Freehold, New Jersey, Negligent Security Attorneys
Handling Claims Stemming From Violence And Crime Due To Inadequate Security
When a business or property owner is negligent, many accidents and injuries can result. In some situations, the negligence of an owner can even lead to criminal acts that cause harm to people on the premises. If you were the victim of a crime due to another party’s negligence, you should speak with a Freehold negligent security lawyer at Lomurro Law as soon as possible.
Examples Of Inadequate Security Measures
Many different establishments and property owners have a duty to keep the premises safe for visitors and customers. This includes taking the necessary measures to make sure that the premises are secure and crime-free. Some locations that should have adequate security include:
- Bars and clubs
- Shopping centers and malls
- Parking lots and garages
- Hotels and resorts
- Large stores
- Stadiums and arenas
- Amusement parks
- Schools and colleges
In some cases, crime will happen regardless of security measures. For example, someone may try to rob a bank despite several levels of security. However, in other situations, a robbery, assault or sexual assault would not have happened if an establishment had the right security in place. If you can demonstrate that the business had negligent security, you have the right to seek compensation from the business for the harm you suffered.
Businesses and property owners can fail to show reasonable care for the safety of others in many ways. Some examples of negligent security measures include:
- Insufficient lighting in garages, alleys or other parts of the property
- Not having working locks on hotel room doors or building entrances
- Having alarms that do not work properly
- Hiring security staff that fail to react in the expected manner
- Not monitoring security cameras
For example, a bar hires a bouncer to prevent troublemakers from entering. The bouncer allows an obviously intoxicated person to come in who is known for starting fights. If that person assaults another patron, the injured patron may have a claim for negligent security since the bouncer did not do their job as expected.
Negligent Security In New Jersey
Owners should make decisions regarding adequate security based on the expected risk of foreseeable crime in the establishment. New York and New Jersey follow the legal precedent that owners should consider past criminal activity as a factor when deciding which security measures are adequate. However, you may still have a negligent security claim even if there was not a history of the specific criminal activity in question on the property. It is always worth it to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about the possibility of taking legal action.
Contact A Freehold Premises Liability Lawyer For A Free Case Evaluation
Negligent security claims can be complicated and difficult to prove. However, the attorneys at Lomurro Law know how to hold businesses and property owners liable for harm that occurs due to their negligence. If you were the victim of a crime and suffered harm, call 732-482-9285 or contact us online to discuss a possible case.