Georgia Inadequate Security Attorneys
You Could Have Grounds for an Injury Claim If Robbed in a Public Space
Every year, thousands of people are injured due to property owners and managers who fail to provide adequate security. If you or a loved one has suffered from an assault in a building or private lot, the perpetrator should be found and punished to the full extent of the law.
Property and business owners have a duty to protect you against preventable criminal attacks. When they do not, the law allows you to hold the property owner accountable for your injuries.
What Counts as Inadequate Security?
Inadequate security or negligent security cases involve the failure of business proprietors, such as mall and shopping center operators, apartment and residential rental housing owners, hotels and motels, restaurants, etc., to implement reasonable and ordinary security measures for the protection of their customers from criminal activity.
Business proprietors are not normally liable for crimes occurring on their property for the criminal acts of a third persons whom they have no control over. However, if there has been a pattern of crime on and about the business property, or if the nature of the business makes it particularly susceptible to criminal activity, the law will impose upon a business owner a duty to implement reasonable security measures designed to prevent or to deter future crimes. Therefore, it is always important to obtain the criminal activity report from the local police department for the particular location where the crime took place.
Our attorneys represent victims who have been assaulted, robbed, shot, killed, stabbed, or raped in apartment complexes, hotels, motels, office parks, shopping centers, and parking lots.
We Can Assess Your Eligibility for Compensation
If you were seriously injured and required hospitalization, you may wonder how you will pay for your medical care. Your injuries may be so serious that you need the assistance of a mental health professional. You may not be able to return to work because of these injuries. Victims often believe they have little recourse to obtain compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
Our team can look into your case and ask the important questions inquiring whether inadequate security contributed to the victim’s injuries.
They will get answers to questions such as:
- Did a property manager inform tenants of any ongoing criminal activity?
- Did a property owner provide sufficient security for tenants and visitors to the property?
- Were the walkways, staircases, and parking lots sufficiently illuminated from dusk to dawn?
- Did a perimeter fence enclose the property?
- Were security cameras installed and adequately monitored on the property?
- Due to similar crimes at the location, should a security guard have been hired?
The Georgia inadequate security lawyers at the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker can review your situation and discuss your options.
Call us today or contact us online to request a free consultation.