Georgia Personal Injury

Negligent Security for Apartment Buildings - Clarke and Hall Counties

As a tenant, renter, or guest in an apartment complex, campus housing, dormitories, nightclubs, sporting events, and concerts in the Clarke and Hall counties of Georgia, you’re protected under law to have adequate and safe security provided for you if it falls under the location’s duty to do so. What’s troubling is the fact that some find themselves in harm’s way or, worse yet, the victims of a crime due to negligent security for apartment buildings and the other aforementioned locations.

The concept is known as premises liability, and our team of attorneys have a combined 100 years experience pursuing claims regarding it. Negligence of the premises can lead to serious accidents, including personal injury or wrongful death, which could have been prevented if the proper security measures were in place and the apartment building performed its duty to provide security. Let’s look at some possible examples of negligent security and why you should pursue litigation for your loss.

Examples
  • Based on known criminal activity in the area, adequate security was not provided to the extent it should have been.
  • Missing, malfunctioning, or broken windows, doors, locks, or gates on the premises allowed the crime to occur.
  • Improper lighting on the premises facilitated the crime.
  • Security personnel allowed unauthorized individuals to enter the premises.
  • Improperly trained security personnel.
  • Failure to implement appropriate security standards.
  • Unmonitored surveillance systems.

Regardless of the severity of the situation at hand, if you believe you may have a claim due to negligent security for apartment buildings in Clarke and Hall counties, the first thing you should do is contact an attorney. Your attorney and their team will perform a thorough investigation of the premises. A typical investigation checks for the different barriers that should have been in place to prevent this accident or crime in the first place, such as broken locks, malfunctioning or non-existent security cameras, negligence by security personnel, and even lack of access into the building. In such scenarios, your attorney will let you know whether or not the defendant is at fault.

Few of the Qualifications for a Negligent Security for Apartment Buildings Claim
  1. The victim of the crime must have permission to be on the premises at the time of the event, like a guest, tenant, friend, or other invitee.
  2. The defendant, such as the owner of the apartment building, had to have a legal obligation to provide security measures.
  3. The defendant failed to provide or satisfy said measures.
  4. The attorneys can try to show that a crime was foreseeable to a property owner and manager based on past criminal history of the surrounding area and location.
  5. The accident should have been known or anticipated by the property owner and manager due to warnings and/or crowd size.

Even if you’re unsure if any of those qualifications exist in your claim, it’s prudent to contact an attorney about it. You or your loved one who were victims of a crime that should have been prevented deserve to know if there is anyone that can be held responsible. With over 100 cumulative years pursuing negligent security in apartment buildings, our attorneys are equipped to handle your case in the Clarke and Hall counties of Georgia. Contact us online, or on the phone at 877-448-8585, for a free and confidential consultation, anytime of the week.

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