There are two types of premises liability claims that can be filed against a property owner for injuries that happen on their property or land. Negligent security liability, one of the two types, is a claim against a property owner for harm caused through the reckless or intentional criminal conduct of another person. This claim places a duty on the land or business owner to protect them from the criminal acts of others that cause injury that may occur due to lack of sufficient security, lighting, or warnings for example.
Common Locations for Claims
Claims for negligent security are typically associated with injuries incurred through a criminal act that happens in and around apartment buildings, parking garages, shopping centers, hotels/motels, and other business where there may be unsupervised areas. Negligent security liability may also be claimed on a school campus, church grounds, outdoor festival and the like – seeing legal counsel after an attack or injury away from home is a first step toward compensation for your injuries and loss.
Failure to Provide Security or Post Warnings
In claims against a property owner for negligence which allowed a criminal attack or injury, the following negligent acts will be examined:
- Failure to provide adequate lighting
- Failure to provide adequate security gates, doors, fences or locks
- Failure to provide and/or monitor any security cameras in place
- Failure to provide for a security patrol or offer security patrol options
- Failure to adequately warn of any potential danger situations
- Failure to respond to a security alert
- Failure to warn of prior incidents of criminal conduct or harm on the property
- Failure to provide for determents to criminal activity on the property
Proof of Negligent Security
The injured party will need to show that the property owner failed to exercise reasonable care to give adequate warnings, provide information on prior criminal activities where injuries or an attack occurred. They will also need to show that they were lawfully present on the property at the time of the injury and that reasonable security was not provided that may have helped to deter the attack.
Georgia Negligent Security Compensation
If you or a loved one are the victim of a crime that occurs on another person’s property, and that criminal act has resulted in physical injury or death, you may be eligible to recover damages in the State of Georgia through a negligent security premises liability claim. Your case may include compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Georgia Negligent Security Liability Attorney
Make the call to Joel Baskin, Attorney at Law, for a confidential discussion of your claim for negligent security. Liability claims are complex and you need an experienced attorney fighting for you. Call the office today.