Negligent Security

Your Catastrophic Injury
Case Is Our Top Priority.

Atlanta Negligent Security Lawyer

Slip and Fall InjuryA land and business owners’ legal duty to provide safe premises for their patrons, renters, and guests includes a duty to protect them from harm caused by the intentional criminal acts of third parties when those criminal acts are foreseeable. Criminal acts are foreseeable when their occurrence can reasonably be expected under the circumstances.  An Atlanta, Georgia Inadequate Security Lawyer at Ponton Law can help to hold property owners and business establishments accountable when guests or patrons become victims of violent criminal attacks on their premises.

The general rule in Georgia is that an owner does not ensure a patron’s safety against third-party criminal attacks, and as such, any liability from such attacks must be predicated on the foreseeability of the criminal act.  If the owner has reason to anticipate a criminal act, then he has a duty to exercise ordinary care to guard against this risk of harm.  Georgia courts examine the history of prior criminal activity on and around the premises to determine the foreseeability of the act in question.  The incident causing the injury must be substantially similar in type to the previous criminal activities so that a reasonable person would take ordinary precautions to protect his or her customers or tenants against the risk posed by this sort of activity.

In determining whether previous criminal acts are substantially similar to the occurrence causing harm, thereby establishing the foreseeability of risk;

  1. The court must inquire into the location, nature, and extent of the prior criminal activities
  2. The court must inquire into their likeness, proximity, or other relationship to the crime in question.

Establishing A Case

While the prior criminal activity must be substantially similar to the present crime, it does not have to be identical, and what is required is that the prior incident is sufficient to attract the owner’s attention to the dangerous condition which resulted in the litigated incident.  If there are no prior similar incidents, then the owner is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.  Our investigation always includes determining what prior criminal acts occurred on the property before the subject incident.

When property/business owners fail to provide adequate security measures, residents and guests are put at risk for criminal attacks. Inadequate security has too often resulted in the rape, injury, or death of innocent victims.  The Atlanta, Georgia negligent security lawyer at Ponton Law works with law enforcement, private investigators and security experts to maximize the compensation recovered for our clients. Adequate security measures can include:

  • Hiring security guards
  • Installing sufficient lighting
  • Installing security video cameras or “dummy” cameras
  • Keeping bushes and hedges from growing too tall
  • Providing sturdy locks and alarms on doors and windows

The adequacy of the security measures employed may vary depending upon the location and type of business being operated.

Atlanta, Georgia negligent security cases often involve violent criminal attacks such as rape, shooting, stabbing, murder, and assault. These cases have been successfully prosecuted by Ponton Law against owners and operators of businesses.  The Atlanta, Georgia crime victims’ rights lawyer at Ponton Law has successfully litigated many cases where the failure of a land/business owner to provide adequate security resulted in the death of guests or patrons or left them with severe, life-altering injuries. Our Atlanta, GA negligent security lawyer handles these types of cases throughout the state.

Call Us Today for Your Free Consultation

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a violent crime on commercial premises, contact an Atlanta, Georgia premises security lawyer at Ponton Law today for a free consultation about your potential Georgia negligent/inadequate security lawsuit.  Call 404-418-8507 to speak with an attorney about your case.

Recent Posts

Car Accident
June 12, 2021

What is the Claim Process for a Car Accident Injury?

Injuries sustained from a car accident are often devastating and can leave you incapacitated for the rest of your life. That is why you must file a claim for damages if you were not liable for the accident. Like all other personal injury cases, you must prove negligence to win your case. Work with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney to increase your chances of success. Here are the general steps you are required to follow when filing a car accident injury claim: Treatment of injuries Your main concern after any accident should always be to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you feel fine, it is still essential that you go for a further checkup because some injuries do not hurt initially. Your doctor will advise you whether to resume normal activities and issue a report documenting your injuries. Keep the report because it will be helpful when calculating…
Car Accident
June 11, 2021

Who is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?

Parking lot accidents will often be less severe than the rest of the car accidents because the vehicles are moving slowly. While this is good news, you still need to identify who is liable before filing a claim. It is usually the most challenging because cars are moving in every direction, and anyone can be at fault. Discuss your case with an Atlanta car accident attorney to make sure your rights are protected. So, who is at fault in a parking lot accident? Parking lot laws are slightly different from road laws Basic road rules will still apply in parking lots, but the laws are slightly different. Determining who is at fault is essential because their insurance company will pay for all damages that result from the accident. Fire zones, reckless driving, handicapped spaces, and DUI will apply. Some road rules will not apply because most parking lots are located…
Car Accident
June 10, 2021

What to Expect when Sued for Personal Injury Car Accident

A car accident lawsuit always involves two sides. The plaintiff suffers injuries due to the negligence of the defendant. As a plaintiff, you have the burden of proof to show that the other party failed to observe their duty of care towards other road users. What if you are on the other side of the case? What happens when you are sued for a personal injury car accident? Consult an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney to protect your rights. Remember, you have rights even if you caused the accident. Here is what to expect in such circumstances: You will have a lawyer Your insurance company will have a lawyer protecting their interests and will also appoint them to protect your rights. However, it is not recommended that you work with the attorney appointed for you. Therefore, they will be looking to make the insurance company happy and will most likely…
Car Accident
June 9, 2021

Determining a Permanent Injury in a Car Accident Case

Car accident injuries are often severe because of the high impact. If you are lucky, you will get out unhurt or suffer minor injuries. If you are not, you could suffer permanent injuries that will affect you for the rest of your life. In either case, you should file a claim to receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Talk to an Atlanta car accident attorney to protect your rights if another driver was responsible for your injuries. Here are more details about permanent injuries and compensation in car accidents: What is a Permanent Injury? A permanent injury is one that results in a limited or complete loss of function on a body part. Usually, this injury cannot mend independently, nor can it heal using advanced modern technology. Such an injury will affect how you carry out your daily activities. You may even never resume work meaning that you will…