Pursuing Compensation For Injuries Caused By Negligent Security
Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe, which includes taking reasonable security measures. When they fail to uphold that duty and you get harmed as a result, you can pursue compensation through a negligent security claim.
Our lawyers at The Finley Firm, P.C., can advise you of your options for doing so. They have many combined decades of experience obtaining multimillion-dollar results for those harmed by negligence. From our offices in Atlanta and Columbus, our attorneys handle negligent security and other premises liability cases across Georgia and Alabama.
What Is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability is the body of law dealing with the duties of property owners. It imposes certain duties with regard to premises such as private dwellings, sidewalks, parking lots, retail stores, warehouses, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, motels and other businesses. Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to individuals who come onto their properties or into their businesses to protect them from dangerous conditions or at least warn them of the dangers.
What Are Premises Liability Claims?
Premises liability claims are those claims that individuals have against the owners or managers of the property as a result of injuries and damages sustained as the results of dangerous conditions located there.
How Is Premises Liability Determined?
Premises liability is determined by a judge or jury based upon the duty owed by a landowner or business owner to prevent, correct or warn of dangerous conditions on their property. That duty depends on what a reasonable person may expect to be present on that property and the type of person who sustains the injury or damage (whether they’re a trespasser, child, person of limited capabilities or a consumer on business property).
What Might Be Grounds For A Negligent Security Claim?
As a subset of premises liability law, a negligent security claim involves a failure on the part of the property owner or manager to take reasonable steps to safeguard people from violent crimes. Negligent security claims often involve premises such as parking ramps, bars, nightclubs, apartment complexes and other venues where violent crimes are likely to occur.
The property owner or manager might be liable for security risks such as:
- Missing or broken locks or windows
- Missing or broken security cameras
- Unsecured entries
- Inadequate lighting
- Missing or broken alarm systems
- Lack of security guards
If you were the victim of a violent crime – such as robbery, assault or sexual assault – on someone else’s premises, you may have grounds to sue the property owner for negligent security. Our lawyers can advise you of your rights and help you seek justice.
Other Types Of Premises Liability Cases Our Team Handles
- Lack of safety devices
Please reach out to us for guidance on whether you have a claim.
Let Our Attorneys Help You Seek Justice
If you were harmed by dangerous property conditions or negligent security, then you deserve compensation. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s negligence.