New Jersey Attorneys Handling Inadequate Security Lawsuits
Not all property owners are responsible for providing security on their premises. There are cases, however, in which a property owner has a reason to expect violent crime and must take steps to prevent injuries to visitors. If you have been injured in a preventable criminal attack, we may be able to get you compensation from a property owner who failed to live up to his or her duty. At Costello & Mains, we have been helping New Jersey residents for nearly 30 years. Our skilled trial lawyers know how to determine whether you are entitled to relief and get you that relief in court. Call us at 856-291-0642 (local) or 800-421-0212 (toll free) or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.
Premises For Inadequate Security Cases
There are a wide range of situations in which a property owner has reason to expect violent crime. Some places, such as bars and nightclubs, may have a history of violence based on the crowds and the presence of alcohol. Others, such as gas stations, restaurants, apartment buildings, retail stores and others, might require security because of violent incidents in the past. Facilities dedicated to aged care, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, may experience violence based on residents’ health conditions. To have a valid claim under New Jersey law, you must be able to show negligence on the part of the owner in not providing adequate security.
Taking Steps To Prevent Violence
Security does not necessarily mean the presence of guards. If an area is poorly lit, that can be seen as an invitation for crime. Some owners address security problems by installing and monitoring cameras, alarms and locks. What is required is largely dependent on the situation.
If you have been injured in a preventable attack, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Contact our Mount Laurel offices by calling 856-291-0642 (local) or 800-421-0212 (toll free), or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.