How Negligent Security Becomes a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted May 27th, 2015 by .

Categories: Premises Liability.

negligent-security-personal-injury-lawsuitWhen we go into someone’s home or business, we don’t think that a violent crime is about to happen. It’s one of those unforeseeable tragedies that happen to people. But sometimes those tragedies could have been prevented with the proper security.

Let’s say you’re heading to your car that’s parked in a mall’s garage. Before you reach your vehicle, you are grabbed from behind. There’s a struggle, and your attacker breaks your wrist. The criminal takes your wallet and leaves the scene. You feel violated and scared, not to mention injured. Where were the mall’s security guards? Aren’t there cameras filming the attack?

When something like this happens, not only do you have a case against your attacker but a case against the mall for negligent security. This means that the property owner is legally liable for failing to protect its visitors. There are many forms of negligent security can take, such as:

  • Security guard negligence
  • insufficient lighting in dangerous areas
  • Failure to monitor security cameras
  • Failure to install locks, alarms, or cameras

Generally, negligent security injuries are rather serious and can result in a wrongful death suit. You don’t need to be physically injured – since being a victim of a crime is a life-altering experience, you can claim emotional damage.

If you are a victim of a crime caused by lack of security, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. For 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling negligent security claims throughout New Jersey. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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