Is my landlord liable if was attacked at my apartment complex?
In short, if you have been injured at your apartment complex, there is a good chance the landlord can be held accountable. There are certain factors to take into consideration when determining who is to blame, and the dedicated attorneys at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners can help you to understand your rights in a situation like this. Being the victim of someone else negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long-term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury victims and accident victims and we will fight for you!!! At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for victims of negligent security.
To get into a bit of detail, there are ways to measure the extent to which your landlord has taken sufficient safety precautions. Whether an incident should take place in your apartment or condo complex, rental home, hotel room or school, in all cases, the person in charge of the property could and should be implementing security measures to provide a safe environment for tenants and guests alike.
For instance, in an apartment complex, the landlord can ensure parking lots, tennis courts, pool areas, trash disposal areas and playgrounds are well lit. They can also install security cameras and hire security guards for the property.
Additionally, the landlord could make an effort to close off certain areas to the public. This can include key-code or card entry for laundry rooms, gyms, clubhouses or other communal areas. The landlord can also ensure that only those (maintenance personnel, property managers, etc, etc.) who should have keys are in fact the only keyholders. Doors can be kept closed and locked at all times, and anyone who holds a key could undergo an extensive background check to ensure tenant and guest safety.
Not all landlords take these precautions though. And unfortunately this could lead to an attack or injury. If you happen to have experienced one, we understand it might be a stressful time, but talking to a professional lawyer can help shed some light on your legal rights.
For example, in 2009, in California, a custodian experienced a robbery and assault by two men who had been yelling racial slurs at her. Though no one was arrested, business owners later stated that a gap in the back of the wall on the property provided teenagers access to the property. This gap was later sealed by a fence by the property manager but had this been done initially, the attack may not have happened. So clearly sometimes clear preventative measures can be put into play.
If you, a family member or friend has been attacked and you think there is a possibility that the property owner might liable on account of faulty security or failing to implement safety precautions, do not hesitate to seek guidance from the lawyers at Attorney Dan Newlin by calling (312) 888-8000 today. The consultation is at no cost to you.
Our qualified team has dealt with negligent security claims before, and we have an excellent history of winning cases. We do everything in our power to ensure that our clients get the settlement they deserve should we move forward with a case. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of negligent security, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of someone else negligence. On many occasions we find that victims of negligent security many times have not only severe physical injuries but also severe emotional injuries are also left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Chicago tenant Lawyer Dan Newlin and his team of experienced negligent security lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced negligent security attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.
Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago negligent security attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.
If you have questions about your negligent security case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.