How Lawsuits Can Make A Neighborhood Safer

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Dan Christensen

The Rockland Apartments in Macon, Georgia have been at the center of many crimes in recent years. Between 2011 and 2014 the apartments were vandalized, numerous muggings were perpetrated, and someone was even murdered at the complex, but the family of one of the victims believes that lawsuits can make a neighborhood safer.

What Happened?

On August 18, 2014 a 40-year-old man who suffered from diabetes-related blindness was fatally shot in his apartment in Macon. The man was known to have medical problems and was receiving disability checks, which is why the police believe he was attacked. The assailant has yet to be caught.

The 40-year-old is survived by his four children, and now his family wants to make sure that what happened to their father doesn’t happen to anybody else in that apartment complex. The victim’s father and eldest son have filed a wrongful death suit against the company that manages the apartment complex.

How Can The Family Sue?

The suit alleges that the apartment management was negligent by not providing adequate security for their father or the other residents of the Rockland Apartments. It cites the property’s inadequate lighting, holes in the fencing large enough for people to climb through, and the frequent crimes catalogued in police reports. The family says that the management promised that the apartments were safe when they signed the lease for the 40-year-old, and now they want management to live up to that promise.

This family hopes that taking the apartment’s management to court will force them to make the changes that the people living there need, and as funders of personal injury lawsuits we have seen such cases force change. Beacon Legal Funding helps the victims of personal injury pay their bills while waiting for a fair settlement or verdict. Learn more about what we do by filling out our easy online application.

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