This is part 2 of our Negligent Security series. Please click here to read part What security measures are considered “adequate” or “reasonable”? When it comes to the question of what security measures are considered “adequate” or “reasonable” for a certain property, one size does not fit all. Not all properties need 24-hr armed security . . .
What is negligent security law and why do you need an experienced attorney to pursue your claim? You may have heard of the phrase “negligent security,” but what does that really mean? Under Georgia law, a property owner/manager is liable to a victim (or the family/representative of a victim) if a person commits a criminal . . .
Existing Technology to Enhance Security As discussed in our last blog on premises liability, landlords in Georgia have a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect tenants from foreseeable risks of criminal activity. This can mean providing reasonable security measures such as appropriate lighting, security cameras, security guards, controlled access gates, and fencing, strike plates, reinforced . . .
When property owners invite others onto their property, they have obligation under Georgia law to take reasonable steps to make their properties safe. This doesn’t mean that a property owner has to eliminate all risks, but that he must exercise ordinary care to protect those he has invited onto his property from unreasonable risks that . . .