Who Is Responsible for My Negligent Security Claim?

Negligent Security Claim

If you have been harmed on the property of another, and you believe that your harm would not have occurred but for the lack of adequate security, you may have a negligent security claim. Our Georgia negligent security lawyers at Apolinsky & Associates, LLC can help you pursue a case to get fair and just compensation.

What Is a Negligent Security Claim?

A negligent security claim is a type of civil action that alleges that an injury or damages were incurred directly as a result of a lack of adequate security on a property. Types of crimes that may warrant a negligent security claim may include:

  • Assault;
  • Battery;
  • Shooting;
  • Stabbing;
  • Sexual assault or rape;
  • Robbery at gunpoint; and
  • Violent crimes.

These types of crimes can occur on nearly any property type, including an apartment , office building, hotel, bar or restaurant.

Who Is Responsible for My Negligent Security Claim?

The foundation of a negligent security claim, as described above, is that a property owner, property manager, or business had a duty to provide reasonable level of security in order to ensure your safety, that this duty was breached, and that your damages were incurred as a direct result.

For example, consider a situation in which a woman is a victim of sexual assault in a hotel. The perpetrator was able to enter not just the hotel, but also her room, undetected. The woman could then file a lawsuit against the hotel and the management company alleging they neglected to provide adequate security. Examples of security that property owners may be reasonably expected to provide include:

  • Adequate lighting;
  • Security guards;
  • Gated access and locked doors;
  • Security cameras;
  • Fences; and
  • Any other reasonable security means, ranging from metal detectors to bag searches depending upon the property.

Damages Recoverable in a Negligent Security Claim

In a negligent security claim, you may seek damages for the full extent of your losses, including compensation for pain, suffering, medical expenses, psychological injuries, lost wages, and any other damages you have incurred. Our attorneys can help you to prove the liability of the property owner by investigating your claim and the property’s history, as whether or not any crimes have a occurred in the past will be critical to your claim. If crimes have occurred in the past and the property owner failed to take action to secure the property after these crimes, the breach of the duty of care is obvious.

Contact Our Georgia Lawyers Today

Apolinsky & Associates, LLC has successfully pursued negligent security cases for our clients and have recovered millions of dollars as just and fair compensation.

The foregoing answer is not legal advice and is merely a general overview. You are advised to consult a lawyer to address your specific situation. Feel free to send comments or questions to: steve@aa-legal.com of Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, or call (404) 377-9191.


About the Author

Stephen Apolinsky

Stephen D. Apolinsky is a Personal Injury Attorney who specializes in representing individuals and families concerning wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Stephen is licensed to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and the District of Columbia. With over 33 years of experience representing personal injury victims, Stephen has successfully tried over 80 cases to verdict before judges or juries, and has negotiated over 300 cases to out-of-court settlements. Stephen has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.