New Jersey Negligent or Inadequate Security Lawyers
Negligent or inadequate security cases occur when someone who is a welcome visitor on another person’s property becomes the victim of a crime due to negligence on the part of the property owner. These crimes can occur on commercial property to a patron of the business or on private property to the owner’s invited guest and are the result of negligent conditions on the property, which can range from inadequate lighting in parking lots to a hotel or apartment building failing to implement the proper locks on doors. A victim in such a situation can sustain injuries due to criminal acts like robbery, criminal assault, rape, or other types of violent crimes.
You deserve to be safe; it is the responsibility of the property owner to keep their home or business secure. If you were the victim of a violent crime due to the negligence of a property owner, then you should contact a qualified lawyer immediately. The New Jersey negligent security lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will work with you to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Forms of Negligent or Inadequate Security
Property owners of any kind are liable for the security of their premises. Parking lots, shopping centers, hotels, and apartment complexes are all common places for criminal activity to occur. If this activity were preventable by the property owner, but they failed to take the necessary precautions, then this failure could be considered negligent. Some forms of negligent or inadequate security may include:
- Failure to implement the proper locks in a hotel or apartment building
- Failure to implement the proper alarm system
- Failure to implement or properly monitor security cameras
- Inadequate lighting in parking lots, parking garages, or walkways on the property
- Failure by security personnel to prevent a criminal from entering the property
- Excessive force used by overly aggressive security personnel
In cases of negligent or inadequate security, the property owner failed to take the actions necessary to prevent a crime. Property owners have a legal obligation to take the proper precautions to prevent violent crime from occurring on their property and should be held accountable for their inaction.
Contact a Negligent or Inadequate Security Lawyer
You do not have to suffer alone. When you are the rightful visitor on someone else’s property, they have the responsibility to take the proper measures to keep you safe. If you or someone you know was the victim of a violent crime on someone else’s property, then you need the right lawyer to fight for you. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our team of compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers will do everything in our power to get you the compensation that you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to call our New Jersey offices at (973) 920-7900 immediately so that we can start fighting for you today.