When negligent security leads to harm, victims have the right to pursue compensation.
When an apartment shooting or stabbing occurs, the victim clearly has the right to pursue criminal charges against the defendant, and may sue the defendant for damages as well. If a lack of property security contributed to the incident, though, you may also file a lawsuit for damages against the owner/landlord of your apartment for negligent security.
Landlords have a legal duty to ensure their property is safe for both tenants and their guests. When you enter into in a contract to rent a house or apartment within a complex, you have every reason to expect proper safety and security measures are followed.
When a landlord or housing complex fails to install appropriate locks, lighting and other security measures, you're left vulnerable to crime. This may come in the form of theft/burglary, assault, sexual assault or other violent crimes.
If you've been the victim of a crime due to your landlord's lack of proper security, you may have a right to pursue compensation. Contact Bailey Reyes, at 400-239-0123 for a free case evaluation, and we'll determine whether you're able to pursue civil litigation against your negligent landlord.
By holding your landlord, apartment or housing complex accountable for their oversights and carelessness, you can help ensure these injustices won't happen to future tenants.