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Atlanta Negligent Security Lawyer

A negligent security attorney can help you fight for justice and financial compensation if you have sustained physical injuries because of negligent security on another person's premises.

Our Atlanta negligent security lawyers can help you get monetary compensation if you were injured or a loved one has died because of inadequate security on another person's premises. Negligent security happens when a person is injured by a crime or violent attacks, such as sexual assault, robbery, or rape, on property that was not adequately protected. The resulting personal injury can be severe, and a violent crime may also result in death.

If you or a loved one was injured because of negligent security, you can receive financial compensation for both your economic damages, non-economic losses, and even punitive damages by filing a negligent security lawsuit. Georgia laws for recovering losses are complicated, but the experienced personal injury attorneys at Marks Law Group have extensive experience and will fight fiercely for damages that include payment for expenses you incurred, such as medical bills, rehabilitation bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Call our personal injury law firm today at 404-939-1485 to schedule a no-cost initial consultation. 

What is Negligent Security in Atlanta?

Property owners and premises occupiers in Georgia have a legal responsibility to offer their guests adequate security. If a commercial entity doesn't provide proper security, and a negligent security victim who is injured as a result can hold negligent property owners liable through a personal injury claim. 

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This raises a critical question: What constitutes adequate security? Typically, it depends on the specific details of the case at hand. Business and property owners must take reasonable security measures to ensure the safety of their guests. 

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For example, a bar that serves alcohol may have far different security requirements than a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol. Ultimately, all premises liability claims are handled on a case-by-case basis. So, it's essential that an injured person is represented by a skilled Atlanta premises liability lawyer. The skilled personal injury lawyers at our law firm have the experience to handle all types of negligent security claims, including those against:

  • Retal stores;
  • Apartment complexes;
  • Concert venues;
  • Hotels and motels;
  • Amusement parks;
  • Large commercial shopping malls;
  • Office buildings;
  • Restaurants, bars, nightclubs;
  • Banks and other financial institutions;
  • Univeristies and colleges;
  • Assisted living facilities;
  • Parking lots;
  • Hospitals and other medical centers; and
  • Publicly owned entities, such as transit operations.

What are Common Examples of Negligent Security in Atlanta?

Negligent security comes in many forms. If you believe that you or a loved one was seriously injured because of poor security, contact our Atlanta negligent security attorneys immediately. We'll conduct a comprehensive investigation of your claim and establish what steps you need to take to protect your constitutional rights and your ability to recover fair compensation. Some of the most common examples of negligent security include:

  • Negligent training or hiring: Businesses have a duty to carry out proper backgrounds checks on their employees. If you or a family member was severely injured by an employee, whether in a daycare center, school, assisted living facility, or at any other business, then the employer or business owner may be held liable.
  • Inadequate employee supervision: Besides having strong hiring procedures, businesses and other employers must also proactively supervise all their employees. Dangerous misconduct shouldn't be allowed to occur or persist.  
  • Lack of properly trained security personnel: If you were attacked because there was insufficient number of trained security personal, or there was no security personnel on site, then you might have a valid negligent security claim.
  • Inadequate or lack of screening at entrances: Property owners and occupiers must put in adequate security measures at all entrances. Some doors should require people to log in their information; others should be locked from the outside, or that guests pass through screening by a security personnel.
  • Broken locks or windows: Sadly, violent attacks sometimes occur because of locks or windows  that were left negligently unrepaired by business or property owners. This is often the cases in criminal attacks at motels, hotels, and apartment buildings.
  • Poor lighting: Adequate lighting can help a lot in deterring criminal activity. If you suffered catastrophic injuries, such as a brain injury, head injuries, or broken bones, because of a violent attack that occurred in dangerously dark conditions at a Georgia property, then you should consult with an experienced attorney immediately.

How Much is an Atlanta Negligent Security Claim Worth?

The first step in establishing the value of a claim is to establish the extent of the physical injuries that the injured person has received. If you have received a bodily injury that will heal fully, then your claim doesn’t have nearly the value of a case where the injured party won't heal fully. An injured person has to go through their medical treatment and know if they'll recover and if they won't recover completely, to what extent will they have a disability before they can begin to even look at what the value of their negligent security claim is.

Don't Wait! The Georgia Statute of Limitations on Injury Claims is 2 years from the date of the incident.

After they have that information, they must also look at what Georgia premises liability law allows an injured party to recover. Basically, there are two categories of damages that you may recover. The first one is called economic damages. This includes damages that are easy to calculate because they include lost wages and the cost of medical expenses.

The challenging part is the evaluation of non-economic damages. These damages include things such as loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering. These damages typically have an extraordinary amount of value. These are things that must be determined before you can know what the actual value of your claim is.

Another thing to look at is the duty of care and reasonable care that a property owner has to take to sure their patrons are safe. Proving this isn't always easy.

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Often, it's difficult to prove what someone knew in the past and, in many instances, if you don’t jump on the claim right away and have someone on your side that knows what they’re doing, once the business owner learns that a potential lawsuit is coming towards them, a lot of evidence tends to disappear mysteriously. From the outset of a negligent security incident, if you think you have a valid claim, you must consult an experienced attorney and get the attorney involved to ensure measures are taken to preserve all the evidence that’ll be needed.

If you or a loved one was injured because of another person's negligence, then you may recover the financial compensation you deserve. At this time, it's crucial to consult with an experienced Atlanta negligent security attorney immediately. Our Skilled negligent security lawyers have helped thousands of negligent security victims in Dekalb County, Fulton County, and throughout Georgia and we can help you, too. For a no-cost l legal consultation, please contact Marks Law Group today at 404-939-1485.

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