Have you been injured because of inadequate security? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Rape, sexual assault, and robbery are the most common types of Inadequate Security cases. And these attacks occur most frequently in parking lots, apartment complexes, and hotel rooms. Sexual misconduct is never the victim’s fault, and it can take many forms.
Of course situations like these will take a mental and emotional toll on the victim, but oftentimes, they result in physical injury as well. Recovering from a rape or sexual assault is multifaceted and can become very expensive. Our Atlanta, Georgia personal injury law firm has a compassionate, dedicated staff with experience in fighting for the rights of rape victims and those who have suffered from sexual assault and harassment.
The physical grounds of a business, including apartment complexes, parking lots, stairwells and other common areas, when not properly secured, can lead to violent crimes and devastating injuries, including rape, robbery, shootings, battery and even death in some cases. Even a small lapse in security, such as several burned out light bulbs in a parking lot, can provide the perfect opportunity for a criminal to strike. The obligations of business owners to take the appropriate steps to provide a safe environment also applies to day care facilities and schools who undertake the responsibility to look after your children.
If you or a loved one has been assaulted while on the grounds of a business and would like to speak with an attorney, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We have achieved significant results for our prior clients in handling inadequate security cases.
Here are some testimonials from some of the satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
The most common contributing factors in an Inadequate Security case are as follows:
- A lack of security cameras in the area
- Poor lighting, either not enough lights provided or burned out bulbs
- A lack of security personnel roaming the property
- A failure by the business owner to warn patrons or tenants on the property about a history of criminal activity which has occurred there
- A lack of perimeter fencing surrounding the property
Inadequate security lawsuits normally fall under the category of Premises Liability. In these type lawsuits, the plaintiff is holding the property owner responsible for not providing a safe and secure environment for those who come onto their property. Under Georgia law, it is the duty of the business owner to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. In addition to maintaining the physical premises such as sidewalks, stairs, etc., this also includes providing for the physical safety of patrons against dangerous persons. For example, if someone gets into a fight at a bar and is injured badly because the bar has no security personnel, the bar owner may possibly be held liable for inadequate security.
In Georgia, different types of businesses are expected to maintain different levels of security. For instance, establishments such as bars, lounges, and sporting events are normally expected to have security personnel on duty at all times, whereas businesses like an office supply store, restaurant, or grocery store would not be expected to have a security staff.
In addition, if the business is located in a part of town that has high crime statistics, the business owner may be expected to provide a heightened security presence, particularly if the property owner has personal knowledge of specific crimes in the area.
We know mistreatment of this nature can be difficult to discuss, but the sooner we are able to start building a case against your aggressor and the business who failed to properly protect you, the better your chances are of receiving the recompense you deserve. Contact us online or call us today at 404.541.9330. We will fight for your rights.