Is the Lack of Security on New Jersey Property Considered Negligence?


There are many ways that an accident can happen on another person’s property in the state of New Jersey. It is because of this that it is a property owner’s job to make sure their grounds are safe so this does not happen. One way that a property can be kept safe is by maintaining effective security on the grounds. The failure to do so can result in serious accidents and injuries that the property owner can be held liable for. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney if you were injured on another’s property.

Why is Security Important?

When a property owner does not have security on their grounds, it can cause accidents to take place. It is because of this that properties such as apartment buildings, office buildings, parking lots, stadiums, shopping centers, etc. should have adequate security. Examples of a lack of security that is unjustified can include but are not limited to the following:

  • A resident of an apartment building makes multiple complaints to a landlord about potentially dangerous people in common areas and the landlord does not take action
  • There are no security guards where they are needed
  • A property does not have security cameras to provide surveillance where it should be
  • There is no working alarm in an elevator
  • There are no security guards in a location where alcohol is served and intoxication can be a risk to public safety
  • There are no working door locks for entryways of apartment buildings, allowing easy access for robbers

How do I Fulfill the Burden of Proof?

If a person sustains an injury on another’s property as a result of a lack of security, they may pursue legal action to recover compensation as coverage for damages. This can be done by fulfilling the burden of proof with evidence that shows the property owner did not uphold their duty of providing security, directly causing the injuries.  In addition to hiring an attorney, the following steps can be used in order to prove this in court:

  • Filing a police report in the event of criminal activity
  • Obtaining witness testimony to the actions that occurred
  • Taking pictures of the conditions or obtaining surveillance footage

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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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