The job of security guards and surveillance systems is to keep the surrounding area, and the people within it, safe and sound. A lot of crimes cannot be prevented, but in areas with these precautions, they easily can be. If you were the victim of a crime because of negligent security, you need a lawyer who can help you.
At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we understand that being a victim of a crime changes your life, especially if you were injured during the incident. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Attorney Carbone will make sure you get the compensation you deserve after such as heinous act. If you were a victim of negligent security in New Jersey, than you need Anthony Carbone.
It’s the Property Owner’s Fault, Not Yours
If you are on the property of a business when the incident occurred, then the fault of your injuries may lie with the property owner. Like premises liability for a slip and fall accident, it is the responsibility of the property owner to make the area safe for its visitors. This includes providing adequate security for customers.
Although it can be impossible to predict some accidents, the property owner still must take measures to protect their customers or guests. This means installing security cameras, hiring guards and providing adequate lighting in areas such as parking lots. If these needs haven’t been met, the accident may be the fault of the property owner.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security means the owner of the premises are responsible to keep the property safe for anyone who visits. Some common cases involving negligent security includes:
- Failure to provide adequate parking lot security (poor lighting, no security cameras, etc.)
- Assaults in stairwells or elevators
- Failure to screen/supervise those hired for security purposes
- Negligent security on college campuses
- Negligent security on store or mall property
Let Us Help You.
If you have been a victim of a violent crime at a store or mall in Jersey City, Newark, or anywhere in New Jersey, there is help out there for you. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.