Adequate apartment or other building security is not a luxury. It should be expected to protect those on the property from attack or harm. In Athens, many college students and other residents live in apartment buildings that should have security to deter illegal or harmful activities on the premises. If an attack occurs that causes injury, not only is the attacker breaking the law, the building owner may be civilly liable for injuries that occur if proper security was not in place.
With many young college students living in Athens, safety is always a concern. Thwarting criminal activity is not just the responsibility of law enforcement but also property owners. Owners of buildings should be using the tools available to deter criminals from committing acts on their property. This includes adequate security inside buildings as well as parking lots and entrances. While it may not stop all attacks or assaults, it can dissuade them by increasing the risk of the criminals being detected or caught. When injuries do occur that may have been prevented through security measures, the building or property owners may be held responsible for damages to the victims.
Have You Suffered a Serious Injury Due to a Lack of Security?
If you live in Athens and have been injured at your apartment building or other building with a lack of security, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the building owner. Premises liability claims can be pursued in criminal cases if it can be proven that the property owner did not provide enough security to deter the activity that caused the injury. Our team at Burnside Law Firm can help determine whether your injuries may have been prevented with improved security and help you pursue financial compensation. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.