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If you have been assaulted, attacked, or injured in a public place due to a Georgia property owner’s lack of security, you may have reason to file a negligent security claim.

That said, most personal injury victims aren’t familiar with the complexities of the legal system or the logistics of how negligent security claims work. Further, crafting a claim and negotiating with insurance companies and their lawyers shouldn’t be your responsibility while you’re recovering.

You deserve a knowledgeable and dedicated legal partner who can take on the negligent parties on your behalf. The right attorneys will be responsive, local to you, and willing to help you understand your options before proceeding with your claim.

You’ll find the support and resources you need at Schneider Williamson. With our team’s decades of personal injury negotiation and litigation experience on your side, you can rest and recover confidently, because you know Atlanta’s top attorneys are pursuing the best path forward for your future.

Get legal solutions when you’ve been wronged and protect your rights with Schneider Williamson.

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Step One
Free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your negligent security claim
Step Two
Agree on a mutual understanding of your claim and the best path forward
Step Three
Focus on recovery while Schneider Williamson diligently pursues justice

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Negligent Security FAQ

While you can file a negligent security claim on your own, having an experienced personal injury attorney can significantly improve your chances of securing a fair settlement. Personal injury attorneys have the expertise to navigate complex legal processes and negotiate with insurance companies.

Negligent security claims typically argue that a property owner or business failed to implement proper security measures, allowing a criminal act to occur.

  • Some common instances of inadequate security are:
    Not installing or maintaining proper lighting
  • Ignoring broken locks, doors, gates, or fencing
  • Failing to install surveillance cameras on the premises
  • Ignoring security warnings, alerts, or threats
  • Neglecting to enhance security measures despite repeated crimes
  • Failing to alert visitors about potential dangers

Landowners aren’t liable for every crime committed on their property. Liability arises when it can be proven that the property owner, business, or event sponsor didn’t exercise reasonable care.
In a negligent security case, the victim needs to show that:

  • They were an authorized tenant, customer, or guest on the premises
  • The defendant had a legal or contractual duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment
  • The defendant’s negligence led to a lack of protection from foreseeable criminal activities
  • Adequate security measures from the defendant could have prevented the crime
    The victim suffered harm due to the negligence inflicted by a third party

Liability for inadequate or negligent security extends to various settings, including:

  • Shopping centers
  • Hotels and motels
  • Apartment complexes
  • College campuses
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Concert venues
  • Sports stadiums
  • Office buildings
  • MARTA stations

Many negligent security attorneys, including Schneider Williamson, work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if you win your case. Fees are typically a percentage of the settlement amount, which makes legal representation accessible to those who need it.

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