While property owners in Georgia and elsewhere may have a duty to take the necessary steps to protect the safety and well-being of others, some might not always take action to resolve every issue at hand. Those who suffer harm during an attack due to negligent actions of a property owner may wish to seek restitution accordingly, but they might not be certain of the next steps to take. Understanding some of the vital components of a negligent security claim and where to turn for assistance in navigating the process could be vital to preparing to safeguard one’s interests.
Inadequate security remains a major concern and when exposed to danger and harm under similar scenarios, some topics to address when preparing to seek restitution may include:
- After an incident: Knowing the steps to take after the incident occurs could be essential and some of these steps may include documenting the incident and seeking medical care for injuries.
- Presence of negligence: Proving that a property owner was aware of a possible safety risk and failed to take action to resolve the matter may also be an essential part of the process.
- Determining responsibility: With incidents that occur on another party’s property, determining responsibility can be somewhat complex, but it is also integral.
- Outcome of incident: One may also be required to provide evidence of the impact of the incident, such as proof of injury, loss of income or even end-of-life expenses.
As seeking accountability for inadequate security can be a complex task, attempting to navigate the process alone may also be ill-advised.
Individuals who suffer serious harm or experience the loss of someone close due to the presence of negligent security could benefit from consulting with legal counsel for advice early in the process. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Georgia could gain much needed insight on how best to prepare for what comes next. An attorney can examine the incident, along with a client’s injuries and needs, and assist him or her in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a negligent security claim.