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You should feel safe from having an injury or attack when in your apartment building or any other commercial structure. Adequate security should be used in and around all apartments and commercial buildings to ensure that those on the property are kept safe from criminals. If you are seriously injured due to an attack, robbery or other assault that could have been prevented with adequate building security, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Burnside Law Firm can help you pursue a premises liability claim against the building owner.

There are criminals who target innocent people, especially in areas where they believe it can be done undetected. Whether they are motivated by money or only want to inflict harm, it is the responsibility of apartment and commercial building owners to deter these people from committing acts on their property. Parking lots with adequate lighting and cameras can discourage criminal activity, as can security guards and other precautions inside the building. If nothing is done to dissuade criminal behavior and an attack or injury occurs on the property, it may be determined that the property owner is partially at fault for the assault.

FAQ: Inadequate Building or Apartment Security Premises Liability in Georgia

What constitutes inadequate building or apartment security?
Inadequate building or apartment security refers to situations where property owners fail to implement reasonable measures to ensure the safety of residents or visitors. This can include insufficient lighting in common areas, broken or malfunctioning security cameras, lack of proper locks on doors and windows, and failure to address known security risks.

How can inadequate security lead to premises liability claims?
When a property owner fails to provide adequate security measures, they may be held liable for any injuries or damages that occur as a result of foreseeable criminal activity or other incidents. Victims of assaults, robberies, or other crimes on the premises may pursue a premises liability claim if it can be shown that the inadequate security measures directly contributed to or failed to prevent the incident.

What are examples of inadequate security measures?
Examples of inadequate security measures include:

  • Non-functioning or poorly maintained security cameras
  • Lack of proper lighting in parking lots, stairwells, or hallways
  • Broken or ineffective locks on doors and windows
  • Failure to conduct background checks on employees or tenants
  • Inadequate response to previous incidents or complaints regarding security concerns

Who can be held responsible for inadequate building or apartment security?
Property owners, landlords, property management companies, and, in some cases, security companies hired to provide services can be held responsible for inadequate security. The responsibility lies with those who have a duty to maintain a safe environment for residents, guests, or visitors.

What should I do if I’ve been injured due to inadequate building or apartment security?
If you’ve been injured due to inadequate building or apartment security, it’s important to take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention immediately for any injuries.
  • Report the incident to the property owner or management and document the details of what occurred.
  • Preserve any evidence, such as photographs of the scene, witness statements, or medical records.
  • Contact a premises liability attorney who specializes in inadequate security cases to discuss your legal options.

How can a premises liability attorney help with my case?
A premises liability attorney can help by investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury, gathering evidence to support your claim, negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf, and, if necessary, representing you in court to seek compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Is there a time limit for filing a premises liability claim in Georgia?
Yes, Georgia has a statute of limitations that sets a time limit on when you can file a premises liability claim. Generally, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury or the discovery of the injury. It’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the applicable time frame.

How can I schedule a consultation with a premises liability attorney?
To schedule a free consultation with a premises liability attorney at Burnside Law Firm, contact us today at [phone number] or fill out our online contact form. During your consultation, we will review the details of your case, discuss your legal rights and options, and guide the best course of action to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Have You Suffered a Serious Injury Due to a Lack of Security?

While building owners cannot stop all criminals, they do have a responsibility to keep people on their property reasonably safe. If you are injured in an assault, robbery or rape at an apartment or other commercial building, you may be able to seek compensation from the building owner. Our team at Burnside Law Firm has spent over forty years serving our clients in the Atlanta, Augusta and Athens area that have been wrongfully injured, helping them get the compensation they deserve.

If you have been the victim of an assault at a commercial property without adequate security, contact our team at Burnside Law Firm today for a free consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries through a premises liability claim against the property owner.

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The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

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Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

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I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

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Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264