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Dangerous Mobile Home Park? Sonia Villegas-Cervantes Killed During Armed Robbery at Mobile Home Park in Clayton County, Georgia

Posted By Danny Dalton | May 11 2022 | Negligent Security

Negligent Security at Mobile Home Park? 37-year-old Sonia Villegas-Cervantes Shot and Killed at Mobile Home on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, Georgia

Clayton County Police responded to a shooting on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at a mobile home park near 6300 Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, Georgia. Sonia Villegas-Cervantes had been visiting friends at the mobile home park when she left and was approached by armed males. The males demanded money and cash during which time they shot and killed Villegas-Cervantes. Clayton County Police arrested the suspects, but their names have not been released.

Why Mobile Home Parks May Be Responsible?

In Georgia, landowners have a responsibility to protect their residents and guests from foreseeable third-party criminal attacks. Whether a shooting is foreseeable will largely depend on the history of crime at the property. For example, if there is a pattern of prior violent crimes about which the landowner knew or should have known, and the landowner does not take reasonable steps to address the ongoing crime or warn residents of the same, the landowner may be liable when a resident is injured or killed.

How to Prevent Violence and Crime at Mobile Home Parks?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced crime victim lawyer, represents crime victims and gunshot victims injured or killed in shootings, stabbings, and assaults at mobile home parks, apartment complexes and commercial properties.

“Owners and property managers can and should take reasonable steps to help prevent violence on their properties – for example, adequate lighting, controlled-access gates, fences, courtesy officers, security patrols, off-duty officers, trespass lists, and cameras. It is also important for property owners to request and monitor crime data to get a better idea of what is happening at and around the property. Owners and managers should request for the 9-1-1 calls for service logs, crime grids, and actual police reports. You can’t prevent all crime, but property owners should certainly take steps to discourage it from occurring on the property.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented dozens of gunshot and assault victims. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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