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Negligent security can have serious consequences for innocent individuals, leaving them vulnerable to harm. When property owners or managers fail to ensure adequate security measures, they may be liable for injuries sustained due to their oversight. Gautreaux Law is committed to helping victims navigate the complexities of such cases and obtain just compensation. 

Well-versed in the applicable premises liability laws, we have a track record of success, having secured significant settlements and jury awards on behalf of our clients. When you become our client, we will work to help you find justice and obtain meaningful compensation. If you have suffered harm on someone else’s property due to negligent security, contact us today for a confidential, no-cost consultation. 

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security refers to the failure of property owners and managers to provide adequate safety measures, leaving tenants, guests, and visitors at risk.  These can occur at apartment complexes hotels or motels, among other places.  Examples include:

  • Broken locks – A fundamental security measure, a malfunctioning lock can easily provide access to potential criminals.
  • Inadequate lighting – Poorly lit areas can conceal criminal activity, making it easier for perpetrators to target unsuspecting victims.
  • Lack of security cameras/ personnel – An absence of surveillance cameras and/or trained security staff can leave properties more susceptible to crime.

Whether you have suffered an attack on private, commercial, or public property, we will leverage our skills and experience to hold the owner accountable and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. 

Georgia’s Premises Liability Law

Negligent security falls under the umbrella of Georgia’s premises liability laws. Property owners and managers have a duty of care to ensure customers and visitors’ safety. To establish liability, injured parties generally must prove:

  • Appropriate security measures were not in place, 
  • There were known security issues such as previous incidents or obvious vulnerabilities, demonstrating the property owner’s negligence
  • The owner or manager breached their duty of care by failing to take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable crimes or other dangers

Given the challenges of proving negligent security, working with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney is essential. That’s where Gautreaux Law steps in. We have the skills and experience to handle these claims and will guide you through the legal process. 

Types of Injuries from Negligent Security

Victims of negligent security can suffer a wide range of injuries, physical, emotional, and financial:

  • Physical injuries – Incidents like assaults or thefts can result in visible harm such as cuts, bruises, broken bones, or more severe injuries requiring hospitalization.
  • Emotional distress – Victims may develop psychological conditions such as trauma reactions, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a direct result of the incident.
  • Economic losses – Victims often face financial burdens in terms of immediate medical bills, ongoing therapy costs, and lost wages due to doctor and hospital visits, recovery time or psychological distress.

With so much at stake, working with an experienced Georgia negligent security attorney is essential. 

Proving Negligent Security

To have a successful claim, we must tie your injuries to the property owner’s or manager’s negligence. This involves:

  • Demonstrating the property owner or manager was aware or should have been aware of potential security risks
  • Showing the owner or manager failed to take reasonable steps to address these risks.
  • Proving this failure resulted in your injuries

We know what it takes to prove negligent security and hold property owners accountable. 

How Our Firm Can Help

At Gautreaux Law, we understand the profound impact that negligent security incidents can have on victims. This isn’t just about compensation; it’s about obtaining justice, restoring peace of mind, and ensuring such oversights are rectified for the safety of all.

With years of experience, our dedicated team approaches every case with a systematic and thorough strategy. We start by evaluating the circumstances surrounding your situation. By collecting evidence (surveillance footage, witness statements, past incidents, and expert testimony) we will work strategically to build a compelling case. Armed with this evidence, we will engage the opposing party and their insurance company, seeking the best possible outcome. If litigation becomes necessary, we will provide aggressive courtroom representation. 

Above all, we are committed to ensuring your voice is heard and will fight for every dollar to cover your medical bills, lost wages, psychological treatment, and pain and suffering. With Gautreaux Law, you will have peace of mind knowing that we are on your side.

Talk To An Experienced Georgia Negligent Security Lawyer Today

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their tenants and visitors. Victims of negligent security have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and trauma. If you or a loved one has been impacted, reach out to Gautreaux Law. We will work to ensure justice is served.