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Assaults and Shootings Injury Claims Lawsuit Lawyer

Not all shootings or assaults are preventable, but criminals do prefer to perform their illegal activities in areas where they are less likely to be caught. Well-lit parking lots and businesses with ample security are less likely to be the scene of a shooting or assault on their patrons. When businesses fail to provide a safe and secure atmosphere, they can put their customers at risk. Injuries or fatalities caused by shootings or assaults may be covered under premises liability laws.

In 2012, the National Center for Victims of Crime reported 996,106 aggravated assaults in the U.S. The majority of these assaults were committed using a weapon. Firearms were used in 24.1% of the incidents. While many assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, many times the assault can occur from a stranger. For males, 53% of assaults were initiated by strangers and 37.9% of assaults on women were committed by strangers. It is these stranger assaults and shootings that need to be prevented by improved security in public places.

Preventing Assaults and Shootings in Georgia

There have been many instances of shootings occurring at restaurants, bars and other businesses across the country. Muggings and other assaults are also common, especially in urban areas. Businesses in Georgia have an obligation to protect their customers from assaults. Adding security cameras, better lighting in parking lots and using security guards can help minimize risk of shootings or assaults on patrons. This is especially important for businesses that have had previous criminal activities or are in high-crime neighborhoods.

If you have been wounded in a shooting, injured during an assault or lost a loved one to violence, premises liability laws may apply to your injury or loss. If poor security contributed to the assault or shooting, the property owner may be liable for damages. Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Atlanta to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.

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