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Philadelphia Negligent Security Lawyer

Rarely are business owners liable for criminal or violent activities that take place on their property. However, as mandated by Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, owners have an obligation to provide reasonable safety precautions and procedures for their patrons and guests. If you’ve been the victim of a violent crime on someone else’s property as a result of inadequate security, you need experienced legal representation to help you fight this complex case. J. Fine Law has a team of personal injury and negligent security lawyers with over 25 years of successful trial experience in such cases. We are committed to the rights of victims who’ve suffered injuries & damages and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free & confidential negligent security lawsuit consultation, call our law firm at 1-800-HURT-123. J. Fine Law has three office locations to serve clients in Philadelphia PAPittsburgh PA and Cherry Hill NJ.

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security, also known as inadequate security, falls under the umbrella of premises liability. Under this law, property owners are required to maintain a safe & secure premise. They are also mandated to take preventative measures against foreseeable hazards before they become a danger to patrons. These types of cases are very complex and take a team of dedicated personal injury lawyers willing to put in the time and resources to win your case and award you the compensation you deserve. At J. Fine Law, it is our job as negligent security attorneys to pinpoint the liable party, which can include several possibilities such as property owners, third-party security staff, event organizers and more. Once the responsible party has been determined, our lawyers will fight for eligible compensation including medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma and even wrongful death. 

Examples & Common Causes of Negligent Security

Negligent security and premises liability include both non-violent and crimes. Common examples of a negligent security suit include innocent bystanders injured in a bar fight, shooting outside of a restaurant, sexual assault at an apartment complex, theft crimes and many more. These heinous crimes occur when a property owner fails to have proper security in place or by not taking preventative actions. Negligent security usually happens as a result of:

  1. Broken or malfunctioning equipment including lights, locks, alarm systems and gates. A property owner is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of all security equipment. 
  2. Failure to take precautions against future incidents after a criminal complaint has taken place on the property. 
  3. Lack of security including poor lighting, no alarm system or locks, which could have prevented criminals from acting violently on the property. 
  4. Improper training of security that was hired to keep patrons safe during an event. 

How a personal injury lawyer can help a victim of an attack?

Working with a personal injury lawyer after an attack is a great way to protect yourself from liability while pursuing compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help by providing:

Case evaluation: The lawyer will evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. They will assess the property owner’s duty of care, whether they breached that duty, and if the breach directly caused the injuries or damages suffered by the individual. This evaluation helps determine the strength of the case and potential legal strategies.

Gathering evidence: A lawyer will gather and preserve crucial evidence to support the claim. This may involve obtaining surveillance footage, witness statements, police reports, incident records, and any other relevant documentation or physical evidence that demonstrates the property owner’s negligence.

Establishing liability: The lawyer will work to establish that the property owner had a duty to provide adequate security measures, such as proper lighting, security personnel, surveillance systems, or fencing, depending on the circumstances. They will demonstrate that the owner failed to meet this duty and that this negligence directly caused or contributed to the injuries or damages suffered.

Negotiating with insurance companies: If the negligent security claim involves insurance coverage, the lawyer can handle communication and negotiation with insurance companies on behalf of the injured party. Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts, and having a skilled lawyer advocating for your rights can help ensure fair compensation.

Pursuing compensation: Personal injury lawyers are experienced in calculating the damages suffered by the victim, which may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other related losses. They will work to pursue maximum compensation either through settlement negotiations or by litigating the case in court if necessary.

Court representation: If the case proceeds to court, the personal injury lawyer will provide legal representation and present a compelling argument on behalf of the injured party. They will utilize their courtroom experience and advocacy skills to seek a favorable verdict or settlement.

Remember, every case is unique, and outcomes can vary based on the specific facts and jurisdiction involved. Consulting with one of our personal injury lawyers will provide you with tailored advice and guidance based on your situation to ensure your rights are protected and your case is handled effectively.

Free Personal Injury Attorney Consultation

If you have suffered loss or injury due to a criminal or violent act that could have been prevented, call the negligent security lawyers of J. Fine Law to review your case. When a property owner chooses to cut corners and not take reasonable measures to protect their customers, innocent people become the victims of negligent security. Our personal injury attorneys are here to aggressively fight your case to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma and damages. Call 267-888-2960, fill out the form on this website or call 1-800-HURT-123 from the scene for a free and confidential consultation.