Property Owners Responsible for Safety & Security

Just like a grocery store has a responsibility to keep floors dry to avoid slip and fall accidents, property owners have the responsibility to ensure the safety of people on their property.

Owner Responsible for Safety

For example, a parking garage owner has the responsibility to make sure there is adequate lighting and security for people using the garage.

People are often harmed because of other’s negligence. There are many things that property owners can do to help ensure the safety of those entering their property. Unfortunately, some of these are commonly overlooked.

Common Negligence By Property Owners

  • Adequate Security

Business owners need to make sure that security cameras are in working order and that there is adequate security in place.

An apartment building owner, for example, may need to have a secure entry for the complex to help reduce the risk of being involved in a negligent security lawsuit.

  • Timely Maintenance

Another common mistake business owners make is not making timely repairs. A broken door lock or other deferred maintenance may put someone at risk for being robbed or attacked.

Missing screens on windows, or bulbs being burnt out of external lights can also pose a security risk.

  • Increasing Security

Business owners have a responsibility to increase security if there has been an increase of crime. Property owners are responsible for the safety of those on their property. If someone was able to foresee an event that lead to a visitor or resident being assaulted, robbed, or harmed, they may be responsible.

Contact A Premises Liability Attorney After Another’s Negligence

Marietta premises liability attorney, Andrew W. Jones, has experience handling these complex cases. If you’ve been in a situation where you were harmed because of someone else’s negligent security, it’s important to hire someone who has experience with premises liability cases.