Businesses and individuals in Georgia that organize or promote special events have multiple concerns. Depending on the nature of the event, organizers and planners have to find quality venues, coordinate food and beverages, attract entertainment and handle the logistics of managing a crowd. One area of logistics that is often ignored or downplayed is that of security.
Georgia baseball fans may be interested to learn that a man who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium filed a lawsuit on Sept. 26 against the alleged attackers and the Dodgers baseball team. The man, a geologist, reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack.
Georgia residents may not be aware that more than 10 percent of property crimes, which range in severity from petty larceny and vandalism to armed robbery and extortion, take place in parking garages or lots, according to data from Bureau of Justice Statistics. Building owners and property managers are expected to take all reasonable precautions to keep their visitors safe and address hazardous situations promptly. However, visitors can also take steps to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim.
Georgia bar and restaurant owners owe duties of care to keep their customers safe. They also are responsible to prevent their patrons from drinking excessively at the establishments so that their customers do not cause drunk-driving accidents. If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver who was at a bar or restaurant, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar or restaurant owner.
Property owners in Georgia and around the country are expected to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that their occupants and visitors are safe, and they face the possibility of civil liability when their failure to meet this duty of care results in harm. The families of two doctors who were slain in their luxury Boston apartment in May claim that the tragedy could have been avoided, and they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trust that owns the loft building, its management company and the firms retained to provide security for residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.