When you go shopping, go to an entertainment event or go to another’s home, if there is no or inadequate security and you are injured or have a family member killed, a premises liability claim may exist. While the vast majority of premises owner/operators provide adequate security for their licensees and invitees, the few that fail to provide the right level can leave their guests unsafe.

Under Georgia law, premises owners and operators are required to provide their visitors a safe environment. When premises owners/operators fail to provide a reasonable level of security, guests can be victimized or even killed.

What type of Criminal Acts May Occur without Adequate Security?

Without adequate security, especially when a premises owner is aware of crimes taking place nearby or their area is prone to an increased amount of criminal acts, premises liability may exist. It may exist because owners/operates are required to provide their guests with a reasonable level of security. When inadequate security is not provided victims may experience one or more of the following types of criminal incidents:

  • Abduction
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping

What May Happen to Victims of Negligent Security?

Depending on the type of security breach and what happens to victims, premises owners/operators can be liable for:

  • Severe injuries
  • Emotional injuries
  • Financial Damages
  • Wrongful death claims

What Individuals or Business are Responsible for Adequate Security?

Many victims and families of victims have held the following parties responsible for their injuries of those of their loved ones:

  • Malls
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Apartment owners and home renters

These are just some examples where premises owners/operators may be liable for negligent and/or inadequate security. If you have suffered severe injuries or have lost a family member because of these circumstances, you may have a premises liability claim. Speaking with a Coweta County accident lawyer will help you understand what your circumstances entitle you to under the law. The Law Offices of Shane Smith offers a free legal consultation with a Coweta County accident lawyer. Call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999.

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