CRIME MUST BE FORESEEABLE
For a shooting victim to win a case, the victim must show it was “foreseeable” to the owner that a shooting could occur. When something is “foreseeable,” it just means that there was a reasonable chance it could happen. Generally, foreseeability is proven by showing the landlord knew about prior crimes that were substantially similar to the shooting that injured the victim. It is crucial that your lawyer conduct an exhaustive investigation, including identifying prior crimes, locating the victims and having them testify about what happened to them, and locating former employees and having them testify about the landlord’s knowledge of prior crimes.
MIKE WINS FOR HIS CLIENTS
Recently, Mike obtained $575,000 in an apartment shooting case. In that case, a 29-year-old man was lured to an apartment complex and then shot during a robbery-gone-bad. Mike located a former employee who was willing to testify about the dangerous crime and activity happening on the property and lack of concern by ownership. After the apartment complex learned Mike was planning on having the former employee testify, the complex offered to fairly compensate Mike’s client. In addition to successfully resolving the client’s case, because of Mike’s lawsuit, the complex repaired its gates, hired security, and installed working security cameras.
Mike Rafi has won cases on behalf of shooting victims in Atlanta and in all areas of Georgia. For that reason, other lawyers routinely ask Mike to handle their negligent security cases. If you were injured because of a violent crime, contact Mike to discuss your case.