Newnan Negligent Security Attorney
Property owners that fail to provide adequate security can be held accountable when invitees (people with express or implied permission to be on the property) become the victims of crime. If you have been a crime victim because of negligent security, contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. as soon as possible. Our experienced Newnan personal injury attorneys can assist you in pursuing a premises liability claim for compensation.
Why Choose Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C.?
At Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. in Newnan, Georgia:
- We have more than 100 combined years of experience living and working in the community we serve.
- We give dedicated personal attention to each of our clients, ensuring that their legal needs are met.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay us any legal fees until we secure compensation for you.
Why You Need a Negligent Security Lawyer
If you have been injured because of negligent security on a property, you need an experienced premises liability attorney on your side. Property owners and businesses are required to protect their tenants, customers, and invitees from unreasonable dangers.
Prior crimes may give landlords notice of possible future crimes against a person. To help construct your case, our negligent security lawyers can:
- Obtain crime reports from the local police department to look for prior crimes
- Examine internal reports of business owners for evidence of similar attacks in the same location
- Evaluate the security practices in place to protect invitees on the property
What Constitutes Negligent Security?
Negligent security is a type of premises liability. The property owner is held liable for reckless or intentional criminal conduct of a third party. The law holds that a property owner or occupier must keep the premises safe so invitees are free from foreseeable criminal acts. Negligent security premises liability places a greater duty upon the owners and occupiers of land to protect invitees not only from the negligent actions of the property owner but, also from criminal acts of others that cause personal injury.
Examples of Negligent Security
Negligent security cases often arise in motels, apartment buildings, shopping centers, parking garages and other businesses with areas of unsupervised premises. Criminals can more easily evade detection in spaces hidden from the view of the proprietor. Injured parties in negligent security cases often claim that the property owner or occupier failed to provide adequate security in one or more of the following ways:
- Inadequate lighting
- Faulty or inadequate fencing, gates, doors, or locks
- Failure to provide adequate security patrols
- Failure to respond to a security alert
- Failure to install or adequately place security cameras
- Failure to adequately warn of potential danger
Types of Negligent Security Claims
Premises liability claims for negligent security may arise in:
- Unsafe apartment complexes: Assaults, shootings, and rape are common in apartment complexes. Many of these crimes could be prevented if owners exercised reasonable care.
- Hotels and motels: Criminal attacks and assaults occur at hotels and motels in parking lots, hallways, stairwells, and other areas with dim lighting and lack of trained security guards.
- Shopping centers and malls: Businesses in shopping centers and malls owe their customers and visitors a duty of care. Serious violent crimes, including sexual assault, rape, shootings, and murder occur in malls and shopping centers.
- Parking lots: Visitors face a risk of robbery and assault in parking lots. Property owners who fail to hire security or install cameras may be found liable in negligent security claims.
Contact Us For a Free Consultation
If you have been a crime victim because of negligent security, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. Call Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. at (770) 251-7100. Our Coweta County personal injury lawyers, can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be able to claim.