Unfortunately, public property tends to attract criminal behavior. Shopping malls, hotels, apartment complexes, theme parks, office buildings, and college campuses are all common sites of criminal assault.
Occasionally, these crimes are entirely unpreventable. But more often, they happen because the property owner failed to take reasonable precautions to ensure safety.
Criminal assaults and negligent security go hand in hand. When premises are dark, dangerous, or insecure, situations can escalate quickly. Criminals may feel that they have greater leeway to commit an assault or crime.
While the perpetrators themselves are usually caught, prosecuted, and sent to jail, the property owners aren’t always held accountable for their role in creating the conditions that encouraged the crime. That’s unfair not only to the victim but also to future guests of that same property who may also become victims if conditions don’t change.
At Van Sant Law, we’re serious about litigating criminal assaults and negligent security in Georgia. It’s wrong for property owners to subject innocent people to dangerous circumstances and then wash their hands of the financial responsibility later. We won’t let that happen.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of criminal assaults or negligent security in Georgia, an experienced Atlanta premises liability attorney can help you recover the justice you deserve.
Crimes Commonly Caused by Negligent Security
Inadequate security has been demonstrated to encourage all the following kinds of criminal assault:
- Sexual assault
- Kidnapping or abduction
- Human trafficking
- Use of other weapons
- Group assault
- Gang violence
- Hit and run
- Physical threats or intimidation
Common Sites for Criminal Assaults and Negligent Security in GA
If you suspect that any of the following may have paved the path for criminal assault in your case, an Atlanta premises liability attorney at Van Sant Law can help:
- Poorly lit parking lots, parking decks, or property grounds
- Too few security cameras
- Defective security equipment
- Hiring unsafe employees without an adequate background check
- Allowing suspicious characters to loiter on the property
- Knowledge of previous crimes on (or near) the property
Get Help from an Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney
If you’ve fallen victim to criminal assaults or negligent security in Georgia, you deserve an experienced advocate. At Van Sant Law, you can count on us to thoroughly investigate your case.
Our dedicated legal team will exhaustively search through property records and criminal data to uncover all the facts. And because we actively maintain valuable relationships with nationally renowned security experts, we can also introduce expert testimony in support of your claim.
Criminal assault is a serious matter and it warrants dedicated legal representation. Make sure you entrust your case to capable hands. Van Sant Law has proudly served the broader Atlanta community for many years, and we have extensive experience in effectively litigating premises liability cases in Georgia.
To schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta premises liability attorney today, contact our office right away by calling or filling out our contact form. We proudly serve Fulton County, Alpharetta, Atlanta, the larger Atlanta metro, and all of Georgia. Let us help.