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When an individual is attacked by another and robbed, assaulted, or otherwise harmed, this can lead to criminal charges. However, in some cases, the victim of such a crime may also (or instead) be able to file a civil lawsuit against the owner of the property where the incident occurred. If the property owner should have had better safety measures in place, the victim may be able to file a claim for negligent security.

Our personal injury attorneys at Adams Law Firm in Macon have decades of experience standing up for the rights of those who have been harmed due to another’s negligence.

Answering Your FAQs About Negligent Security Claims

Negligent security claims require an experienced premises liability attorney who understands the specific nuances of Georgia negligence and personal injury laws. Here, our negligent security lawyers answer some of the more common questions that they get asked. For answers to your specific questions, our premises liability lawyers offer free case consultations.

What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security (also called “inadequate security”) is a legal cause of action. It can be filed against a property owner when an individual is injured on the property due to a lack of reasonable security.

Such claims allege that if the owner or manager of the property where the accident occurred had provided better security measures, the incident likely would not have happened. Commercial properties are often targeted in such lawsuits. However, residential property owners can be held accountable in some instances as well.

Who are negligent security claims filed against?

Negligent security claims are often filed against property owners and managers. Common locations for negligent security cases include:

  • Apartment buildings and complexes
  • Clinics, hospitals, and other medical facilities
  • Parking garages and ramps
  • Retail stores and shopping malls
  • Restaurants, nightclubs, or bars
  • School campuses

A negligent security claim can be filed against any property owner, especially if the owner should have taken safety and security measures to keep patrons or visitors safe but didn’t.

What are examples of negligent security?

A property owner can be held liable for a lot when it comes to negligent security. If a visitor, tenant, or patron is injured on a property, an owner could be held responsible for the following:

  • Poor lighting conditions
  • A lack of functioning security cameras
  • A failure to perform background checks on tenants or employees
  • Broken locks or security systems
  • A lack of gates, barriers, and other criminal deterrents

When a victim is attacked, robbed, or assaulted on a property, and that attack could have been prevented by security measures, the owner could be held liable for negligence.

What kinds of damages are available in a negligent security case?

In most cases, plaintiffs are eligible to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage or loss. Noneconomic damages grant compensation to make up for emotional pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages include emotional distress, PTSD, embarrassment, and other nonmonetary losses that resulted from your accident.

The exact amount of compensation will depend on factors unique to your specific case. These factors can include the location of the incident, how badly you were injured, or even how affluent the defendant is. By consulting an attorney, you can get a better idea of what your legal options are.

You Can Rely On Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers

Our personal injury lawyers understand the nuances of premises liability claims. Our lawyers know how to help you prove fault, secure evidence, and calculate the amount of compensation you deserve. Our legal team will do whatever we can to fight for your right to fair compensation while you focus on recovering from your ordeal.

When we take on a case, our legal team at Adams Law Firm takes the time to get to know you. We listen to your story. Once we fully understand the facts of your situation, we get to work on building your case based on your specific goals and needs.

Throughout the entire process, we remain dedicated to helping you recover. We want you to get the maximum amount of compensation. We want you to be able to move on from this incident.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today

Our negligent security lawyers and premises liability attorneys are available for consultations. We offer initial consultations and case assessments free of charge. To schedule your free appointment, send us an email through our website or call our office at 478-772-3939.

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