Negligent Security Lawyer in Atlanta
Last Updated on October 29, 2020 by Theodore Spaulding
Atlanta Attorneys Representing Victims Injured as a Result of Unsafe Conditions or a Failure to Provide Adequate Security
It’s just not possible to always predict where crimes will occur and with what frequency. However, it’s a well-known fact in Georgia law enforcement circles that criminals will seek out soft targets where there is less of a chance of getting caught. Security cameras, guard gates, and streetlights might not eliminate crime, but when someone has ill intent, those things can certainly be a deterrent. Not having them can be an invitation for crime.
The law office of Spaulding Injury Law represents northern Georgia victims in their claims of inadequate security. If you were the victim of a crime at or near your apartment or condo (or anywhere that adequate security was not provided), and you believe that the crime could have been prevented with cursory security measures, the attorneys of Spaulding Injury Law want to discuss your case with you.
Inadequate Security Claims Lawyers in Atlanta and Northern Georgia
The plaintiffs in inadequate security lawsuits are usually the victims of either a property crime, such as burglary, theft, or vandalism; or they’re the victim of a crime against their person, like robbery, assault, battery, or rape. If these crimes could have been possibly been prevented with reasonable security measures, then the grounds for an inadequate security claim exist. Some of the things that our Spaulding Injury Law attorneys examine are:
- Security Measures – Are security guards employed? Were the fences in a state of disrepair? Does the apartment, parking garage, etcetera have cameras? Were they working? Were there signs posted? If the answer to these questions is no, then the facility’s security is suspect.
- History – This includes both the past history of crimes on the premises and the complaints from the residents or customers who frequent it. If there is a crime trend in the parking lot or the surrounding area (break-ins, vandalism, etcetera), and the property manager or business owner chose to ignore it, then their complacency may have contributed to the likelihood of a crime.
- Maintenance – Burned out light bulbs, holes in fences, damaged cameras, broken windows or doors can all make it easier for a criminal to enter or leave the property without being detected. It makes little sense to man the entrance with a security guard, if the lock on the back door is broken. Poorly maintained properties are fertile grounds for criminal activity.
The law firm of Spaulding Injury Law can assess the facility in question and make a determination as to the viability of your legal case. If necessary, our lawyers can employ professional security analysts to perform an assessment of the property.
Premises That Are Required to Provide Security
There is an implication when you enter most businesses that they are safe and legal establishments. The same holds true for residential communities like apartments, condominiums, and mobile home parks. Here are some examples of the types of premises that should provide security, but often don’t:
- Apartment Buildings/Complexes
- Parking Lots/Garages
- Movie Theaters
- Shopping Malls
- Assisted Living Facilities/Nursing Homes
- College Campuses
- Bars/Nightclubs (both inside and outside)
- Sporting Facilities and Events
- Department Stores
- Daycare Centers
- Convenience Stores
Security – A Part of Doing Business
If companies, landlords, and restaurateurs want your patronage, they should look after your security. If they fail to do so, and you are the victim of a crime, you have grounds for a lawsuit. Let a reputable, experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney examine your claim.
To schedule an appointment with a Spaulding Injury Law attorney at our Cumming, Georgia office, contact us at (770) 887-3162. We serve clients in Metro Atlanta, Cumming, and all over Northern Georgia.