Category: Negligent Security

MARTA Police Fail to Catch an Armed Assailant

On January 12th, a man was assaulted while riding a MARTA train, just before it arrived at the East Point station. Another passenger captured video footage of the attack, in which the assailant holds the victim at gunpoint while repeatedly hitting and kicking him. The victim’s sister, who spoke to the press, only found out about the attack when someone tagged her on the video, which had been posted to Instagram. Although shaken up by what she saw, she says her brother is going to be okay, an...

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security is a part of the law that falls under the category of premises liability. Premises liability covers harm that a person could experience on a business’s property as a result of negligence on the part of the business. This could include things like slip and fall injuries where there is no "wet floor" sign, injuries or deaths incurred by poorly maintained elevators or escalators, and any number of other potential harms. So, what is negligent security? Negligent security is th...

What are Examples of Negligent Security?

When you go out to enjoy yourself in a public place like a park, club, or movie theater, you have the right to expect the owner to keep the area safe. This falls under an area of the law called premises liability: property owners can be held liable for damages done on their property, if it can be shown that the owner’s failure to provide a reasonable degree of security contributed to the harm. This post will give you a few examples of negligent security, but bear in mind that these are only a...