If you have been hurt due to the negligence of a landlord, you may have a case. Check out this tenant awarded $3.8 million for sexual assault.
A tenant was sexually assaulted after her workout as she was leaving the fitness center of her apartment complex. Because it was after dark, she was visible from the outside while she was inside in the lighted room with windows, with no clue she was being watched. Her attorneys produced evidence of previous reports of burglary, armed robbery, auto theft, forced entry and indecent exposure on the property and said management failed to warn or provide security to tenants. A therapist, who had experience at a rape crisis center, testified for the tenant regarding the traumatic nature of sexual assault. The tenant’s trauma was compounded by the landlord minimizing the damages because she managed to fight off the attacker “before the rape was completed.” The landlord claimed that the “attack was very quick and there was no sexual penetration.” The landlord also argued that the tenant claimed no medical expenses beyond eight counseling sessions and reported no lost wages. DeKalb County. Georgia State Court jury rendered a $3.8 million verdict for premises liability.
Contact New York premises liability attorneys Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC at (716) 543-3764 for a free case evaluation if you are injured due to your landlord’s negligence.