Though violent crime is an unhappy reality for many New Jersey residents, and throughout the United States, in many cases, violent attacks are completely avoidable though proper security measures. If you or someone you love has suffered the damaging consequences of a physical attack, the actual perpetrator may not be the only one at fault. A landlord or business owner may also bear responsibility due to his negligence in providing the adequate security to which you are entitled. The New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall will stand up for your rights and help you get the compensation you need to help you recover and move forward.
About Inadequate Security Claims
If you are violently attacked at a restaurant, hotel or other location owned by someone else, your attacker may not be the only responsible party. Property owners in New Jersey have certain legal obligations to tenants, visitors, guests, customers and others who are legally present on their property. One such duty is to maintain adequate security. This is part of premises liability law. If one has the expectation of reasonable safety in a public place, the landlord or owner is typically duty bound to provide this, and a failure to do so can lead to a negligent security claim. Several factors can contribute to a claim of negligent inadequate security: poor or improper lighting, shoddy locks, the absence of security cameras, failure to perform employee background checks and careless or inattentive security guards.
Inadequate Security in New Jersey
According to Neighborhood Scout, your chances of becoming a crime victim in New Jersey is 1 in 345. Assault is the most prevalent incidence of violent crime in the state, followed closely by robbery. If you are injured in a criminal assault on a business property in New Jersey, you may be able to bring a civil case for inadequate security or negligent security. New Jersey law requires that you show the property owner should have foreseen the crime and taken steps to prevent it. You and your lawyer must then demonstrate that these steps would have most likely prevented the criminal act. This is a difficult legal burden and requires the skills of an experienced New Jersey Inadequate Security Lawyer.
About The Law Offices of John F. Marshall
At the Law Offices of John F. Marshall, we are committed to comprehensive and aggressive legal representation for your inadequate security claim. We deliver diligent investigation of all the facts, and we utilize all the information, resources and experience available to build an effective case. Our New Jersey personal injury firm meticulously reviews the evidence, such as witness accounts, video or photographic evidence, and expert witness testimony, and is relentless in uncovering any crucial information to bolster your case. Our dedicated attorneys are sympathetic to the trauma you have experienced, and we provide you with the personal and sensitive care you need and deserve at this difficult time.
Don’t be victimized a second time. The Law Offices of John F. Marshall will help you assert your rights in your New Jersey Negligent Security claim. Contact us at 877-450-8301 to speak with an assertive, experienced premises liability and inadequate security attorney.