Negligent Security at College Campuses – Clarke and Hall Counties
College campuses are hotbeds for criminal activity given the fact that they are concentrated areas with many students who have the latest technological devices such as top-of-the-line smartphones and laptops. This can make your average college campus very appealing to criminals who are looking to steal your hard-earned products and will stop at nothing to obtain them. Their only deterrent is your campus security, but if you’ve experienced negligent security at college campuses in the Clarke and Hall counties of Georgia, then you know that there are some flaws in the system.
No security system is 100% bulletproof, but, oftentimes, we’ll find that the appropriate security was not provided for when it should have been. Even major universities, such as the University of Georgia, have witnessed these problems. The issue comes down to whether or not your college campus can be held liable for providing security and if their provisions were inadequate. This concept is known as premises liability and here are some examples of where those liable failed to fulfill their responsibility:
- Based on the known criminal activity in the area, management or the property owner, did not adequately provide security as it should have.
- Doors, windows, or gates were broken at the time the crime or accident occurred.
- Light fixtures were malfunctioning, non-existent, or broken that created an environment that allowed crime to occur.
- Security personnel or guards were not present, allowed unauthorized individuals to enter the premises, or were inadequately trained.
- Surveillance systems went unmonitored.
While not every case contains every element already mentioned, if you believe your case may have similarities, it is worth your time to contact an attorney. Our attorneys have dealt with negligent security at college campuses claims for many years and know how to fight for our clients. Our process is based on the facts, which is why we begin by completing a thorough investigation of your campus and where the crime occurred. We take note of every lamp post or fixture that wasn’t working or simply didn’t exist, we analyze the crime history of the area, and we look at every factor that may have influenced the situation that you or a loved one have faced. It’s of utmost importance to get the right information so that we’re best equipped to fight for your claim for compensation. Here are some characteristics that make for strong claims:
- The crime or accident victim had to have permission to be on the premises, much like a tenant, friend, guest or other invitee has.
- The college campus or property manager had to have a legal obligation to ensure safety and security of the individuals on the premises.
- The defendant failed to provide adequate security.
- The crime or accident was foreseeable and should have been anticipated because of crime history in the area or other warnings.
Finding the courage to make a claim can be difficult, but our attorneys will help you every step of the way. It’s important to us that you or your loved ones obtain compensation through the courts for your loss in claims dealing with negligent security at college campuses in Clarke and Hall counties. Do not make the mistake of putting this off, call us at 877-448-8585, or contact us online, for a free and confidential consultation regarding your potential claim.