Apartment Complex Violence Attorney
Inadequate Apartment Security Lawyers
If you live in an apartment or condominium complex, you should be expect that the complex manager or
building owners will keep the premises safe using reasonable safety precautions. This includes common areas such as parking lots
, hallways, laundry rooms and recreational areas. These areas should be secure, well lit
and adequately locked
. It is not uncommon, however, for building managers and property owners to be negligent and ignore safety issues instead of securing the premises. This leaves tenants, visitors and renters at potential risk.
Common crimes that occur in complexes can include break-ins, burglary, theft and violent crimes like assault
and murder; many of which, potentially, could have been have been avoided.Things apartment and condo management can do to improve security:
- Conduct reasonable background checks and investigations of personnel (employees), vendors, and independent contractors and maintenance contractors. Check for criminal convictions, check to see if on sexual offender list, etc.
- Report insecure situations to tenants immediately. This can include broken locks, broken windows, non-working gates, etc.
- Report knowledge of break-ins, assaults, rapes, shootings, stabbings and other serious crimes which occurred on their property.
- Advise tenants of countermeasures being taken by property owner to improve safety (fix lock, replace broken or burned-out light bulbs, increased police patrols) and/or recommendations that tenants should do to improve their own safety (keep doors locked, report suspicious activities).
When our premises liability attorneys
work with investigators, criminologists, and industry safety experts, to identify the ways in which security failed to adequately protect its tenants, property guests and visitors, from foreseeable danger. We will look into the history of the property for evidence of similar crimes or other behavior that may lead to the assault, shooting, rape
, break-in, etc. With former criminal prosecutors on our team, we understand both the criminal and civil justice systems and the impact each can have on crime victims and we have effectively pursued
those actions and fought for our client’s rights in court
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an assault, rape, shooting, or murder while an apartment complex or condominium complex, contact our negligent security attorneys
to discuss your legal rights.