Apartment/Hotel Rapes or Attacks Injury Claims Lawyer
Criminal predators look for places to commit their crimes that will provide easy targets without any security. Thieves, rapists and violent criminals prefer areas that conceal their activities, but they also need a supply of victims. Hotels and apartment buildings can be attractive places for criminals if they have poor security. If you are injured from a rape or attack at an apartment building or hotel due to a lack of security, you may be able to seek a premises liability claim for your injuries.
It is the duty of commercial property owners to maintain a safe place for their customers. This includes apartment buildings and hotels, as people pay for the ability to live or stay in a safe building. Premises liability includes everything from maintaining safe stairways and pool areas to providing security for the property. If the apartment building or hotel property owner or management are not providing a safe environment, they can be liable for injuries that occur on their premises.
Criminal Attack Prevention at Hotels and Apartment Buildings
It is impossible to prevent any crime from occurring at a hotel or apartment building, but an effort must be made to protect tenants and hotel guests. Secure entrances, locked doors, good lighting in stairwells, security cameras and other measures can deter criminals from planning attacks on the premises. Rapists and other attackers want to stay hidden and protect their freedom. However, if a hotel or apartment building has inadequate security, it can lure criminals and put those on the property at risk of injury.
Premises liability claims for rapes or injury attacks at hotels or apartment buildings can be complex. You must be able to prove that the lack of security or safety measures contributed to the attack. Dwayne L. Brown understands the best legal options to prove premises liability in these types of cases. Contact our law firm in Atlanta if you have been injured during an attack at an unsafe hotel or apartment building to discuss your options.