East Windsor NJ Negligent Security Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers with Offices in Mercer County, NJ
Crime can strike anywhere. However, in certain areas, crime is not only possible but also foreseeable. When a property owner fails to provide adequate security and neglects to protect visitors from assault, robbery, theft and other crimes, the property owner can be held liable for damages. New Jersey is a leader in requiring commercial property owners to provide a safe environment for their clients, which gives you options when exploring a personal injury claim.
At Cohen & Riechelson, we handle a broad range of premises liability cases, including slip & fall accidents and negligent security claims. We are committed to helping our clients recover the compensation they need after sustaining injuries in preventable instances of violence and crime.
Contact us online or by telephone to arrange a consultation with an experienced NJ negligent security lawyer right away. There are statutes of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit in both NJ and PA. You only have two years from the date you sustained the injury to lodge a complaint, or you will lose your right to collect damages. We’ve successfully represented countless personal injury clients across New Jersey.
Inadequate Security Lawsuits in New Jersey
Under premises liability law, a homeowner or business owner has a legal duty to protect visitors against harm, including protections against criminal actions occurring on the property. So why do so many property owners provide inadequate security? In many cases, it is a matter of dollars and cents. Hiring security staff and installing appropriate security devices is expensive and cuts into profits. However, when there is a foreseeable risk of criminal activity on the premises, the property owner is bound by law to do something about it.
Examples of negligent security include:
- Failure to hire adequate security staff
- Negligent security staff
- Failure to install and maintain locks, alarms, security cameras and other devices
- Non-functional closed circuit televisions
- Failure to provide adequate lighting to discourage criminal activity
- Patrons being assaulted by security staff
- Failure to provide or maintain secure fencing
- Failure to install working locks
Because of the nature of criminal attacks, victims of negligent security can suffer physical injuries, emotional trauma and monetary loss. Owners of bars, parking lots, apartment buildings and other premises may claim they were not at fault. They may even call this a “frivolous lawsuit.” We know there is nothing frivolous about your injuries. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Our Mercer County NJ Personal Injury Attorneys for Assistance with Your Negligent Security Case
Property owners who shirk their legal responsibilities and cut costs on security need to be held accountable. If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to insufficient parking lot security or any other type of negligent security, we are here for you. Contact us online or by telephone to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable NJ & PA negligent security lawyer.