Those that own hotels and apartment buildings in Athens have a duty to provide safety and security on their premises for their tenants and guests. When a person is raped or attacked on their property due to lack of security or safety precautions, they may be liable for contributing to the attack. At Burnside Law Firm, we provide legal assistance to those who have been maliciously injured in an attack in Athens that may have been prevented with reasonable security at a hotel or apartment building.
There are many college students and other residents in Athens that could be targeted for an attack at unsafe apartment buildings or hotels. When proper security and safety procedures are not in place, criminals may choose these locations as prime spots to perpetuate their attacks. Poor lighting in parking lots, allowing loiterers/transients, lack of security measures and other factors that are controlled by the hotel or apartment building’s owners can create ideal environments for rapes and attacks.
Hotel and Apartment Owners Have a Responsibility to Ensure Your Safety
You deserve to be safe when you are staying at a hotel or apartment, with adequate security to protect you from attack. The owners of these establishments have a responsibility to provide reasonable precautions to deter attacks on their property. If you have been raped or attacked due to poor planning of owners to secure the safety of their patrons, you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against them for compensation.
Rape and attack victims may suffer physical and emotional trauma that can impact their lives. If you are a college student, resident or visitor to Athens and were attacked at a hotel or apartment building and it may have been prevented with better security, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our experienced legal team at Burnside Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your case and the possibility of pursuing a premises liability claim against the owner of the Athens hotel or apartment building.