Athens Negligent Security Attorney

Experienced Premises Liability Attorney 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 attorney 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 Attorney 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 attorney 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.

Call The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC at (706) 760-9220 or contact us online to set up an appointment with a personal injury and wrongful death attorney.

Hear from Our Clients

  • Josh came through for me and completed what I was thinking was impossible.

    “Thank you!”

    - Gwen, Personal Injury Client
  • If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.

    “If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.”

    - The H. Family
  • You don't just get an attorney, you get a friend.

    “When you hire Josh Branch as your attorney to represent you, you don't just get an attorney; you get a friend. When he represented my daughter, he treated my family with compassion and empathy, and he also really protected her and fought for her.”

    - Gina, Former Client
  • Thank you for all you have done for me!

    “May God Bless you and your staff for a job well done.”

    - Lizzie, Personal Injury Client
  • What do I say to the most amazing attorney I’ve ever known. You have been more than an attorney. You have been a friend, and a very good listener.

    “Thank you so much for the compassion and time spent with you through my recovery.”

    - Veda, Personal Injury Client

Millions of Dollars Recovered

for Our Clients
  • $1,500,000 JB Client vs. A.O. Brickman

    The client was severely injured by a negligent driver and the at-fault insurance company had policy limits.

  • $1,050,000 JB Client vs. Corporation

    The client was severely injured by the acts of a corporate employee in a horrible motor vehicle collision.

  • $700,000 JB Client vs. Trucking Company and Fabricating Company

    The client was severely injured during a serious collision.

  • $650,000 JB Client vs. Pizza Delivery Franchisee

    A texting pizza delivery driver caused the death of our client's spouse.

  • $650,000 JB Client vs. Individual
  • $650,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Driver

    A collision between a negligent driver and our client resulted in serious injuries for our client.

  • $605,000 JB Client vs. Home Health Care Company

    A horrible and tragic event when the mother of our clients was under the care of a home health care company

  • $580,000 Confidential Parties

    Hazardous danger to our client when they collided with a tractor-trailer that was left in the roadway wherein no one could notice.

  • $550,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Individual Driver

    The client sustained severe injuries and then had additional complications.

  • $525,000 JB Client vs. Georgia Medical Transportation, Inc.

    Client was not properly secured while in transit and was thrown out of his wheelchair and sustained orthopedic fractures.


Why Hire Us

  • Personalized Approach
    We pride ourselves on providing personalized client care with tailored solutions.
  • Reputation for Excellence
    We are proud of our legacy of positive client testimonials and recognition in our community.
  • Commitment to Clients
    Our passion for helping clients recover from personal injuries is the core focus of our firm.
  • Fearless Advocacy
    We are not afraid to go to trial and we will fight to get the best possible result for our clients.
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