One of the most common expectations when a person visits a business or property is his or her safety while within the premises of the establishment. Certainly, the property or business owner, manager, or lessee in some instances, has the responsibility and duty to ensure that their property is secure, and that the people within and even in the immediate area are safe from any kind of risk and peril.

One way to secure a property and its immediate premises is to keep sufficient security measures in place, and in the event that these security measures fall short of securing the safety of a property, a potential personal injury claim, under premises liability law, may arise. Specifically, if a person suffers injuries in a robbery, assault, or any other similar incident on someone else’s property as a result of ineffective or insufficient security measures, he or she may potentially have a negligent security claim.

Negligent Security in Georgia

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common injuries in assaults, which primarily are those that security measures guard against, are:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ injuries

This is not only true in Georgia but in other parts of the country as well. It must also be noted that this enumeration only pertains to physical injuries; the mental wellbeing of the victim is a different matter altogether. In these kinds of unfortunate instances, the victim also suffers mental distress, anxiety, trauma, which may then develop to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, insomnia, and other mental disorders.

This is precisely why, in Georgia, negligent security claims are taken seriously. As mentioned earlier, negligent security claims fall under premises liability law. In Georgia, to build a case under premises liability law, the following elements must be proven:

  • Duty: This refers to the duty of establishment owners to entrants of keeping them safe from foreseeable dangers within the property’s premises.
  • Breach of Duty: This refers to the failure of the establishment owner to perform his duty as discussed in the first point.
  • Injury: This refers to the damage suffered by the plaintiff, or the person making a claim, as a result of the breach. Here, the plaintiff must also prove causation—that is, the fact that the injury or damage suffered was proximately caused by the act or omission of the person being claimed against.

Norcross GA Negligent Security Lawyer

If you are in need of a lawyer in or near Norcross, Georgia who will be able to expertly handle your negligent security claim, Musgrove is here to help.

Located in Norcross, Georgia, Musgrove is one of the state’s top law firms that offers legal support and expertise in negligent security, premises liability, and other types of personal injury cases to clients within Norcross and nearby areas.

Musgrove offers its services at the most competitive rates.

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