Shiver Hamilton handles injury-related claims against a landlord or property owner when someone is harmed as a result of a robbery. We do not take on missing items cases or those that do not involve injury. No one ever wants to think that someone could break into their apartment unit and rob them. . . .
Unfortunately, homes are not always safe, particularly when the residents do not have total control over who is on the property, such as in apartment buildings. Sometimes the worst happens: a person might be shot and injured, even if they had nothing to do with the altercation or the person who shot the gun. When . . .
Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants to provide a safe environment and protect them from crime that could occur on the property. When conditions are not safe enough to protect tenants from foreseeable harm, they could be considered negligent and held liable for contributing to the unsafe premises. Unfortunately, the due care that landlords . . .
Tenants have certain responsibilities when renting a home or apartment from a landlord or property management company, such as paying their rent on time. However, they also have certain rights. One of the most important rights they have is knowing they will be kept safe and secure while in the home or on the property. . . .
People have the right to be kept safe whenever they are traveling, running errands, or otherwise going about their day. Whether they are in their own apartment building, at their place of work, going out for an evening of cocktails, or staying at a hotel, this right is not changed or diminished. Likewise, property owners . . .