The Charleston Gazette reported yesterday that there has been an increase in gang-related activity in Charleston, West Virginia in the past few years. The story is here. Many victims of gang-related crimes have nothing to do with gangs and are simply innocent citizens that were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Apartment owners and property management companies should take appropriate steps to evict gang members from their apartment complexes in order to make them safe. Their failure to remedy a gang problem could expose them to civil liability if an innocent person is seriously injured or murdered at the apartment complex.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious crime, contact Rist Law Offices to discuss your case. We help the victims of shootings, stabbings, rape, sexual assault and other serious crimes to pursue civil cases against perpetrators and any other party whose negligence led to or failed to prevent the crime. If an innocent person is murdered, we work with their family to identify any parties who could be held responsible. Our office handles crime victim cases throughout West Virginia, California, and other states.
For more information about crime victim cases, contact Rist Law Offices by calling toll free at 866-982-5299 or fill out our online case review form to have a lawyer contact you.