Shooting Victim
Lawyer

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Mike Rafi has helped shooting victims recover more than $15 million. He wins shooting cases because he knows the neighborhoods, the people, and the police. Mike has helped clients who were shot in places like Atlanta, College Park, Decatur, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Austell, Jonesboro, and Duluth. If you were shot, you may be entitled to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Crime must be Foreseeable

For a shooting victim to win a negligent security 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.

Crime must be Foreseeable

shooting victim in hospitalFor a shooting victim to win a negligent security 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

attorney mike rafiMike 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.

Apartment Safety Tips

Some statistics show that apartments are 85% more likely to be broken into than houses.  So, choosing the right apartment complex—a safe apartment complex—is very important. Here are some tips:

Greater Atlanta Crime Maps

What to do before you move in

Even before you go look at an apartment complex, you can find out information and statistics about crime in the area and at the complex. Call local police and ask if any officers are familiar with and will talk to you about the complex. Search the internet for information about the complex. These websites will help you find information:
apartmentratings.com
crimereports.com
crimemapping.com
spotcrime.com

When you do go to the complex, ask management about any recent crimes. Ask management if they have issued any warnings to residents about crime or dangerous activity. Also ask any residents that you see if they know of any crime, if they feel safe, and if they think security measures are adequate.

What to do after you move in