Crime victims often believe they have little recourse to obtain compensation for the injuries they suffered. While the criminal justice system may deal with the criminal in terms of punishment, if the criminal was caught, that does not address medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering that the victim experienced. Even if a criminal is told by the court to make financial restitution to the victim, criminals rarely have the money to comply.
If the crime was committed at a hotel, mall, gas station, bar or nightclub, or any other commercial property, and there were steps that the owner of that property could and should have taken to prevent the crime, the victim may be able to file an inadequate security claim. The attorneys at the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta can help.
Fighting for Victims When Insufficient Security Allowed Their Attacks
When you are a guest at a hotel, in your apartment building, in a shopping mall or in your office building, worrying about your personal safety should not have to be one of your primary concerns. Unfortunately, there are an alarming number of assault victims whose attacks happen in these very places.
Property owners and their management companies carry the responsibility of ensuring the safety of all tenants and guests without exception. When they fail in that responsibility, victims have the right to seek damages. If you or a loved one was the victim of an attack that could have been prevented if the property owner had provided adequate security, you should speak to a reliable Atlanta assault lawyer who represents victims in these matters.
When to File an Inadequate Security Claim Against a Property Owner
Briggs WinstonIn order for an inadequate security claim to be successful, there typically needs to be evidence that criminal or other inappropriate activity occurred on the property in the past and the property owner did not take proper steps to stop it from occurring again. For example, if a hotel has been broken into in the past and guests have been robbed, the hotel should take steps to improve security, such as installing better locks, improving lighting or adding a video surveillance system. Similarly, a bar or nightclub that has been the scene of numerous assaults should hire additional security staff to prevent fights from happening in the future.
Our lawyers handle cases involving robbery, assault, rape, murder and other crimes that could have been prevented but led to serious personal injuries or wrongful death.
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Contact our office today to discuss your claim with our inadequate security attorneys in Atlanta and learn more about how we can help you. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.
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