In certain circumstances, a property owner may be liable for an injury that occurs to someone while that person is on their premises. For example, if the property owner was aware of criminal activity on their premises, but failed to warn guests or provide additional security, the proprietor may be liable for attacks that occur on their property.
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, get in contact with the law offices of Andersen, Tate & Carr. We will use our over 30 years of experience in personal injury lawsuits to ensure that you get the financial compensation you deserve. No one should have to experience financial or emotional suffering because of an injury they sustain on someone else’s property, especially if this injury could have been avoided by the proprietor following safe building and hiring practices.
Where Negligent Hiring & Security Injuries Occur in Atlanta
Whenever you step foot onto a property or premises owned by someone else, your well-being can become their responsibility. Therefore, injuries caused by negligent hiring and security practices can happen in a large variety of places. The following list highlights some of the most common areas and incidences where negligent hiring and security results in a person’s safety being at risk.
- Parking garage assaults
- Shopping mall abductions
- Acts of violence in post offices
- School shootings
- Slips and falls in parking lots
- Break-ins at apartment complexes
All of these instances may partially or wholly be the legal responsibility of whoever is in charge of the facilities, including owners, managers, government entities, security forces or other responsible parties.
Additionally, if the perpetrator is an “insider”, who has been given access to the property (e.g. given the master keys) without a proper criminal background investigation, the employer of that insider may be held responsible for violent acts perpetrated by their employee.
What to do After a Negligent Hiring & Security Injury
If you or your loved one has been injured or killed on someone else’s property in Atlanta— public or private— seek legal advice as soon as possible to get the compensation you deserve. Contact a trusted attorney at your earliest opportunity. Negligent hiring or negligent security may be the key factor that led to the injury or death. The earlier an experienced lawyer is on the case, the more likely valuable evidence will be identified and preserved and your claim or lawsuit for compensation will be strengthened.
A Successful Result in a Case of Negligent Hiring
Here is just one of the many examples of our team helping a client get the damages they deserve. On October 26, 2008, Render C. Freeman won a $3.5 million verdict from a Gwinnett County jury against HTH Building Services, Inc., a commercial cleaning company.
Mr. Freeman and his team represent individuals throughout Georgia and beyond who have been seriously injured as a result of negligent hiring, negligent security, premises liability, medical malpractice, as well as motor vehicle and trucking negligence. Contact Andersen, Tate & Carr by calling 770-822-0900 to schedule a consultation regarding any serious personal injury.
Contact an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Today
Andersen, Tate & Carr is equipped with abundant resources and knowledgeable attorneys. If you have been injured due to negligent security or negligent hiring, we will take every step necessary to prepare the strongest possible case for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and learn how we can help you.