Atlanta Unsafe Apartments Lawyer

People have the right to feel safe in their own homes. Part of a landlord’s duty is to ensure the safety of tenants. When the landlord does not fulfill that duty and a tenant suffers harm as the victim of a crime, the tenant has the right to take action.

Many crime victims feel that they have nowhere to turn to get compensation for the harm they have suffered. That is not the case. At the Georgia Law Office of Carlos L. Corless, we have more than 20 years of experience pursuing compensation for victims of rape and sexual assault , aggravated assault and battery, robbery, shootings and homicide. If you or a loved one has been hurt at home, you can find a lawyer and advocate at our law firm.

Effective Security Versus Ineffective Security

In some cases, a landlord with knowledge of a history of criminal activity in an apartment complex simply fails to take any measures to prevent crime. The landlord may not bother to hire security staff, to improve locks, to update lighting and add surveillance cameras. In other cases, the landlord may simply employ cheap or ineffective security measures.

We have seen cases in which a security firm was hired, but the security firm simply drove around the complex twice a week during the day, rather than during the times when criminal activity has been known to take place. We will file a premises liability claim against any landlord who fails to take appropriate security measures to prevent crimes at apartment buildings.