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Security Claim

Published on March 9th, 2020

Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury claims arising from several different incidents. While motor vehicle accidents may be the most common way for an individual to pursue a personal injury claim, it is not the only way. There are claims that are filed against property owners are business owners for negligence on the property, and this is not fun for anyone involved. As a business on our property owner you must ensure that your property is safe to the public are those that have access to it. This means keeping your property current in safety expectations and making sure it is free of as many hazards as possible. This is the best way to avoid an unexpected and very financially painful lawsuit. Certain property such as grocery stores, apartment complexes, doctors’ offices, schools, and hotels are businesses that are frequently accessed by tenants, employees, and customers. Due to this fact, property owners and managers have a duty of care to ensure their guests safety. Claims may be filed for several reasons, injury being the most common. However they are also negligent security claims that can be filed due to the safety of your guests not being insured and criminal activity taking place.

For example, if someone is renting out a space at a hotel for a weekend and happens to be robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot this may potentially fall on the property management or owner. One way to avoid this is to train your employees for emergency situations such as this, and installing security cameras that were constantly in the event that police need footage to solve the crime. While you may not be the reason for the crime, a victim may decide to pursue you for negligence, which can cost you a great deal of money. When you do your due diligence it is unlikely that this will fall back on you or your business. Although you can do everything in your power to ensure their safety, you cannot guarantee that nothing will happen, and for this reason you cannot guarantee that someone may still file a claim against you.

As a victim, in the event that you or someone you know has been in a situation such as the one discussed above speak with the best personal injury lawyer in Dekalb County, GA to see what options you have to pursue a civil claim against the property owner or manager.

 


 

Thanks to Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into personal injury claims and security claims.

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