When you visit a property in New Jersey, whether it’s a government-owned building or commercial complex, you expect the grounds to be reasonably safe. Landlords, business owners and other government and commercial entities have a responsibility to ensure their property does not become a safe haven for violent criminals.
If the lack of sufficient security led to a dangerous environment in which you were injured, contact the negligent security lawyers at Shapiro and Sternlieb, LLC today by completing the form on this page or calling (732) 617-8050 to discuss your case for free. We help clients from Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey seek the justice they deserve.
Types of Negligent Security
Violent acts can happen anywhere, including parking lots, schools, hotels, malls, nursing homes, hospitals and apartment buildings. Negligent security falls under premises liability law, and can include security breaches such as:
- Insufficient security personnel
- Broken locks or doors
- Inadequate lighting
- Lack of electronic security
- Failure to monitor existing security system
- Open gates
- Inadequate background checks on employees and contractors
Building a Successful Negligent Security Case
Property owners and managers don’t typically like to take responsibility for the actions of criminals that occurred on their grounds. The seasoned attorneys at Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation of your case and determine responsibility of all parties involved in your claim. Our investigation will examine factors such as:
- The installation and monitoring of security equipment
- Witness, employee and security guard interviews
- Police reports
- Photographic crime scene evidence
Damages in a Negligent Security Claim
No compensation can make up for the emotional trauma that can result from a violent crime. The physical and psychological strain can last for decades. We understand how difficult these experiences can be for victims, which is why we leave no stone unturned to fight for your rights. With the help of our tireless and assertive representation, you could collect damages for:
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact Our New Jersey Negligent Security Attorneys Today
We are committed to helping you obtain justice. To do this, we offer a free initial consultation, flexible hours and no attorney fees unless we recover.
If you’ve been injured on someone’s dangerous property, and you believe negligent security may have played a role, please contact Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC today online or at (732) 617-8050. We proudly serve the Newark and Jersey City areas of New Jersey.