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Newark Negligent Security Attorney

It is a property owner’s responsibility to prevent foreseeable accidents and injuries to you as a visitor. When you visit a gas station in Newark, for example, the owner has a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe. This may mean keeping the station well-lit, hiring a security guard, installing surveillance cameras and posting signs in the window to discourage theft. If a property owner fails to fulfill his or her duties of care and you suffer damages as a result, the owner may owe you compensation.

If you were recently in an accident, altercation, or were the victim of a crime involving negligent security in Newark, New Jersey, contact us for a free legal consultation. The premises liability attorneys at Console & Associates PC are here to help you fight for justice and fair compensation. We have a local office located at 494 Broad Street #208B in Newark, New Jersey.

Why Clients Choose Us

  • We have a reputation for providing exemplary personal injury services to the citizens of New Jersey. Our experienced Newark personal injury attorneys have been in the industry for over 25 years.
  • We have no problems taking premises liability claims to court in Newark if we believe it is necessary for fair compensation. Our past case results prove our commitment to clients.
  • We help clients bring negligent security claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge any attorney’s fees until and unless we win the case.

What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security means a property owner failed to fulfill the standards of care in keeping a property secure based on the circumstances. A landowner or business owner may be guilty of negligent security if a reasonable and prudent person would have done more to prevent the crime as the owner of the same property. Negligent security can lead to preventable crimes and disasters such as robberies, muggings and assaults. Negligent security claims fall under the blanket of premises liability law in New Jersey. This doctrine states all property owners owe a duty to reasonably protect their guests and visitors from injuries. Breaching this duty of care could lead to liability if someone gets hurt.

New Jersey Property Owner Duties of Care

When you visit a property (unless you are trespassing), you can expect the owner to uphold certain standards of care in keeping you from harm. According to New Jersey law, these standards include inspecting a property for potential hazards, warning visitors of property defects and repairing known hazards. These duties may include taking reasonable steps to improve the safety and security of a premises.

  • Floodlights
  • Security cameras
  • Alarm systems
  • Gates or fences
  • Security guards
  • Posted warning signs
  • New locks
  • Door and window repairs
  • Tenant screening

What is a reasonable amount of security for a premises depends on the area, the property’s history of crime and the foreseeability of future crime. If an apartment complex had a history of break-ins, for example, the law could reasonably expect the landlord to take steps to improve the safety of the building, such as installing bars on the windows or an alarm system. If the landlord fails to take reasonable care to prevent crimes, and a tenant suffers an injury or property damage because of it, the landlord could be liable for damages.

Contact a Newark Negligent Security Attorney Today

Find out if you have a negligent security claim in Newark during a free consultation with an attorney from Console & Associates PC. Our lawyers have years of experience going up against property owners and corporations in pursuit of fair financial relief for clients. We can investigate your recent accident, assault, property damage or injury for signs of property owner negligence. Then, we can help you build a case against the appropriate defendant in the pursuit of a settlement or judgment award. You may be eligible for compensation for your losses in New Jersey. Contact our local attorneys today at (862) 229-1137 or through our online form for a free consultation.