We may not always acknowledge it, but the world can be a dangerously unpredictable place. We face perils in even the most mundane settings. That said, property owners have a responsibility to take the proper measures to ensure your basic safety. If they have not and you have sustained injuries as a result, please read on, then contact an experienced Morris County personal injury attorney to learn what you should do after a negligent security accident in New Jersey.
What should you do after a negligent security accident in New Jersey?
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries or death as a result of inadequate security measures, you must do the following:
- File a police report if there has been criminal activity
- Obtain statements from any witnesses
- Obtain surveillance footage if it is available
- Take pictures or video of the inadequate security conditions at the scene of the accident.
If you are not physically able to do this as a result of your injuries, you would be well-advised to reach out to a skilled legal professional who will undertake these steps for you.
How do you prove your negligent security case in New Jersey?
Regardless of the neighborhood or the type of building, the property owner is ultimately responsible for keeping all guests safe while they are on his or her property. Shopping malls, grocery stores, parking lots, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, bars, schools, hospitals, apartments and more are all subject to these laws. To prove your case, you will need to prove that the property owner failed to install a sufficient number of security cameras, failed to monitor them for suspicious behavior, failed to adequately train security guards, did not provide enough lighting for walkways, parking lots and other facilities, and/or failed to ensure that all locks on all doors were functioning as they should.
Do you need a New Jersey personal injury attorney?
Legally speaking, no, you do not need to engage the services of an attorney in order to file a suit against negligent property owners or your assailants. However, you should be advised that the defendants and their insurance providers will likely avail themselves of legal representation. The opposing parties have a great deal at stake and rest assured that they will do everything in their power to protect their property. You have already been victimized once. Do not let it happen again. Call us today.
CONTACT OUR MORRIS COUNTY FIRM
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an 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 Lutz Injury Law today.