What Is Negligent Security?
Whether you are entering the parking area of your apartment complex, making your way to your hotel or motel room, or enjoying a leisurely shopping trip, you rely on the owners and managers of these businesses to keep you safe. When these owners and managers fail to maintain adequate security, terrible things can happen to good people.
At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, in Atlanta, our lawyers are ready to help you obtain justice and compensation when a property owner is negligent in providing security. If you have been assaulted, attacked or molested on someone else’s property in Georgia, we will make sure you understand all your rights. Please call 770-901-2666 to schedule a free consultation.
If you have been a victim of crime, our lawyers are here to help you obtain compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income or ability to earn, and any other damages associated with the injuries you incurred.
Negligent Security Can Occur Anywhere
When property owners and managers invite people to their property, they are obligated to reasonably provide for the safety of those visitors. Reasonable and appropriate security measures include adequate lighting, video surveillance using security cameras, signage, proper locks, and policies and procedures to ensure that residents and employees receive appropriate background screening and, in some instances, that security personnel are in place.
If property owners or managers fail to provide reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against known dangers or conditions or dangers and conditions they should have known about and someone is assaulted, raped or otherwise harmed on the property, these owners and managers may be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.
Negligent security typically affects properties such as:
- Apartment complexes
- Supermarkets and grocery stores
- Malls, shopping centers and big box retailers
- Parking lots
- Hotels and motels
- Restaurants and bars
- Other commercial properties
Even if a property is not listed above, you may be entitled to compensation from property owners if you were harmed on their property due to negligent security.
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