Negligent Security at Sporting Events or Other Event Venues – Clarke and Hall Counties
The point of a sporting event is to have fun and enjoy time with your family or friends, but when you’re affected by an accident or become a victim to a crime, your perspective changes completely. Often enough, we find that regardless of the crime, better security measures would have been effective enough to prevent the crime from ever happening, sparing you or your loved one’s physical, mental, or financial loss. If you believe you might have a claim for negligent security at sporting events or other event venues in the counties of Clarke and Hall counties in Georgia, you should continue to read.
Clarke and Hall counties see their fair share of crime at sporting events and other event venues, yet a lot of it could have been prevented had the premises has been adequately secured. This touches upon the concept known as premises liability which means that a venue, business, or building may be responsible for the crime or accident that affected you. If they are found to have an obligation to provide security that works, but failed to do so, you may have a claim on your hands to recuperate some of your losses.
The following are examples of what negligent security at sporting events or other events can look like:
- Based off of past experiences relating to crime in the area or venue, inadequate security was in place.
- Doors, gates, windows, fences, or locks meant to protect you were non-existent, broken, or malfunctioning, which allowed access to the criminals.
- Bad lighting made it an easier environment for criminals to steal, harass, or perform even more sinister crimes.
- Security personnel were improperly trained to handle the situations that arose or they gave unauthorized individuals access to reach you or your loved ones.
- Surveillance systems went unmonitored.
To determine whether or not these examples resemble your case, our team of attorneys performs a complete set of investigations. They examine the physical characteristics of the venue where the event was happening, examining the doors, gates, and security systems that were in place. They also analyze the criminal history reports of the area to figure out if this type of accident or crime was to be expected. They then aim to establish the elements for a negligent security claim by the following conditions:
- The victim of the crime had permission to be at the event at the time, such as a tenant, a guest, or a ticket holder.
- The venue where the crime occurred had a legal obligation to provide adequate security and they failed to do so.
- The crime or accident that occurred was foreseeable based on the history of the venue or other warnings such as crowd size.
Although not all of these conditions are required, they give you an idea of what a claim for negligent security at sporting events or other events venues claim needs to have in order to be successful in court. Luckily, our attorneys have had over 100 cumulative years of experience litigating cases in the field and are ready to fight to win yours. Simply give us a call today at 877-448-8585, or contact us online, for a free and confidential consultation in the Clark and Hall counties of Georgia.