When you patronize a business in Georgia, the business or property owner is legally obligated to keep its premises safe. The state of Georgia requires business and property owners to protect their guests from danger such as assaults or any type of crime. If you or someone you know was assaulted on someone’s property, that business or property owner could be held liable for your injuries. Our Stockbridge negligent security law firm will help you hold the business or property owner accountable who otherwise should have kept you safe while on their property.
According to the Official Code of Georgia Section 51-3-1, a Stockbridge or College Park property owner can be held liable for “damages to such persons for injuries caused by the failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping its premises and approaches safe.” In essence, property owners must maintain their premises in such a manner to deter crime such as utilizing and providing adequate security. We understand that being assaulted on another person’s property is a disturbing experience which is why Stockbridge negligent security lawyer Tracy Udunka takes each case seriously. When Tracy was only 19 years old, she and some friends went to a bowling alley in Atlanta, Georgia for a friend's birthday outing. When leaving the party, Tracy was robbed for her personal items. These types of cases hit home which is why she is dedicated to holding business owners and their insurance carriers accountable for their failure to provide adequate security on their premises.
What is considered adequate security depends on the specifics of each individual case. Generally speaking, a business located in Atlanta, College Park, Decatur or Stockbridge, Georgia, should provide security that is similar to other businesses in similar situations. Situations where negligent security exists is where a business may have:
- Broken security cameras
- Poor lighting
- No security guards on the premises
- Defective locks on doors/windows
Negligent Security cases can happen anywhere in Georgia but they typically happen in parking decks, apartment complexes, hotels, motels, malls, movie theaters, nightclubs, bars, public transportation and shopping plazas. These types of cases are very complex and business owners as well as their insurance carriers make the process that much harder if you try to go at it alone. You may be able to recover:
- Your medical bills for emergency medical treatment
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Pain management
- Long term care
- Wrongful death damages
- Emotional Damages such as PTSD related to permanent disfigurements
Let Stockbridge’s premier Negligent Security lawyer fight to hold these business owners and insurance companies accountable while getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Tracy Udunka represents victims of negligent security cases throughout Georgia, including locations within Clayton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Henry County. If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a business owner's failure to provide adequate security measures on its premises, Contact Stockbridge lawyer, Tracy Udunka. Give us a call today. 770-629-1383.