Negligent Security

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What is Security Negligence?

Breaching the duty of care would include failure to provide adequate lighting in a dark stairwell in an apartment complex. The injury caused by negligence security can arise from rape, battery, assault, robbery, or even death. Should a resident be sexually assaulted in the stairwell, the resident would be able to prove that the landowner breached his or her duty to keep the premises reasonably safe. 

The plaintiff needs to show that the breach caused his or her injuries. In this example, the victim would need to show that the landowner’s failure to make the staircase reasonably safe resulted in the sexual assault. Finally, the victim needs to prove that he or she suffered physical injuries due to the breach.

In Georgia, both residential and commercial landowners and tenants can be sued for negligent security. Whether you become injured at someone’s private residence, a retail store, a business location, or another commercial property, we recommend discussing your case with an experienced lawyer. Attorney James R. Rice has extensive knowledge of Georgia’s negligent security laws and can help you understand your rights and the best way to proceed to obtain compensation.

Can I Sue for Lack of Security?

Yes, if a lack of security caused your injuries, you have a right to bring a lawsuit against the property owner or manager. Negligent security cases are one type of premises liability case. Successful plain toast and premises liability cases are entitled to damages for their injuries, including their medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering.

What are Some Examples of Negligent Security?

Business and property owners in Georgia are required to have reasonable security measures in place. Doing so will help prevent crime to their customers, residents, and other guests on their property. Many negligent security cases occur when some type of physical assault happens. For example, a customer could be assaulted in the parking lot where there is no visibility.  Alternatively, a customer in a gym could be injured during an armed robbery due to a lack of security measures. Common examples of negligent security include the following:

  • Failure to install are monitor security cameras
  • Failure to respond to an emergency call or security alert
  • Failure to warn visitors about known dangers are risks
  • Failure to maintain adequate lighting and dark areas
  • Failure to provide adequately trained security guards or security patrols
  • Failure to fix broken physical barriers, including gates, locks, fences, and doors
  • Failure to maintain the overall appearance of an establishment

Call Our Team of Atlanta Negligent Security Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one have been the victim of negligent security, our team can help. Call James A. Rice, Jr., PC today for a free case evaluation and strategy session to get started on getting justice for you and your family!

Mr. Rice, treated me and my case as if he was dealing with a “colleague” from the moment we met until the end of my case. I’m not a lawyer, nor in anyway, connected professionally to the law field. By “Colleague” I mean “Man, Husband, and Father” with all the responsibilities which correspond to the profession. He told me exactly what to expect with my case. His strategy and timeline to meet those expectations and what he would require of me to bring it all together in my best interest. Straight shooter, who got me back to the profession I love most in this world! Great lawyer who I’m proud to recommend to anyone needing his services.

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