Negligent security cases can be difficult to prove as the evidence can sometimes rely on limited testimony. If you have sustained an injury as a result of negligent security, it is recommended to see a medical professional as soon as possible. This will not only benefit you from a personal health standpoint, but may prove vital in showing that your physical injuries were the direct result of the crime of which you were the victim.
Finding Fault in Insufficient Security Injury Claims
The key to finding a property owner liable in a negligent security claim is proving that the owner was aware of a dangerous, pre-existing situation and failed to take sufficient action. It is also important to show that the victim was acting lawfully at the time of the crime – meaning they legally entitled to be at the location and were not participating in any criminal activity.
The owner will likely contend that the criminal(s) should be the sole person or persons held liable for your injuries. While the assailant is certainly primarily responsible for your injuries, property owners are required by New Jersey law to provide a safe environment for their guests. If safe conditions were not provided by the owners, the property owners are liable. That includes unsafe conditions and the actions of a third party.
Knowing these things to be true, and proving them in a court of law, are quite different. However, if you believe the criteria in the above to be true in your case, speak with an experienced Bloomfield attorney about filing a negligent security claim in order to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
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At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we believe in providing personal and collaborative legal service to all of our clients. The more informed and involved you are in your case, the better we can secure you the compensation you and your family are owed.
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