It is sometimes easy to take our safety for granted when going about our daily tasks. Negligent security can create a dangerous situation where criminal activities are allowed to take place in otherwise safe circumstances. If the negligent security or poor security measures taken by a commercial or residential owner has led to an injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your negligent security injuries through a premises liability claim.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have over 50 years experience recovering compensation for clients injured by the poor or negligent security of businesses and homes in towns across New Jersey and Passaic County, including Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, West Milford, and Woodland Park. We will discuss your unique case, determine who is liable for your injuries, and help you to reach a successful settlement or verdict.
Call our office today to discuss your unique needs and concerns when it comes to any kind of negligent security accident injury in a free and confidential consultation.
At it’s core, negligent security refers to a failure to provide a safe environment for others. This can range from a commercial owner providing inadequate lighting in a parking structure to a lack of lifeguards at a private pool.
Beyond this very basic definition, what needs to be shown in order for a Passaic County negligent security injury claim to be successful?
Negligent security cases can be difficult to prove as the evidence can sometimes rely on limited testimony. If you have sustained an injury as a result of negligent security, it is recommended to see a medical professional as soon as possible. This will not only benefit you from a personal health standpoint, but may prove vital in showing that your physical injuries were the direct result of the crime of which you were the victim.
The key to finding a property owner liable in a negligent security claim is proving that the owner was aware of a dangerous, pre-existing situation and failed to take sufficient action. It is also important to show that the victim was acting lawfully at the time of the crime – meaning they legally entitled to be at the location and were not participating in any criminal activity.
The owner will likely contend that the criminal(s) should be the sole person or persons held liable for your injuries. While the assailant is certainly primarily responsible for your injuries, property owners are required by New Jersey law to provide a safe environment for their guests. If safe conditions were not provided by the owners, the property owners are liable. That includes unsafe conditions and the actions of a third party.
Knowing these things to be true, and proving them in a court of law, are quite different. However, if you believe the criteria in the above to be true in your case, speak with an experienced Paterson negligent security attorney about filing a negligent security claim in order to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we have decades of experience helping our clients and their families to recover full and fair compensation in personal injury claims of all kinds in towns across New Jersey and Passaic County, including Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, Little Falls, and Woodland Park.
We believe in providing personal and collaborative legal service to all of our clients. The more informed and involved you are in your case, the better we can secure you the compensation you and your family are owed.
Led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an honor held by only 2% of practicing lawyers in the state, our personal injury team has already secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including verdicts in both the New Jersey Supreme Court and appellate division.