.” Sadly, their alleged plans for improvement will come too late to protect Mr. Owens.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life and could this incident have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Owens’ family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner following media reports of prior gun violence on and near property?

By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Jamie Lahuane Owens may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

CALL NOW: 706.494.2800

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