Each week it seems that I read about a person being shot or injured at their apartment. In addition to this, I have several cases where a person was victimized by a criminal and their apartment had done little or nothing to provide a safe complex. I think we all know that there are certain areas of town that are more dangerous than others. Unfortunately, in litigating inadequate security cases what I have come to realize is that some apartment complexes take extra precautions to protect their residents and some seem to focus more on profits.
If you are looking for an apartment in the Nashville, or any area, I would recommend that you check crime statistics in the area. Ask other residents if criminal activity is common in the complex. Don’t be afraid to ask the manager if they have security on site or security that patrols on a regular basis. How did they chose the security company?
Although we can never predict when a criminal may act we can take precautions to deter any criminal activity. I honestly believe that it is not too much to ask to have an apartment complex take a small portion of their profits to ensure their residents are safe. If they fail to do so, then the should expect to be responsible for any damages sustained.