Marlton, New Jersey, and the surrounding region struggle with high crime rates. This crime risk necessitates the use of state-of-the-art security systems and well trained and staffed teams of security personnel. Unfortunately, not every establishment in Marlton has the necessary security.
In many public places, including hotels, stores, and businesses, customers should have a reasonable expectation of safety and security. Not every facility ensures your security, and consequently, you may suffer serious injuries.
What comes next after a negligent security incident in Marlton? Working with an experienced attorney can help you understand your right to compensation and how to pursue it when an organization, business, or private property owner fails to provide adequate security. Contact Console & Associates, P.C., today at (862) 229-1137 to learn more.
The level of security that a business needs depends on a variety of factors, including:
A bank, for example, may need more security than a corner market. Likewise—and unfairly—in an affluent part of town, customers may expect more security than in a more run-down area.
In general, however, companies should ensure that their patrons can expect a reasonable degree of safety while carrying out their business. Organizations should set security protocols to protect visitors against serious injury. In some cases, providing adequate security may mean staffing security guards; in others, it may mean having security cameras that record both inside and outside the facility or having strong locks on hotel room doors.
Businesses that provide inadequate security for visitors may leave them at risk for severe injuries.
Negligent security may have caused you to suffer an attack that resulted in:
Likewise, if your negligent security incident involved a robbery, you may have lost possessions: your wallet, phone, and jewelry, for example. The thieves may have time to run up charges on your card before you have a chance to cancel it, especially if you must first deal with severe injuries. Often, you may find yourself facing long-term financial challenges from the theft, all stemming from the business or organization’s lack of security.
After a negligent security incident, what can you recover? How should you pursue compensation?
To protect yourself, you should:
Do you know how much compensation you should seek after suffering serious injuries, rape, or financial losses due to negligent security? While an attorney cannot promise a favorable result, he or she can help you understand your legal rights and how much compensation you should really expect. This prevents many survivors from accepting a low settlement offer, which may not reflect the full costs of their injuries.
Keep in mind that the insurance company that covers the liable party, such as the security company or the premises owner, may try to limit the compensation you receive after your attack rather than providing you with the assistance you really need.
An attorney can help you go over your actual financial, emotional, and medical losses related to the attack and get a better idea of the financial compensation you should seek, including:
You may not know how the organization or business handled security or, in many cases, whose actions caused the gap in security that led to your accident. An attorney can help pursue evidence regarding your claim, including who may have contributed to the incident. Did a security guard abandon the post and fail to complete all responsibilities? Did the building owner fail to properly secure the building, including using adequate doors and locks for the premises?
Liable parties in a negligent security claim may include:
To determine who may share liability in your attack, talk to a Marlton personal injury attorney. Your attorney can look into the specific conditions that contributed to your attack and go over any past incidents involving the liable company. For example, if a security company knows that its alarms often malfunction but takes no steps to prevent those errors, the security company may share liability for any incident that occurs due to a failing alarm system.
If you suffered serious injuries due to negligent security on the part of another party, you may need an attorney to help you understand your rights. Contact Console & Associates, P.C., today at (856) 778-5500 for your free consultation.
Console and Associates, P.C.
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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