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What Security Is Required for Parking Structures?

| May 10, 2019 | Firm News |

Parking structures can be particularly dangerous places for a variety of
reasons, and individuals or management companies that are responsible
for providing safety measures should always consider what could potentially
happen when they fail to consider all scenarios.

While injuries can occur in parking structures with moving vehicles, security
for persons and property is a serious issue as well. Parking structures
can be enticing areas for criminals and attackers under the right conditions,
and taking steps to make the area as safe as possible should be the focus
of all management personnel.

There are three basic concerns parking structure managers should address
when implementing a safety plan, but these three are by no means all issues
that should be evaluated and secured.

Security Lighting

A
negligent security attorney will usually be looking for evidence of failure to maintain a safe facility,
including, at the very least, adequate lighting with very few hidden locations
within the structure design. Lighting may be more important than any other
aspect of keeping a parking structure safe, especially in large buildings
or complexes where manpower may be limited for monitoring. In addition,
well-positioned security guard checkpoints are always a sign of solid
security because they generate a record of time visits by security personnel.

Video Surveillance

Video cameras can be one of the most essential pieces of evidence for a
negligent security lawsuit. Video surveillance is typically taken to ensure
security in a parking facility by providing live-stream footage of events
within the structure. They can provide a visual record along with time
stamping when an issue does arise, and cameras are often central to solving
any criminal mischief, theft, or personal attack event when security guards
are not present at the time of occurrence.

Floor Maintenance and Housekeeping

Personal injury attorneys assuredly understand the primary factors that
can cause individuals to be injured in a parking facility, and failure
to maintain walkways and overhangs are at the top of the list as well.
Inclement weather can create wet and icy conditions that should always
be addressed immediately when personal navigation can be treacherous,
and overhead dangers should be repaired immediately as well.

If you are injured on a property that you thought you were safe on, a
negligent security attorney will want to evaluate any video recording in an attempt to locate a culprit
when situations arise, and any facility management team that is truly
diligent concerning safety and damage control will have an effective video
surveillance system in place. In addition, an attorney will work to obtain
records of staying up-to-date with adequate lighting and maintenance of
the structure.

Personal injury attorneys will always advise it is never a good decision
to attempt handling a parking structure security claim personally. They
can be complicated legal tasks when proving negligence is necessary. In
Atlanta, always call
Pratt Clay, LLC when you have a claim involving negligent security issues. We will fight
to protect your rights and ensure you receive proper compensation for
any injuries you sustained.

Contact our firm at 404-566-9460 for a free and confidential consultation.