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Were You Attacked or Assaulted as a Result of Inadequate Security?

While there’s no way to predict when and where a crime will occur, it’s a well-known fact that criminals will seek out easy targets. This may include areas where there are no security cameras, security guards, gates, or street lights. For this reason, when a property owner fails to institute necessary security measures, those who visit the property may be more vulnerable to violent crimes. If you were attacked on someone else’s property as a result of inadequate security, you have rights.


Pratt Clay, LLC can help you seek justice. Call now for your free consultation.


At Pratt Clay, our Atlanta premises liability lawyers help victims of preventable crimes seek justice. Whether you were violently assaulted near an apartment complex or condo, in a parking lot, or on a college campus, our firm is ready to help you pursue financial compensation for the wrongdoing you have suffered. Over the last two years alone, we have secured more than $70 million on behalf of our clients. Find out how we can assist you by contacting us today.

Common Examples of Inadequate and Negligent Security

In a premises liability case involving negligent or inadequate security, the victim must be able to show that the property owner or occupier failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the crime that caused their injuries. If a crime like robbery, rape, assault, battery, firearm injuries, or abduction could have been prevented with reasonable security measures, the property owner can be held accountable.

Some of the most common examples of negligent security include:

  • Failing to install or monitor security cameras
  • Failing to warn visitors about known risks or dangers
  • Failing to respond to a security alert or emergency call
  • Failing to maintain adequate lighting in dark areas
  • Failing to provide properly-trained security guards or a security patrol
  • Failing to fix broken physical barriers, including locks, gates, fences, or doors
  • Failing to maintain the appearance of an establishment (i.e. cleaning up gang tagging, etc.)

Establishing Negligence in an Inadequate Security Case

When investigating a negligent security case, our Atlanta premises liability attorneys will address the following questions: Is there a history of crime on the premises or complaints from visitors who frequent the property? Did the property owner ignore broken locks, cameras, windows, or doors? Did the property owner fail to implement necessary security measures?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Ignoring safety concerns or failing to address a pattern of crimes on the premises is negligent, and our firm will not hesitate to hold liable parties accountable under the law. Contact Pratt Clay today to learn more about your rights.

In order to file a successful premises liability claim, the victim must prove that:

  • They were an authorized guest who was invited to be on the property
  • The property owner had a duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment
  • The property owner failed to protect them from foreseeable crimes or violence
  • The crime would not have occurred if adequate security measures were taken
  • They have suffered damages as a result of the violent attack or assault

Contact Pratt Clay for Your Free Case Evaluation

Pratt Clay, LLC takes a strong stance against negligent property owners who fail to maintain their premises and knowingly endanger their guests and patrons. Backed by decades of legal experience and a track record that includes more than $70 million in successful recoveries, our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta have the skill, experience, and dedication to fight for the level of compensation you deserve. We start each case with a free consultation, so you would have nothing to lose by contacting the team at Pratt Clay.


Are you ready to get started on your case? Call us today at (404) 998-5258 to arrange your free case evaluation.