An employee who was attacked as he was closing up at the Valdosta Mall may have avoided injury if inadequate security was not involved. The man was beaten and robbed as he was leaving the mall. Two men attacked the 20-year-old mall employee and escaped with $100. His father later found him injured in the parking lot; he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries and then released, but his family says that he does not know when he will return to work again.
After seven people were injured when a gunman opened fire at a crowded fair, some may wonder if inadequate security played a role in the injuries. The attack took place in a suburban area of Savannah, Georgia, at the Coastal Empire Fair. The shooting began at approximately at 10:40 p.m., nearly an hour before the fair was scheduled to close for the evening. All of the victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment and one victim underwent surgery. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
Two football fans have filed a premises liability complaint after they were injured in the parking lot during a game last year. The game in San Francisco, California, was between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. One victim was beaten unconscious by unruly fans while the other one was shot four times while attempting to give aid to the unconscious fan. The victims are filing their premises liability claim against the San Francisco 49ers and the security company that provides security for the parking lot area. The claim alleges that the parking lot was unsafe and that the team and security company had the duty to provide an environment that was free of fighting, gang activity and aggressive tactics of fans.
The Responsible Dog Owner Act is a new piece of legislation intended to prevent injury and fatalities caused by viscous dog breeds. Every year there are 5 million people who suffer from dog bites. Of those bites, nearly 800,000 require medical attention and can cause permanent damage including loss of limb or scarring, and, in the worst cases, death.