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.
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.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,800,000
The operator of an aquarium business suffered permanently disabling injuries when he fell through a deck at the defendant's house. Our client had arranged to feed the defendant's fish while he was away, and in attempting to retrieve the keys to the house from behind a bar next to the swimming pool, fell through a rotted plank, suffering serious injuries.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,250,000
Our client tripped and fell down a set of stairs at a commercial establishment due to materials that were left by the defendant at the top of the stairs. The fall resulted in our client suffering severe back and bladder injuries. Expert testimony established that the materials left on defendant's steps created a substantial tripping hazard and violated known safety standards in the industry.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,200,000
As our client stepped out of his parked his vehicle at an Ocean County mall, he slipped and fell on black ice, rendering him unconscious for a few minutes. As a result of the fall, our client sustained back and neck injuries requiring surgery, impaired vision requiring prism glasses, an inner ear injury requiring surgery, and shoulder surgery. As a result of these injuries, our client was disabled from work.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,100,000
Our client slipped and fell on a wet floor in the vestibule of the office building where she worked, sustaining an injury to her neck that required surgery. At the time, it was snowing outside and the landlord had removed the floor mat but failed to replace it before the accident occurred.
Mall Injury Verdict $935,000
Partner Brett Greiner of the Edison office secured a verdict for a Carteret woman who was injured when she slipped and fell near a decorative fountain at a shopping mall. The defense argued that the plaintiff's condition was chronic and longstanding and not related to the accident. The Middlesex County jury awarded the plaintiff and her husband over $935,000.
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