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Crimes such as break-ins and robberies are an everyday fact of life, especially in big cities such as Philadelphia. Such crimes can happen in apartment complexes, residences, residential high-rises, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, parking lots, college dorms, and college housing-anywhere.

Negligent security cases usually occur as a result of:

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Rights of Victims – Philadelphia, PA and NJ Negligent Security Injury Law

Businesses aren’t generally liable for criminal activity on their premises. However, under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, businesses have a duty to provide ordinary and reasonable safety measures for their guests or invitees.

This duty extends to landlords, property owners, and businesses alike:

Rights of Those Injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Negligent Security Cases

In negligent security cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the potential liable parties often include not only the business or housing complex where the crime occurred, but also property management companies, cleaning/maintenance contractors, and security contractors.

It is vital to speak to an experienced negligent security lawyer who will be able to properly investigate liability of all parties. This ensures maximum recovery for seriously injured victims. Those injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey negligent security cases may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Injury Lawyers Handling Negligent Security Cases

At the Philadelphia, PA and NJ personal injury accident­­ law firm of Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families.

Our top rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ negligent security lawyers and attorneys have over 40 combined years of experience handling cases against businesses, property owners and landlords who fail to provide ordinary and reasonably security measures on their premises. Their knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in a negligent security injury case.

Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ personal injury lawyers will meet with you and discuss:

If you or a loved one was seriously hurt or killed in a case involving negligent security in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys for a free, confidential consultation. To learn more about your legal options, call (800) 220-7600 today. 

"Negligent security is a complex area of the law, and complicated. Our clients come to expect a high level of representation. We try to deliver on our promises, because it’s what our clients deserve."

Frequently Asked Questions

Negligent security refers to the failure of a property owner or manager to take reasonable steps to protect individuals from foreseeable criminal activities or harm on their premises. A property owner may be held liable for negligent security if they knew or should have known about potential risks but did not take appropriate measures to prevent or address those risks. Some common factors that may indicate negligent security include:

  • Inadequate lighting in parking lots, stairwells, or other common areas
  • Lack of functioning surveillance cameras or security systems
  • Insufficient security personnel or inadequate training of security staff
  • Poorly maintained or non-existent locks on doors and windows
  • Failure to respond to known threats or criminal activities in the area

If a victim is injured as a result of negligent security, they may have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against the property owner for compensation related to their injuries and losses.

Negligent security cases can involve a wide range of incidents and injuries. Some common examples include:

  • Assaults, muggings, or robberies on commercial or residential properties
  • Sexual assaults or harassment occurring in hotels, apartment buildings, or other establishments
  • Shootings or stabbings that take place in bars, nightclubs, or entertainment venues
  • Injuries resulting from inadequate crowd control or security measures at public events or concerts

These incidents may result in various types of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or even fatalities.

Victims of negligent security cases may be eligible to recover a variety of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: Compensation for past and future medical treatment related to the injuries sustained during the incident
  • Lost wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the victim’s inability to work after the incident, as well as compensation for any reduction in earning capacity if the victim’s injuries impact their ability to work in the future
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and discomfort caused by the victim’s injuries
  • Emotional distress: Damages for the psychological and emotional impact of the incident on the victim, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Compensation for the ways in which the incident has negatively affected the victim’s ability to enjoy their life

In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the property owner for their negligence and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior.

The experienced attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan have a deep understanding of the legal issues surrounding negligent security cases and a proven track record of success in representing clients in these types of claims. Our team can help you:

  • Evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim against the property owner for negligent security
  • Investigate the circumstances of the incident and gather evidence to establish the property owner’s negligence
  • Negotiate with the property owner’s insurance company to seek a fair settlement on your behalf
  • Represent you in court, if necessary, to pursue the maximum compensation available under the law

With a national presence and a team of dedicated attorneys, Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan is prepared to advocate for your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your negligent security case.