I was attacked and shot at a apt complex. I have just found out the policy wont cover med bills. I have not seen the actually policy but in the denial letter that was stated. I am wondering if I can still sue them for my med bills, lost of pleasure of life and etc under a different type of policy.
Whether you have a claim against an apartment complex is highly dependent on the facts. If that particular apartment complex was the location of criminal activity, and you can establish the management or owners knew about the criminal activity and did not do anything to prevent it from continuing to occur, you most likely have a good case. You must also establish that you were authorized to be on the property, either a tenant yourself or were there visiting someone who lives at the complex. We just recently settled a case against an apartment complex in Atlanta where someone was shot by robbers for over $5,000,000. That was paid by the apartment management's insurance. Negligent security cases are much more complicated than a car wreck case. If you consult a lawyer, make sure you consult a lawyer who regularly handles negligent security cases. Ask them to give you a list of their most recent verdicts or settlements involving claims against apartments.
See an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. If complex was negligent, you may have a claim under the liability section of the apartment complex insurance.
Yes, you can pursue a claim. The viability of that claim will depend on the facts of the case and the notice the Defending entity had as to the dangers on the property. Seek counsel soon to protect your rights.
This information is provided as a general reference opinion and does not create and attorney-client relationship. Each individual case must be evaluated on its own merits. Results are not guaranteed.
Yes, you may have a negligent security claim, depending upon the facts - any prior shootings, robberies, attacks, etc. I would consult a lawyer. In GA, the claim is for pain and suffering, rather than loss of pleasure of life. You may also have a claim for lost wages. I hope you are okay.
Yes, that is always your right with or without counsel. Given the serious nate of injury and damages, consider consult with injury attorney to discuss your rights / responsibilities and options.
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Whether you can recover will depend on the circumstances of the shooting, but, yes, you very well may be able to sue for negligent security as a result of the shooting, especially if the apartment complex had a history of a high crime rate and failed to take adequate measures to prevent crime. Given the potential seriousness of your injuries, you should definitely consult with an attorney in your area as soon as possible.
You may have a premises liability claim, additional facts are necessary to assess the strength of your case. I would suggest that you consult with an attorney.
You may have an "inadequate security claim" so have a personal injury lawyer investigate.
Sue them for what? How was the apartment complex responsible for your injuries? You don't just decide you want to be paid and then sue someone - you have to have a valid cause of action. Generally, the people responsible for crimes are the ones who commit the crimes.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, you can hire a lawyer to pursue a case against the apartment complex. These cases are not easy or cheap to pursue and require a lot of investigation and the use of an expert witness regarding the negligent security of the apartment complex.
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