Negligent security refers to an injury — usually an assault or other crime — that could have been easily prevented if proper security measures were in place. These types of injuries often occur at bars, stores, or parking lots in areas with high crime rates. Most of the time, these establishments are properly equipped with security guards, gates, and alarm systems. When proving liability in a negligent security case, these are the types of things that our attorneys look for.
Negligent Security Cases
The term negligent security encompasses an array of events that fall under that term. There are several varying incidences that are related to negligent security. They are typically crime related. The types of incidences that frequently are called a negligent security claim include:
- Armed robbery
Essentially, a negligent security case involved you getting hurt and that injury being directly related to a property owner’s negligence. If they had acted in a different way, maybe you would be better off. They could have taken measures to prevent this from happening and because of that they can be held liable.
Proving Liability in a Negligent Security Case
There are two things that you have to know in order for this to be a successful case:
- When you bring a case against the property owner, they need to have known that they had insufficient security.
- The owner of the property needs to have known that someone could have gotten hurt and that their lack of action was a hazard to visitors of their property.
The owner of the property can be liable for your damages if you have been harmed on their property due to their negligence if you can prove these things.
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If you have been seriously hurt in an incident due to negligent security, please call our office as soon as possible. Our Georgia negligent security lawyers can help guide you through your negligent security case every step of the way.