Athens Negligent Security Attorney
Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer Serving Athens & Beyond
Georgia law imposes a duty on property owners to provide adequate protections for visitors and guests from criminal actions by third parties. Our Athens negligent security lawyer at The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC is ready to help people who have been injured in these circumstances. As an experienced premises liability attorney, he can explore the details of your situation, gather evidence, and develop a strategy suited to your needs and goals.
Holding a Property Owner Liable for Negligent Security
Whether it is a restaurant, hotel, gym facility, or apartment complex, a property owner must provide reasonable protections from a foreseeable criminal act committed by a third party. This covers a wide variety of crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, assault, sexual assault, and homicide.
Imagine you move into a new apartment building. Unbeknownst to you, a series of burglaries has plagued the adjacent property for the past several months. The management is aware of these burglaries but has not enhanced the security at your building to protect the residents. One night, you come back alone from a dinner with friends. You are struck on the head from behind as you enter the courtyard of the complex. When you regain consciousness, you find out that your wallet and credit cards are missing. As you gradually recover from your head trauma, you fear for the safety of your children when they return in the evening from activities after school.
Unfortunately, many property owners and occupiers fail to take the appropriate precautions, despite the substantial harm that may result in these situations. Whether or not the property owner complied with the duty to protect against third-party crimes hinges on the plaintiff’s ability to prove that the incident was foreseeable. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew or should have known that there was a risk that a criminal act could occur on the property or that the property had a history of criminal activity. When managing their premises, property owners are also expected to consider the level of crime in the surrounding area.
Due to the nature of the incident, a third-party attack not only results in physical pain and financial costs but also may cause emotional and mental trauma. Although no amount of money can truly compensate you for your harm, it can help you cover your expenses and cope with the other economic stresses that may arise. A plaintiff in a negligent security case can potentially seek compensation for a broad range of damages, including medical bills, missed paychecks, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Consult a Negligent Security Lawyer in the Athens Area
If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a third-party attack on another individual’s or business’ property, you may be entitled to compensation. Our dedicated negligent security lawyer in Athens can provide you with the one-on-one, personalized attention that you deserve. He also serves injured individuals in Savannah, Decatur, Marietta, and other Georgia communities. We offer a free consultation to help you learn about the legal options that may be available to you.
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$1,050,000 JB Client vs. Corporation
$650,000 JB Client v. Pizza Delivery Franchisee
A collision between a texting pizza delivery driver which caused the death of our client's spouse.
$650,000 JB Client v. Negligent Driver
A collision between a negligent driver and our client resulted in serious injuries for our client.
$605,000 JB Client v. Home Health Care Company
A horrible and tragic event occurred while the mother of our clients was under the care of her home health care company.
$580,000 Trucking Case: Confidential Parties
Client sustained a fractured acetabulum when he collided into a tractor-trailer that left its trailer in the roadway.
$550,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Individual Driver
The client sustained severe injuries and then had additional complications.
$525,000 JB client v. Georgia Medical Transportation, Inc.
Client was not properly secured while in transit and was thrown out of his wheelchair and sustained orthopedic fractures.
$350,000 JB client v. Shanna M. Jackson; Superior Court of Walton Co.
Automobile collision case wherein the client who had to undergo a cervical fusion procedure.
$350,000 JB Client v. Tractor-Trailer
Client ran into the back of an illegally parked tractor-trailer.
$330,000 JB client v. Thomas Shirley; Superior Court of Rabun Co.
Automobile collision case tried to verdict in Rabun County for a client who had to undergo a cervical fusion surgery.
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