In a previous blog, we talked about what negligence means when it is related to car accidents. Today, we would like to discuss what it means when we say “negligent security”. We know that the dictionary says negligence means the failure to provide protection to another person which has ended in injuries. So negligent security means that the protection of others was not carried out and someone was injured on your premises.
If you think that you have a good case for negligent security, you must first consider if your injury was directly caused by irresponsible behavior from the owner or manager. You will have to prove to the courts that this person could have foreseen the incident and been able to take measures to prevent the incident. Property owners or managers have the ability to provide security by installing cameras, having working door locks, installing a fence or even hiring outside security.
Negligent security can occur anywhere, not just at a place of business. You can get hurt inside apartments, schools, malls, and even amusement parks. Third party attacks can happen in places where you feel safe. It is up to you and your lawyers to figure out if the attack could have been prevented in some way or another and if they are found to be at fault, the owner or manager will have to pay damages resulting from the attack.
James A. Rice is one of only 10 law firms that work on negligent security cases. If you need help with your case, call your Atlanta personal injury lawyers today.