Inadequate Building or Apartment Security Injury Lawyer
Commercial building owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe place for their customers, tenants and employees. This includes building maintenance to avoid accidental injuries, but it also includes providing adequate security. If violent criminal activities occur in buildings that could have been prevented with security precautions, building owners may be liable for any injuries caused by these events under premises liability laws.
Poor Security in Apartment Buildings
Your home should be a place that is your safety zone. If you live in an apartment building, you have the right to be kept safe from intruders. If criminals target an apartment building due to poor lighting, no security cameras or lack of security throughout the building, the owner may be liable. If you are robbed, attacked or raped in your apartment building, you may be able to seek compensation through a premises liability claim if the incident could have been prevented with better security.
Commercial Building Security Issues
Any commercial building must be safe for those who work, shop or lease inside. When a lack of security allows criminals to attack those inside the building, the building owner may be liable for injuries caused by these attacks. Even outdoor areas like parking lots or garages should be kept safe. This is especially true in areas where criminal activities are common or if there have been previous attacks at the same building. Inadequate security may include:
- Poor lighting in parking lots, stairwells and hallways
- No security cameras
- Entrances are not secured
- No security personnel
- Windows/doors without locks
If you were injured in an attack, rape or robbery due to poor security in your apartment building or any other commercial building, contact Race Law Firm in Atlanta to schedule an appointment for free consultation. We can discuss your case and help determine if you are eligible to seek compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.