$2,950,000 – Atlanta Sexual Assault

Shiver Hamilton represented a young lady who was the victim of a violent sexual assault the day she moved into her apartment complex. As we investigated the case, we located a witness who was the victim of an armed robbery a few days before our client was assaulted. The insurance company initially offered zero and denied the claim altogether. We filed suit on the young lady’s behalf and served numerous subpoenas and deposed multiple witnesses. During this process, Shiver Hamilton learned that the apartment management company had actual notice of the earlier armed robbery, and was notified by several tenants that the robber fit the description of someone living at the complex. The complex was told about the armed robbery the very day our client signed a lease, yet the apartment management company said nothing about the crime. It is an accepted practice in the apartment management industry to notify tenants of crime occurring on the property. We argued that the apartment management company should also have let our client know this before she signed a lease. We also learned that the apartment management company failed to conduct a criminal background check on the perpetrator. Prior to trial, the parties settled the case for $2,950,000.