DGL Attorneys At Law Negligent Security

Atlanta Negligent Security Attorneys

Pursuing Justice for Victims in the Metro Atlanta Area

Wrongful injuries can happen anywhere at any time. If you were harmed due to inadequate security on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a negligent security claim. In Georgia, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for guests and visitors on their premises. When a property owner’s negligence results in a wrongful injury, the owner may be liable for damages in a negligent security lawsuit. 

At DGL Attorneys At Law, our negligent security lawyers are well-versed in the complexities of these claims to help you navigate the legal intricacies of your case. We understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to navigate the physical, emotional, and financial fallout of an unexpected injury, which is why our firm is dedicated to safeguarding your rights in Atlanta. From proving liability to negotiating effectively with insurers, our award-winning attorneys have over a decade of experience to represent your best interests in and out of the courtroom.

If you were harmed on someone else’s property, contact us online to learn how our negligent security attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation.

What Constitutes Negligent Security in Georgia?

Under Georgia Code § 51-3-1, negligent security is a type of premises liability claim that arises when a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to secure their premises from foreseeable criminal acts. These cases involve inadequate security measures, such as a lack of proper lighting, broken locks, or the failure to conduct thorough background checks on employees or contractors.

Common Examples of Negligent Security

From broken CCTV cameras to burglaries to broken fences or gates, negligent security can lead to serious harm to patrons, visitors, and guests. 

Common examples of negligent security include: 

  • Failing to provide adequate security personnel
  • Failing to monitor or control access to the property
  • Failing to repair broken locks or other security systems
  • Neglecting to install or maintain proper lighting in common areas
  • Hiring or supervising employees who may pose a threat to guests or visitors
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Where Does Negligent Security Occur?

Negligent security lawsuits can arise from a wide range of situations. 

Wrongful injuries on third-party properties can occur at a variety of locations, including: 

  • Parking lots
  • Public parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Hotels and motels
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Apartment complexes
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Public transit, such as bus stations and airports

Regardless of where the injury occurred, seeking sound counsel from a qualified negligent security lawyer is paramount to recovering fair compensation for medical bills, treatment costs, lost earnings, and other losses. At DGL Attorneys At Law, we can fight to recover the full damages you rightfully deserve, giving you peace of mind during the recovery process.   

Types of Negligent Security Claims We Handle

Our firm has an in-depth understanding of negligent security laws to represent clients in a wide range of cases. Whether you were attacked in a parking garage, assaulted in an apartment complex, or harmed during a robbery in a place of business, our Atlanta attorneys can provide sound counsel to help you file your claim correctly and completely within the state’s statute of limitations. 

Common types of negligent security cases we handle include: 

  • Apartment complex crimes, including sexual assaults and robberies
  • Inadequate lighting or security in hotels, restaurants, or other businesses
  • Assaults, shootings, or robberies in parking lots or garages
  • Injuries caused by negligent security at concerts or sporting events
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How Long Do I Have to File a Negligent Security Claim?

Under Georgia’s statute of limitations, victims have two years from the date of their injury to file a negligent security claim. However, certain exceptions may apply in specific scenarios, such as negligent security lawsuits involving criminal prosecution. It’s best to consult with a skilled attorney to determine appropriate filing deadlines and ensure your claim is filed correctly and completely. 

Failure to submit your claim within the two-year statute of limitations can result in the dismissal of your case and the loss of potential compensation, making it crucial to seek sound counsel from a negligent security lawyer as soon as possible.

Proving Liability in a Negligent Security Lawsuit

The plaintiff bears the burden of proof in a negligent security lawsuit, which means the injured party is responsible for proving that the property owner’s negligence directly led to their injuries. 

To successfully recover damages, you must establish four key elements: 

  1. Duty of care: The property owner had a duty to provide adequate security measures. 
  2. Breach: The property owner breached their duty of care. 
  3. Causation: The breach directly caused or contributed to the harm suffered by the victim. 
  4. Damages: The victim suffered actual harm as a result of the breach. 

Can I Still Recover Damages if I Was Partially At Fault? 

Under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule, negligent security victims can still seek compensation even if they are partially at fault for their injuries. However, plaintiffs can only recover damages if they are less than 50% liable for the accident. In other words, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you will not be eligible to recover compensation. 

Securing experienced representation from a trusted negligent security lawyer is imperative to establish liability and ensure you’re compensated fairly. Our attorneys are well-versed in the legal intricacies of modified comparative negligence laws to pursue justice and full damages on your behalf.

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Pursuing Fair Compensation for Negligent Security Victims

If you were harmed on someone else’s property, our attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. DGL Attorneys At Law has a proven track record of securing significant settlements and jury verdicts for victims of negligent security in the Metro Atlanta area, making us well-equipped to guide your legal steps wisely from start to finish. As top-rated litigators, we never shy away from a trial if that’s what it takes to achieve a fair settlement. From presenting compelling evidence to establishing negligence to negotiating with insurance companies, our firm is dedicated to providing reliable representation and a personalized legal approach tailored to your unique circumstances. 

If you were attacked or assaulted on someone else’s property, our firm can help you pursue justice. Call (770) 404-8239 to schedule a free consultation

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