In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked Atlanta as the sixth most dangerous city in the United States. While some claim that Atlanta is safer now than in the past, a look at a local newspaper is enough to prove that robberies, rapes, assaults, stabbings, and other violent crimes still happen on a regular basis.
Since many Atlanta area neighborhoods are dangerous, property owners must provide the security necessary to protect visitors from violent crimes. This doesn’t mean that every violent crime that happens is the property owner’s fault, but it does mean that property and business owners should anticipate the crimes that are likely to happen and take appropriate precautions. If a property owner does not take appropriate precautions and a customer or resident is attacked, the crime victim may file a premises liability claim for the assault.
Some examples of negligent security leading to assault include:
- Lack of security systems
- Lack of a security guard
- Security guard misconduct
- Injuries caused by aggressive security guards or bouncers
- Lack of door or window locks
- Broken locks on security doors
- Insufficient lighting in entranceways, parking lots, hallways, or stairways
- Absence of front desk security in an office or apartment building
- Assaults by maintenance workers and other employees
- Lack of security cameras in parking lots
- Lack of security in parking garages
Violent Crimes Cause Serious Injuries
Assaults can cause a wide range of injuries ranging from bruises and black eyes to broken bones to brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death. Victims of violent crimes may end up fighting for their lives through no fault of their own. It can be hard to feel safe again after a violent crime. After all, you were living your normal life when the crime happened. Your friends and family may say “It’s time to put it behind you,” or “Be glad you’re alive and okay.” You can’t “Just get over it.” We understand. You need time to physically heal from your injuries. But your emotions also need time to heal. You may not be able to return to the normal pattern of your life for some time.
Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. are dedicated to helping Atlanta assault victims get accountability for their injuries. We help victims of assaults, robberies, rapes, stabbings, and other violent crimes.
We represent those injured in a variety of locations including:
- Apartment complexes
- Hotels and motels
- Shopping malls and retail stores
- Convenience stores
- Office buildings
- Tourist attractions
- Parking lots and parking garages
- Nightclubs, restaurants, and bars
- Subways, bus stops or train stations
- Schools and colleges
You Can Get Accountability & Compensation for Your Injuries
If you are lucky, the criminal responsible for your injuries will be caught and prosecuted. But criminal trials take time. And the criminal won’t pay you back for your injuries, your lost wages, or your pain and suffering. A personal injury lawsuit can help you get accountability for your injuries and the compensation you need to pay your medicals and get back on your feet. We understand that it can be hard to take the first step. You want to move on, not relive the incident. We promise to treat you with kindness and compassion and to make the process as easy as possible.
To learn more about negligent security cases, please give us a call today at (404) 355-4000 to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.