Premises Liability | Georgia Personal Injury Blog
Negligent security is a term used to describe a property owner or manager’s failure to provide adequate security measures to protect visitors from foreseeable harm. This can include things like failing to install proper lighting in parking lots or stairwells, not hiring enough security guards, or not having security cameras in place. If someone is injured or killed as a result of negligent security, the property owner or manager can be held liable in a civil lawsuit.
Negligent security refers to an incident where a crime occurs on someone’s property due to a lack of security. As an owner of a property, whether it’s a residential property like a rental home or commercial property such as a store, restaurant or bar, the owner has to provide adequate security in order to keep others safe.
When you are a guest at a hotel, you can expect the hotel to take reasonable measures to ensure your safety. A hotel has a responsibility to provide adequate security to make their premises reasonably safe.
If a hotel has not done so, and you have been injured on the premises, the hotel owners could be liable for your injury.
A security officer’s job is to promote safety and prevent criminal activity in stores and shopping malls. Their occupation provides a sense of order. Crime has unfortunately been on the rise in Atlanta and the need for adequate security is ever-present.
People tend to pay more attention to their own behavior when there is a uniform or a badge around. Security guards play many roles when securing public facilities. Their presence ensures the safety of people, premises, and objects located by deterring people from acting outside of the rules of the space or the laws in the region.
When you choose to use an elevator, the last thing on your mind may be the risk of serious injuries – but elevator accidents occur far more often than most of us realize. The types of elevator accidents that can lead to serious injury or death include:
- Elevator shaft falls
- Caught between floors
- Struck by elevator
- Elevator platform collapses
- Mechanical breakdown
- Faulty wiring
- Power failures
- Defective elevator doors
- Free falls
- Unbalanced leveling
The last thing most people would worry about in a swimming pool is being burned. But these places of relaxation and fun need constant upkeep from property owners to maintain safe water conditions. Mixing chemicals incorrectly or adding too much can put swimmers at serious risk of suffering chemical burns.
In mid-December, an apartment building in DeKalb County caught fire. The blaze was enormous and more than enough to overwhelm the residents inside. They could hardly breathe and quickly found themselves trapped in their apartments, with no way out except the window. Residents were forced to jump, some of them from the third floor. Many suffered burns, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. In the end, 18 people were injured in this one fire, including a pregnant woman, a 78-year-old grandmother, and several small children. However, everyone who jumped survived.
The cause of the fire? Still “under investigation.”
When signing up for a new gym, joining in a dangerous sport, enrolling in a school, or even getting a new job, you may be faced with a liability waiver. Most people happily sign, assuming that they won’t get hurt anyway, so the waiver won’t have an impact on their life. However, after suffering an injury due to negligence, you may find yourself in a position where you are unsure of whether or not you can legally file a claim. Well, Grant Law Office may have the answer you are looking for.
Negligent security on a property falls under the legal concept of premises liability. In Georgia, property owners, landlords, and business owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for others—people invited onto the premises, such as customers, patrons, and tenants. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for resulting injuries in a premises liability claim for compensation.
The duty to maintain safe premises extends to protecting invitees from injury caused by criminal acts committed by third parties on the property. A tenant who is injured in a criminal assault on a property may have a negligent security claim against the landlord.
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