Negligent Hiring & Negligent Security

Negligent Hiring & Negligent Security

A property owner may be liable for an attack occurring on their premises in certain circumstances. For example, if the property owner was aware of a history of criminal activity on the premises but failed to warn guests or provide additional security, the proprietor may be liable for attacks that occur on the property. A parking garage assault, a shopping mall abduction of a child or an act of violence in a post office or school may partially be the legal responsibility of whoever is in charge of the facilities: owners, managers, government entities, security forces or other responsible parties.

Additionally, if the perpetrator is an “insider” who has been given access to the property (e.g., given the master keys) without a proper criminal background investigation, the employer of that insider may be held responsible for violent acts perpetrated by their employee.

Seek Prompt Legal Advice

If you or your loved one has been injured or killed on someone else’s property — public or private — contact an attorney at your earliest opportunity. Negligent hiring or negligent security may be the key factor that led to the injury or death. The earlier an experienced lawyer is on the case, the more likely it is that valuable evidence will be identified and preserved in order to strengthen a claim or lawsuit for compensation.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is equipped with abundant resources and knowledgeable attorneys. If you have been injured due to negligent security or negligent hiring, we will take every step necessary to prepare the strongest possible case. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

A Successful Result in a Case of Negligent Hiring

On October 26, 2008, Render C. Freeman won a $3.5 million verdict from a Gwinnett County jury against HTH Building Services, Inc., a commercial cleaning company.

Mr. Freeman and his team represent individuals throughout Georgia and beyond who have been seriously injured as a result of negligent hiring, negligent security, premises liability, medical malpractice, as well as motor vehicle and trucking negligence. Contact Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., by e-mail through this Web site or by calling 770-822-0900 to schedule a consultation regarding any serious personal injury.

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