Inadequate Security

Atlanta Inadequate Security Attorneys

The survivors of violent crimes, such as mugging and assault, are left feeling extremely unlucky as well as frightened. They assume that the attack, much like being struck by lightning, happened to them by cruel chance; maybe they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, Georgia law reflects the fact that crime is not random—it can be anticipated and prevented. When property owners know about crime risks and fail to take reasonable security measures, it is similar to handing someone a lightning rod during a storm.

The law specifies that property owners have the express responsibility to keep people safe on their premises. Inadequate security can actually encourage criminals to take advantage of innocent people and lead them to avoid being caught in the future. The premises liability attorneys at Ausband & Dumont know that many survivors deserve financial compensation when property owners fail to include adequate security.

What Counts as Inadequate Security?

Each year people are assaulted in dark parking lots, on unlit college campuses, inside malls, and in other areas that should be safe. The simple installation of security cameras or lights is often enough to prevent these violent crimes and refusing on the basis of cutting costs is negligent. Inadequate security can occur when a property owner:

  • Does not install security cameras or monitors
  • Fails to secure the area by installing locks, fixing broken locks, or repairing busted doors or gates
  • Refuses to set up lights in dark or dim areas
  • Does not warn people about known risks
  • Does not provide security guards at particularly dangerous times
  • Fails to respond to emergency calls or warnings from law enforcement about dangers

Businesses don’t have to hire full-time guards to prevent crime—there are less expensive and long-term solutions that can keep property guests safe. When they neglect reasonable security measures because of cost or laziness, they are effectively putting the public at risk.

How We Can Help

You deserve to fight for financial compensation if property owner negligence played a part in, prompted, or caused you to be robbed or attacked. Since this negligence can be hard to identify, you should consult with a skilled legal professional. Call the premises liability team of Ausband & Dumont at (404) 812-0051. With our experience, we can provide you with legal options based on the specifics of your case.