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Property owners have a duty to take care of their property and make them reasonably safe. When they fail to take adequate security measures and someone is injured, the property’s owner may be financially liable for damages. If you or a loved one has been a victim of criminal activity caused by an inadequately supervised premises, contact an Atlanta negligent security lawyer. Chris Simon has decades of experience in assisting our clients with their negligent security claims. Call (404) 259-7635 today and schedule a free consultation.
Negligent security can vary greatly, but common examples include:
Locks can be very beneficial in preventing crimes and are a simple form of security. Property owners are expected to provide locks where necessary, especially for places such as shopping malls, businesses, dormitories, and apartment buildings.
A lack of cameras in businesses and public places can increase the likelihood of a crime. When places such as parking lots, convenience stores, and banks have cameras, a person may be deterred from committing a crime.
Areas on a property that lack lighting and have poor visibility are particularly appealing for criminal activity.
Certain locations and businesses should have security guards on staff that are properly trained to protect customers, residents, and other visitors.
Oftentimes when attacks or crimes occur, they were not accidents, but foreseeable events caused by negligent security.
If you have been injured because of a lack of security, it is important to speak to a premises liability attorney who understands negligent security cases. When steps are not taken to discourage foreseeable crimes, based on Georgia’s premises liability laws, liability for any injuries may be the responsibility of the property owner.
These types of cases are not always easy to win and oftentimes you only have one opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you need. Negligence on behalf of the property owner will need to be proven in order to hold them liable. This will require showing:
By hiring a skilled Atlanta negligent security attorney, you will not have the stress of gathering the proper evidence as it will be completed on your behalf. A lawyer will complete their own investigation and collect pertinent information by gathering records, including medical and information on previous crimes or injurious activity on the property, as well as speaking to witnesses or employees. Lawyers also have access to a network of experts that can be consulted in regards to the security of the premises, or lack thereof.
In addition, you will be advocated for in court and all settlement negotiations will also be handled for you. You will have the ability to focus on recovering from the physical and emotional trauma associated with your injuries.
If you have been the victim of inadequate security, contact The Simon Law Firm. We have decades of experience representing victims injured due to a property owner’s lack of care. Our Negligent Security Lawyer can help get you the compensation you deserve. Call (404) 259-7635 today to schedule a free consultation.