When you visit property owned by someone else, you have an expectation that you will be able to do so safely, and most of the time, you can. However, if you suffer some sort of injury related to a lack of adequate security provided on the property, you may have the ability to recover damages related to your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Proper security measures can involve quite a few different items that the property owners may need to provide to protect visitors and patrons. If you are not sure if your accident rises to the level of a personal injury case, consider contacting Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. We represent premises liability victims in New Jersey and offer callers a free, no-obligation consultation on their case.
If we believe you have a viable case, a West New York inadequate security lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you in settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit.
To discuss your case for free with a member of our team, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111. You do not need to pay anything upfront to hire us to represent you in your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our attorney fee will come if and when you recover compensation.
Properties Where Security Is Needed
It would be preferable if people could visit properties freely without ever having to worry about needing protection from security equipment and personnel. However, that is not the case.
The presence of security at numerous types of properties is important, as it may prevent criminals and others from targeting visitors to the property. Should someone try committing a crime on the property anyway, security personnel may require proper training to help the victim.
Some places where security personnel and security equipment commonly should be found include:
- Amusement parks
- Bus stations
- Convention centers
- Parking lots
- Retail businesses
- Shopping malls
- Sports stadiums
- Swimming pools
- Youth sports complexes
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Protecting Your Safety
Ultimately, these places may need to have security measures in place to protect the well being of visitors to the property. Regardless of whether the properties have private or public ownership, the owners may have a duty to protect visitors.
If you would like to know more about working with a West New York inadequate security lawyer on your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111. A member of our team can discuss our services and your case in a free consultation when you call.
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Common Security Measures
Some of the common security measures that properties put in place to protect their visitors include:
- Background checks: where owners should require all security personnel to pass a background check before allowing them to be hired onto the security staff.
- Cameras: where property owners can install security cameras throughout public places on the property, helping security personnel monitor larger areas in real-time than they could do on foot, and protecting visitors from potential harm.
- Lighting: where parking lots and other areas where people will be gathering at night should have adequate lighting to allow visitors to see potential hazards.
- Locks: where apartment complexes and hotels should have a system in place that only allows those who have a room on the property to gain access.
- Training: where security personnel should have adequate training on how to use security equipment and on how to protect visitors from potential dangers.
Negligent Actions of Security Personnel
Even with some security measures in place, it is still possible that you, as a visitor to the property, could have suffered some sort of injury that security personnel failed to stop. This could show negligence on the part of the property owner that hired the security personnel or that set up the security measures, giving you grounds for filing a personal injury claim.
Some of the ways in which you may be able to prove negligence include:
- Protection from harm: where security personnel failed to step in to stop an assault or a near-drowning, leaving the visitor to the site in significant danger.
- Excessive reaction: where security personnel use excessive force to break up an altercation, causing injuries to those involved in the fight or to bystanders.
- Inadequate search: where security personnel failed to detect a weapon when searching visitors entering the arena or building, resulting in an assault.
- Inadequate personnel: where the property owner tried to save money by hiring too few security personnel, leaving them unable to render aid in a timely manner.
These are not the only negligent actions that may warrant an inadequate security lawsuit.
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At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we fight to defend the rights of victims of unsafe conditions. Unfortunately, these types of cases occur far too frequently when property owners fail to provide the proper level of security or fail to train the security personnel adequately.
Insurance companies representing the negligent property owner sometimes balk at paying a fair settlement amount to victims. When a West New York inadequate security lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. represents you, can handle settlement negotiations and counteract low offers with evidence of the value of your damages. If a fair settlement offer cannot be reached, we can take your case to trial.
Keep in mind that in a personal injury case like this, New Jersey law says you generally have two years to file a lawsuit, per New Jersey Statute § 2A:14-2. Some circumstances may alter this deadline.
To discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111. A representative of our firm is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.