Negligent security is a special type of premises liability law holding Georgia property owners responsible when they fail to take adequate security measures to prevent violent crime. This applies to landlords, hotel owners and other residential property managers as well as businesses, as long as they are in an area, or have a type of business, that can reasonably be expected to attract crime. When a property owner is aware of the potential for crime or about the poor security on the property, the property owner can be held liable for negligent security. Charles Scholle is a preeminent Atlanta injury lawyer with nearly two decades of experience representing clients who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another person, such as a property owner or manager.
A property owner’s inadequate security liability can be from something as simple as failing to replace broken locks or as drastic as hiring an incompetent private security firm. For example, the owner of an apartment building in a neighborhood that has recently seen a series of break-ins should ensure its locks and intercom system are working, or it may be liable in a Georgia negligent security lawsuit for injuries to victims assaulted or raped on the property.
Inadequate security and resulting injury can occur in many public places, including:
- Parking garages that are dark and unprotected
- Hotel lobbies and hotel rooms that are not properly protected from intruders
- Apartment building hallways and other areas that are not properly lit or secure
- Apartments with easily broken window locks or floor-level access
- Cruise ships with inadequate room, hallway or public space security
- Restaurants with poorly lit bathrooms or parking lots
The injuries associated with inadequate security are often very serious. These can include such crimes as rape, assault and battery, muggings and even death.Legal Help for Inadequate Security
Property owners are legally responsible for injuries that result from inadequate security, including injuries from criminal assaults, rapes and other violent crimes. Victims in turn, have the right to hold property responsible for their injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages. Inadequate security can result in very serious injuries to victims of crime.
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These cases can be prevented if property owners take their responsibility to the public seriously and ensure the public is protected from harm. When they are negligent in doing this, and harm results, victims are entitled to pursue their legal rights.
Charles Scholle represents Georgians and residents of the Atlanta metro area who have been seriously injured due to inadequate security in hotels, apartments, cruise ships, parking lots and other public places. Building on a strong record of successful recoveries, and applying the skill and compassion that he provides every client he represents, Charles Scholle can help you in this most difficult time.
Our legal team will keep you informed throughout the litigation process and will keep you protected from the stress of litigation by managing the day-to-day details. Our law practice is focused entirely on helping our clients win the best possible financial recovery and to take back their lives.
If you or a loved one was injured due to negligent security Georgia premises liability lawyer Charles Scholle can help. We offer free confidential consultations to all potential clients.
Please contact us to schedule your legal evaluation by calling Scholle Law toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100 or by sending a message online or by Email. We are here to help you.
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