New Jersey Negligent Security Lawyers
Are You the Victim of a Crime or Violent Assault?
There are few things more harrowing than falling victim to violent criminal behavior; this is something that is made even worse if the crime could have been prevented. In New Jersey, premises owners and operators are required to take reasonable actions to protect visitors who arrive on their premises and to shield them against potential violent crimes. While they cannot always deter human behavior, there are steps that they are legally expected to take.
For example, premises owners and/or operators should ensure there is sufficient security in the form of:
- Adequate lighting—especially in areas known to be dangerous
- Locks, alarms, and cameras installed and maintained as needed
- Proper presence of security guards around the area
- Security cameras that are properly, regularly monitored
Of course, what is deemed to be an adequate level of security will depend on the type of premises, time of day, and more. If, however, the owner and/or operator failed to provide a safe premises for their visitors, they could be held legally liable for the injuries and damages sustained during the violent crime.
Proving an Inadequate Security Claim
In cases revolving around inadequate security, the plaintiff and their attorney will need to prove that the owner and/or operator of the premises did not exercise reasonable care in discovering similar violent criminal activities in the area or warning the plaintiff so that they could have avoided the injury.
They will also need to show the following:
- The plaintiff was legally on the property;
- The defendant breached their duty to provide adequate security;
- The plaintiff was injured due to acts that could have been reasonably foreseeable;
- The plaintiff sustained actual damages; and
- The plaintiff would not have suffered but for the defendant’s breach of duty.
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If you would like to discuss your claim with a premises liability attorney you can trust, we encourage you to get in contact with Levinson Axelrod, P.A. as soon as possible. We have been in practice for 80 years and have the resources to take on cases both large and small. You can count on us to protect you.
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Premises Liability Jury Verdict $7,000,000
A woman was putting her 3-year-old son on a carnival amusement ride while holding onto a portable fence when she received an electrical shock. Our client was hospitalized and later developed Traumatic Dystonia, a condition that caused tremors in the hand and makes the fingers curl.
Personal Injury Verdict $3,200,000
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The substantial jury award stems from a case in which Kim’s client slipped and fell on ice on a sidewalk at the Jackson Premium Outlets, an outlet shopping center in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
An Edison delivery man slipped on a wet floor while delivering a package. He broke his knee in the fall and suffered an injury to his spine, which in turn aggravated pre-existing conditions of incontinence and impotence which had been caused by previous injuries.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
Our client, a North Plainfield man, was injured when he slipped and fell on snowy steps while exiting his building. He suffered a lumbar disc injury, requiring surgery. The jury found his landlord 100% liable for the accident for failing to clear the steps to the building.
Inadequate Security Jury Verdict $2,700,000
A mother of nine was shot and killed while working at a convenience store. Evidence at trial proved a lack of adequate security, including a panic button and outgoing phone line, had placed this worker at risk. Expert testimony also established that there was an increased risk of criminal activity in convenience stores which had inadequate surveillance equipment. The matter was upheld on Appeal, and settled prior to being reviewed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Premises Liability Settlement $2,500,000
Our client was injured while delivering a 3,000 pound piece of equipment to defendant's premises. The defendant's employees were assisting our client in unloading the product when one of them prematurely activated the lift gate, causing the piece of equipment to fall and strike his legs. He suffered serious injuries to both legs, requiring multiple surgeries.
Personal Injury Settlement $2,500,000
Our client suffered a traumatic head injury after falling due to an unsecure railing.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $2,250,000
The plaintiff injured her ankle when she stepped into a cement cut out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. The plaintiff had been walking on the sidewalk on her way to a down town holiday festival. Her attention had been distracted by a negligently placed chestnut grilling stand, thereby diverting her attention away from the cut out. The plaintiff brought claims against both the property owner and the operator of the chestnut stand.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,900,000
Attorneys Mark Kuminski and James Dunn prevailed in a case against a local supermarket where a North Brunswick man suffered a heart attack. Utilizing expert witnesses from throughout the country, they were able to secure a gross award of $2,209, 376.05, which was subsequently molded to reflect a net recovery of $1,900,000.
Elevator Defect Verdict $1,900,000
Partner Ronald Grayzel of the Edison office secured a verdict for a woman injured by a defective elevator. The case was tried in the United States District Court before a federal Magistrate. The three-week long trial resulted in a $1.9M verdict for the plaintiff.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
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