In many instances, businesses and property owners have a duty to provide security on their premises. If an individual, who had a legal right to be on the property, was injured due to a lack of security, that individual may be able to recover monetary damages. At Leonard Law Group, our attorneys recognize where entities and individuals had a duty to provide security and are skilled in pursuing these claims to the full extent of the law.
When an individual is injured on someone else’s property, the status of that individual must be determined. Under premises liability laws, visitors to a property are divided into three categories:
To prevail in a negligent security case, an injured individual typically must show:
In a situation where a person was attacked on a property for the first time in many years, a claim for negligent security may not stand. However, if, for example, a shopping center was well known for suffering a string of armed robberies, and the owner failed to take adequate measures to secure the property, the owner may be liable if a visitor is subsequently attacked and injured.
If you were attacked due to negligent security, you are likely stressed and traumatized. You need a legal team that handles your case for you so that you may focus on your recovery. At Leonard Legal Group, we have represented clients in numerous premises liability and negligent security matters. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential claim, call our 24-hour call center at 973-984-1414 or contact us online.
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Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417