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Protection Gas Stations Must Provide to their Customers

All visitors to gas stations are protected by Georgia’s premises liability laws. O.C.G.A. §51-3-1 states that all landowners must take reasonable steps to protect invited visitors from harm. All customers at gas stations are given implied invitations to visit the property. As such, the owner of the station must take reasonable measures to protect them. This commonly includes:

  • Having sufficient lighting around the pumps to deter attackers
  • Placing emergency call buttons on the pumps allowing customers to raise an alarm
  • Using security cameras to document all activity on the premises
  • Training staff who know how to respond to an emergency

Questions of whether inadequate security contributed to an incident must consider the entirety of the case. A jury may examine the time of day when the incident occurred, whether the station had a history of criminal activity, and any steps taken by staff immediately following the incident to determine whether the property owner carries liability due to negligent security at Atlanta gas stations.

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

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Incidents That can Result from Negligent Security at Gas Stations

Gas stations are among the most crime-affected areas in Atlanta. This is because there is a large amount of money changing hands, people using credit cards, and even cars left running and unattended. As a result, common crimes at gas stations include:

  • Robberies for purses, wallets, or credit cards
  • Hold-ups of cashiers for money in registers or safes
  • Theft of cars

Any of these incidents involving negligent security at Atlanta gas stations can result in significant personal injuries that may be catastrophic. If the property owner did not take sufficient steps to prevent the crime, they may be liable to compensate the injured person for their damages. These damages can include not just payments for medical bills, but also compensation for property loss and mental anguish.

 Consulting an Atlanta Negligent Security Attorney

Gas stations are a magnet for criminal activity. Still, people rely on these businesses for essential goods and services. You expect that when you do so, you are kept safe. In fact, the law requires these businesses to keep customers free from harm.

Any failure to do so may expose those business owners to civil liability. Negligent security at Atlanta gas stations can result in crimes and serious personal injuries. If a crime happens due to the negligent security of the gas station, then they may be subject to a lawsuit. These suits examine all present security measures prior to the incident as contributing factors to the attack. An attorney could help you pursue these businesses for compensation for injuries resulting from negligent security.

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