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Georgia apartment residents have a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes. Yet, while home owners can implement any security precaution they deem necessary to protect themselves and their families, apartment tenants are largely at the mercy of their property owner and management company to deter crime. Security measures may include gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, off-duty police patrols, private security personnel, bright lighting, and background checks for both tenants and employees. Sadly, such precautions are all too often neglected to limit financial exposure. This inaction and greed can have devastating consequences.

Police told WSB-TV 2 they are searching for “a man who they say has robbed at least eight people at gunpoint at their Buckhead and Midtown apartment complexes in the last month.” The robberies “have spanned five separate apartment complexes,” including “the Allure Complex on Peachtree Valley Road and the 1660 Luxury Apartments on Peachtree Street.”

According to The AJC, two women were robbed in separate incidents “at the Brookwood Valley Apartments in Buckhead” on November 7, 2018.

“Brookhaven Police were called to the Post Glen Apartments on Peachtree Road on November 24,” per 11 Alive reports. In that incident “the gunman took the woman’s purse and shot her in the thigh.”

The robberies raise grave questions about apartment complex security measures and what property managers are doing to protect tenants.

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

By law, Georgia apartment complex owners have a duty to protect tenants and guests from any foreseeable harm. Should a property owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults, or wrongful deaths suffered as a consequence. Compensation may be in the tens of millions of dollars. As each case and property is unique, victims of 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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Our Clients frequently come in concerned that they won’t be able to afford legal help. We believe everyone has a right to exceptional legal service. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. This means our interests are always tied to that of our Clients. Be sure to ask any potential personal injury attorney about their fee schedule and whether they represent Clientele on a contingency basis before signing a contract.

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Could this tragic Brookhaven apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

Gunfire erupted “at The Mille at Brookhaven at 1000 Barone Avenue” Friday afternoon, November 30, 2018, according to The AJC.

Brookhaven police told FOX 5 two male victims escaped to a local Waffle House for help. Both were transported to the hospital, where one succumbed to fatal injuries and the other has been listed in “critical condition.”

Was negligent security a factor in this Brookhaven apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’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, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 company failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victim may pursue legal claims for his injuries.

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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Protestors gathered in July to call for an end to violence and “what they say is the indifference of the property owners at Forest Cove, a troubled apartment complex near the Atlanta federal penitentiary,” according to 11 Alive. In a community with “a long history of violence” it took the unconscionable shooting of a 6-month-old baby to empower and embolden residents all too often silenced in fear.

“Answering a stranger’s questions is a good way to get yourself shot,” a Forest Cove resident told The AJC following a June shooting.

According to WSB-TV 2, the apartment complex “routinely fails inspection by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” Residents told media “they are frustrated by crime, rodents and broken utilities.”

Apartment Owner Responsibility and Resident Rights

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.

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

As each case and property is unique, victims of 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.

Can I Afford an Attorney?

Our Clients frequently come in concerned that they won’t be able to afford legal help. We believe everyone has a right to exceptional legal service. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. This means our interests are always tied to that of our Clients. Be sure to ask any potential personal injury attorney about their fee schedule and whether they represent Clientele on a contingency basis before signing a contract.

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