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Shootings and Negligent Security in Apartment Complexes | Liability Lawyers Serving Atlanta, GA

If you or your loved one has been injured by gun violence in your apartment complex, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. Georgia landlords are not automatically responsible for shooting injuries on their properties due to third-party criminal activity. However, if poor security measures enabled the shooting, the landlord may be responsible for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.

Dangerous Conditions That Can Contribute to Apartment Complex Shootings

Victims of violence can hold apartment complex owners liable for their injuries when a lack of reasonable security measures causes their injuries. Negligent security is a premises liability claim in which the property owner fails to secure the apartment complex from foreseeable threats, including a burglar or shooter. Victims of shootings in apartment complexes need to prove the following elements to recover compensation:

  • The victim was lawfully present in the apartment complex
  • The property owner breached their duty to provide adequate security
  • The breach caused the shooting that resulted in the victim’s injury
  • The victim suffered tangible losses

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After an Atlanta Apartment Complex Shooting

If your loved one died in an apartment complex shooting and passed away, you may be able to hold the property owner accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. While nothing can bring your loved one back, surviving family members can recover damages for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. Call the Atlanta lawyers at Rice McGowan today.

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