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Incidents That Can Happen at ATMs

ATMs and their patrons are a common target for criminals since people at ATMs are usually either depositing or withdrawing large amounts of cash. These machines are often located in areas without heavy foot traffic or are otherwise out of the way. Even if the machine is located inside a building or a bank, they are a target for crimes. Unfortunately, negligent security at Atlanta ATMs can lead to serious injuries.

Patrons of these machines may be held up for their money or they may be threatened or forced into using their cards to withdraw cash for an assailant. Finally, their cards may be stolen when they move to take them out of their wallets or purses. Any of these incidents can lead to significant injuries and mental anguish and, in some situations, the property owner where the ATM is located may be civilly responsible for those damages.

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From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

Your Team

From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

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When we take a case, we take it personally.
When we take a case, we take it personally.

When Assault at an ATM is the Property Owner’s Fault

According to O.C.G.A. §51-3-1, all landowners have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect their invited guests. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of business owners. Whether this business is a bank, shopping center, convenience store, or simply a store with an ATM outside, they must take reasonable steps to protect these customers.

Measures taken by property owners to protect ATM users may include:

  • Having bright lights shining on the ATM
  • Using a security camera to look down on a user and their immediate area
  • Placing the ATM inside a booth where only a cardholder can gain access
  • Having a panic button on the ATM or within arm’s reach

If the property owner has an ATM without these features, and an assault occurs, that property owner may be civilly responsible for any damage that results. The decision of whether a lack of security contributed to the incident is a matter for a jury to decide. To learn more about the elements of negligent security, speak with a knowledgeable attorney.

How Negligent Atlanta Security at ATMs Could Contribute to Injuries

ATMs are a tempting target for thieves. Many of these people use force or the threat of force to compel patrons into giving them cash or access to an account. As a result, many ATM users suffer serious injuries in these incidents. Of course, the robber is responsible for their actions. However, depending on the steps taken by the property owner where the ATM is located, they may also be liable.

If you suffered an injury in a crime due to negligent security at Atlanta ATMs, consult with an attorney. A lawyer could examine the facts of the incident, discover evidence of any security systems in place, and pursue property owners for negligent security when the lack of protection contributed to an attack. Contact an attorney today to discuss your case.

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From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

We often are called upon to assist families during a time of crisis.

Premises Liability
Premises Liability

When you’re seriously injured at work, you and your family face serious

Car Accidents
Car Accidents

If another motorist violates a rule of the road or is careless and causes injury in an accident.

Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

We have won substantial settlements for our clients through obtaining evidence of wrongdoing

Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, some insurance company defendants will try to “discount” the legal value.

Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic Injuries

After a serious injury, our mission is to provide the grieving family with equal footing.

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Negligent Security

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