Our founding lawyer, Katherine McArthur, has 40 years of experience — our attorneys have a combined 200 years of experience.What Are My Rights Under Negligent Security Law For Nightclubs And Businesses?
For 40 years, Macon negligent security lawyer Kathy McArthur has fought to protect the rights of premises liability injury victims and their families. During that time, the McArthur Law Firm has recovered more than $250 million for personal injury clients. This includes having been there for those who have suffered injury or had a loved one taken from them due to a company’s negligent security.
Hotels, retail stores, nightclubs and other companies must employ sufficient security for the protection of their invitees who are purposefully brought onto the properties for the businesses’ benefit. However, when violations of nightclub security laws occur, guests may be assaulted or otherwise harmed and injured while on the property. The legal term for such incidents under premises liability law is negligent security.
Who Can Sue Under Negligent Security Law?
Negligent security laws fall under general premises liability, which is that a business has a duty to protect people they invite onto the property and keep them safe. Common instances where a company has failed in this duty to protect their customers include:
- Hotel guests who were assaulted or the victims of a robbery while on business property
- Retail store patrons or office workers who were assaulted or hurt on the property or in parking lots
- Apartment tenants whose landlord failed to provide necessary security, lighting and locks on doors, resulting in assault or other harm
- Nightclubs, bars and restaurants where the business fails to maintain the peace and keep patrons and the general public safe from other guests who may be intoxicated
How Can a Negligent Security Lawyer Help Me?
The McArthur Law Firm takes cases involving negligent security very seriously. In some cases, negligent security victims were harmed or killed in incidents involving robbery, assault and even rape.
When a case involves a crime, victims must understand that the prosecuting attorney who is bringing criminal charges against a perpetrator does not represent the victim. The prosecutor represents our society and state, but the prosecutor does not seek money damages for victims and families. Only a personal injury lawyer can do this. If you are a victim of crime and have a criminal case pending against a defendant, do not wait until that case concludes to speak to a negligent security lawyer-the sooner the better.
Handling Negligent Security Cases in Georgia and Nationwide
The personal injury attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm understand how serious the stakes are in negligent security cases. We also realize that for those we represent, this is probably the first time anything like this has ever happened to them, and they are confused and unsure what the best steps to take are to ensure their family’s future. Selecting the right lawyer will be one of the most important decisions they will ever make.
Too many people are further hurt by hiring a lawyer who either won’t or doesn’t know how to fight for them. In fact, many big cases are settled right away for large amounts with our law firm just because the insurance company knew our track record and don’t want to pay their defense attorneys to fight us! For decades, our personal injury law firm has fought and won the premises liability compensation our clients deserve. We serve nationwide and statewide, with several significant outcomes for clients living in Atlanta, Savannah and Augusta, as well as seeking the best results for individuals and families in Albany and Columbus.
We are dedicated to our clients, and we will not stop fighting until we obtain the most favorable outcome possible for the situation. To schedule a free consultation with a negligent security lawyer, call us at 478-238-1150 or fill out our online contact form. We practice nationwide.