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Businesses and property owners in Georgia have the duty to keep their customers and visitors safe from dangerous conditions. Properties and businesses located in high-crime areas must take reasonable steps to keep customers, visitors, and tenants safe from shootings, assaults, and other crimes.
When they fail to implement proper protections, and someone gets hurt or dies as a result, the property and business owners can be required to compensate victims and their families for their injuries and wrongful death.
Davis Injury Firm advocates for injured victims in numerous different scenarios, including negligent security incidents. Our firm can provide personalized and competitive representation to fight for your right to damages.
Not many injured victims are aware of their rights to sue negligent security, but we are here to assert those rights and help you obtain the damages you deserve.
What Is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is a facet of premises liability cases, as it involves the duty to keep the premises safe. For instance, if a person has been injured as a result of an assault or shooting that occurs on an unsafe apartment complex or business, the injured person might sue on the grounds of negligent security.
How Can I Prove Negligent Security?
A claim of negligence must show the following:
- There was a legal duty to a standard of conduct.
- This legal duty was breached.
- The breach directly caused the injury.
- The injury caused damage to the victim.
Note that negligent security claims must also showcase that the incident was “foreseeable” (e.g., the property owner has numerous prior complaints about crime on the property).
What Are Examples of Negligent Security?
Some examples of negligent security may be:
- Failing to provide an adequate amount of security personnel to protect against crime;
- Inadequately training or hiring security personnel;
- Failing to install security equipment like cameras;
- Failing to install lighting;
- Not maintaining gates, fences, and doors for protection.
All the above actions (or failures to act) exhibit a business owner’s neglect of their legal duty to “exercise ordinary care to guard against injury from dangerous characters,” as required of them under Georgia law.
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If an injured victim has a successful case of negligent security, they can claim several types of damages to compensate for their injuries. Georgia does not put a cap on the amount of damages an injured party may receive, so they might be able to claim a range of damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Punitive Damage Recovery
In some cases, the court may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages compensate the injured individual, but they are mainly meant to punish the offending party and discourage them from repeating the offense in the future. Punitive damages are limited to $250,000.
Work With Our Atlanta Lawyer
If you are suffering serious or minor injuries due to negligent security, you have the right to claim damages. Do not hesitate to contact Davis Injury Firm for legal counsel on your next steps, and don’t miss out on your opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries. Accident cases typically have a filing deadline of 2 years, so the sooner you get started on your case, the better.
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