College Campus Assault Attorneys in Georgia
With the increase in school shootings, assaults, and robberies on college campuses, many students have become injured on college campuses, where they should be safe. Parents and college students should not worry about their safety on college campuses. Colleges have a legal duty to provide a safe learning environment for students.
Most college campuses have security measures to keep students safe, but people can get hurt even with these measures in place. Students can become victims of sexual assault and rape, burglary, robbery, assault, battery, and carjacking. Students get injured when colleges do not use reasonable care to protect the student body. Injured students and visitors to the campus can pursue compensation from the college.
Proving Negligent Security on College Campuses
If you have been injured due to negligent security on campus, you may have a right to bring a premises liability claim. Showing that your injuries occurred on school property will not be enough to recover compensation, however, even if your injuries resulted from criminal activities. To obtain compensation for a premises liability claim due to inadequate security, you will need to show the following:
- The college failed to use reasonable care to discover prior, similar criminal activities on campus
- The college failed to give warnings to students about dangers on campus
- The victim was lawfully on the campus
- The college did not provide reasonable security
- The victim was hurt by actions that were reasonably foreseeable by the college
- The victim had injuries and suffered damages due to the incident
Attorney James Rice has the experience and skills needed to investigate your case and gather evidence showing the school knew or should have known that these types of crimes occurred on campus and did not do enough to warn you or prevent the dangers that led to your injuries. Successful plaintiffs may be entitled to medical bills, lost wages or missed time from work, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and property damage.
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