When individuals in Georgia and elsewhere visit a public store, they may rely on its property owners to provide them with a safe shopping environment free of health hazards. Stores that fail to implement adequate safety measures may open consumers up to a variety of safety risks. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit accusing a store and its security team of negligent security after she was stabbed during an attack in the parking lot.
Reports indicate that the attack took place after the woman and her sister had finished shopping at the store and were on the way to their vehicle. The woman says she was attacked by a man while she was placing items in her vehicle. The man had a knife and stabbed her in the hand. A nearby security guard reportedly stepped in and apprehended the man, but he was not able to prevent the initial attack from occurring.
The woman has since accused the store and the security guard of failing to provide adequate security, and she has filed a lawsuit against both parties. The lawsuit states that both parties had previous knowledge of the man’s violent tendencies and failed to take the necessary measures to protect against such an incident. The lawsuit asserts that the security team should have been prepared to step in and prevent the incident from taking place.
The next steps
The stress of being the subject of an attack due to negligent security measures can be harrowing enough as is, and any injuries suffered during such an incident could carry life-altering ramifications. Individuals in Georgia who experience harm in similar scenarios and wish to seek insight on their available options for legal recourse could find it helpful to speak with an attorney for advice. In doing so, a person could obtain much needed guidance in preparing to seek the restitution deserved through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.