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Inadequate Security Archives

Don't park your safety at the door

Whether you're used to navigating the ins and outs of enormous parking garages in downtown Georgia cities, or you only access them occasionally when you take in a show or meet friends at a popular nightspot, there's obviously a certain amount of risk involved when you use commercial parking venues. Some parking garages feature valets whose job it is to park and retrieve your vehicle for you.

Negligent security is a serious safety concern

When a crime such as molestation, assault or rape occurs, victims may fail to consider how other parties besides the perpetrator may bear responsibility for what happened. If you are a victim of this type of crime, obtaining justice for what you have been through may go beyond seeing a person behind bars. It may also include obtaining financial compensation for damages.

Assaults at ATMs and night deposit boxes

It is unfortunately common for robberies and violent crimes to take place at night deposit boxes and ATMs in Georgia. While banks know that crimes tend to happen around these facilities, some fail to do anything to improve the safety of their customers who use them. People may then be seriously injured or even killed while they are visiting them.

Inadequate security and premises liability

If you have been injured as a result of inadequate security measures at a retail store, shopping mall or another commercial property in Georgia, you may wonder if there is anything you can do. Property owners and management companies have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for their guests, and when they fail to provide adequate security and a person is injured, they may be held liable as a result.

Apartment owner liability

If you have been seriously injured in an accident or as a crime victim in an apartment complex or multiple-family dwelling complex such as a mobile home park, you may be able to recover damages from the property owner or its management company. Georgia law requires that apartment owners and managers are to keep the premises reasonably safe and to correct dangerous conditions about which they knew or should have known.

Civil remedies for injuries caused by inadequate security

Property owners and managers in Georgia are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of visitors, and an important part of this duty is making sure that security measures are adequate. Failure to meet these standards could lead to visitors being harassed, injured or the victims of crime. If you are the victim of an assault or property crime, you will likely consider it a matter for the criminal justice system. However, you may also have civil remedies available to you against the owners or managers of the property where the incident occurred.

Attorney cites inadequate security as factor in Georgia rape case

According to the attorney for a Savannah, Georgia rape victim, inadequate security was a factor in the assailant's ability to isolate and attack his victim. The rape occurred earlier this month on the grounds of Candler Hospital in Savannah. The assailant allegedly accosted the victim in the parking lot after she exited the building, leaving her with injuries requiring hospitalization.

Mall shooting grabs attention of nation, kills 3

A mall shooting made headlines in Georgia and across the nation when three people were killed in Maryland on Jan. 25. The shooter himself was among those who died. Authorities claim that they found additional ammunition on the shooter along with two explosive devices among his possessions.

Malls try to provide adequate security for shoppers

Some recent mall shootings may have Georgia shoppers more hesitant to leave their homes to make holiday purchases. Even though an increase in Internet shopping has reduced business somewhat, retailers are taking shopper safety seriously and taking steps to protect their customers from violence nationwide.

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