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What you should know about Atlanta negligent security claims

It's an unfortunate but not uncommon scenario: a patron of a bar is assaulted and injured by another person. Under such circumstances, the injured person may have a right to sue the bar or property owner for what is known as "negligent security."

A negligent security case can be complex. Typically, an Atlanta negligent security lawyer will investigate any prior criminal assaults on the property. If there is a history of assaults on the premises, the owner of the business should have known to take extra security measures. The attorney typically will have access to an expert who can discuss any types of security measures that should have been in place at the bar.

At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, our premises liability attorneys in Atlanta have experience protecting the rights of individuals who were injured due to negligent security. We have access to the experts who may be needed to prove that the owner was negligent.

Negligent security cases can be emotionally devastating for the victims. Some of these Atlanta inadequate security cases involve individuals who were sexually assaulted or violently attacked. While a bar can be a location for a negligent security case, victims can be injured just about anywhere, from malls, hotels, apartment complexes, schools and parking lots.

The following are examples of how a negligent security case may arise:

  • Lack of security cameras, or malfunctioning cameras
  • Poorly lit parking lots, garages, stairwells, etc.
  • No security guards in an area with a history of criminal activity
  • Inattentive security guards
  • Unlocked gates, doors or windows

An assault or violent crime can happen anywhere. For example, you might expect to relax at an Atlanta hotel or resort. What unfortunately sometimes happens is that the management fails to hire sufficient security; they may fail to make sure hotel keys are kept secure; they may not have bothered to fix a broken window lock. Any of these factors can lead to tragic consequences. You or a loved one may experience a dangerous or deadly assault through no fault of your own.

The following are just a few places where an assault or sexual abuse can occur, leading to a potential negligent security case:

  • Nursing home
  • Bar or night club
  • Elevator
  • Stairwell
  • Movie theater
  • Bus
  • College dorm or classroom

If you or a loved one was injured on someone's property, it's important to discuss your options with an Atlanta negligent security lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. For a free consultation, call 1-800-898-HAYS. At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we have experience handling all sorts of Atlanta inadequate security cases. An attorney can provide the guidance you need if you were injured on someone's property through no fault of your own.