The unfortunate reality of life is that your or your loved one’s health and safety is at risk every day. You can be hurt or injured by the negligent acts of another person wherever you go. In some cases, these unfortunate acts are a part of life and the result of being in the wrong place at the the wrong time. However, there are many instances in which businesses and other parties may be held responsible for the injuries you or your loved one sustain. If you or someone you know is injured by an act of wrongdoing by an employee or third party that could have been prevented, you may have a claim for negligent security. To determine your rights to relief, contact the Persons Firm today.Understanding Negligent Security
Negligent security, also called inadequate security, is a civil liability claim that is initiated by a victim of a crime. In these cases, the victim or a loved one asserts that a business failed to provide adequate security which could have prevented the injuries that have been sustained. Determining whether a business establishment failed to provide adequate security must be done on a case by case basis. However, in all cases, a victim is asserting that the business failed to take reasonable measures or precautions to protect its customers from the criminal acts of another.Establishing Negligent Security
In any case in which inadequate security is alleged, there are certain elements that must be proven to successfully assert a claim:
- The first step in asserting a claim is proving that you or your loved one were lawfully on the premises. This means that the victim was authorized or invited to be on the premises.
- The person asserting liability must also prove that the establishment had a duty to provide protection to those on the premises. This can be established by a contractual duty or an affirmative act which then creates a duty. The affirmative act may range from hiring employees to walk the premises to hiring a security company to work an event.
- The establishment or owner failed to take adequate measures to satisfy the obligation owed to the victim.
- The criminal act would not have occurred had adequate measures been taken.
Negligent security claims can be initiated against any business. Successful claims have been lodged against college dorms, security companies, resorts, hotels, nightclubs, bars, concert venues, and more. When you fight for your right to compensation, you need an attorney who will work just as hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are a highly experienced firm known for getting our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has been hurt by the negligence of another but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today.