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Cherry Hill Negligent Security Lawyers

Holding South Jersey property owners and security companies accountable for physical attacks

Commercial property owners and managers owe a duty of care to their guests and patrons. Keeping visitors safe should be their #1 priority. Inadequate or negligent security measures, which can lead to physical attacks or dangers, are never acceptable. You can seek compensation for your injuries through a negligent security claim, and our negligent security lawyers in Cherry Hill can help.

At Ferrara & Gable, we understand when property owners owe their customers and clients a duty to protect them from assaults. Our Cherry Hill negligent security attorneys understand the many ways the owners can ensure the safety of their customers and staff. We seek compensation on behalf of assault victims throughout South Jersey. Call us today to get started.

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What is negligent security?

Negligent security claims fall under the umbrella of premises liability – a legal doctrine which allows you to hold a property owner, manager, or tenant liable if you suffer harm. Negligent security is the failure to anticipate known dangers and the failure to take steps to prevent these assaults, attacks, and other types of harm from occurring.

Property owners owe it to the people who use their property to do more than just check for spills and broken tiles. They need to understand the risks that their type of business and their location pose to people who use their property. If their negligence leads to your injuries, you can file a personal injury claim against them.

Which Cherry Hill properties need security measures?

Any property which is inhabited or visited by people should have adequate security measures in place. Some of the businesses that need to be extra-cautious include:

  • Retail stores
  • Banks
  • Parking lots and parking garages
  • Hotels, motels, and apartment complexes
  • Taverns
  • Schools
  • Amusement parks
  • Sporting events
  • Entertainment venues

Common dangers that South Jersey property owners need to anticipate include:

  • Theft and assaults where money is exchanged, such as at a cash register or an ATM machine
  • Stabbings, shootings, and other acts of violence at properties with a history of criminal conduct
  • Sexual assaults
  • Physical assaults

Tragically, places where there are mass gatherings, such as theaters, malls, and schools, are also places where mass shootings may occur. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill negligent security lawyers work with our investigators and the police to show how an assault or injuries occurred, and how the attack could have been prevented.

What does inadequate or negligent security look like?

When property owners fail to take the following steps, they can be held accountable for inadequate or negligent security measures like:

  • Failing to install cameras and videos to help deter attacks, and that record any attacks that do occur
  • Failing to hire, train, and monitor security guards and personnel
  • Failing to conduct background checks on vendors, staff, volunteers, or other applicable parties
  • Failing to respond to any security complaints by the police or customers
  • Failing to install fences, locks, and other measures designed to prevent or limit access
  • Failing to install adequate lighting, and/or to repair any broken lighting
  • Failing to mark exits and entrances clearly
  • Blocking pathways to exits and entrances

Who is liable for negligent security-related injuries or fatalities in Cherry Hill?

There are often multiple liable parties in a negligent security claim. Depending on the exact circumstances of your case, we may file suit against:

  • The person or people who committed the assault
  • The owners of the property
  • The manager or management company of the property
  • Any tenants or vendors who contributed to the attack
  • Security firms and security guards
  • Manufacturers of defective safety and security products

What types of injuries can result from negligent security measures?

Many victims of negligent security attacks suffer severe harm because attacks and assaults involve a lot of force. Many victims suffer just as much emotionally as they do physically – especially in cases of sexual or physical assault.

Some of the injuries that victims of negligent security suffer are:

  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Trauma to the genitals and/or reproductive system
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Severe emotional trauma, including depression and anxiety
  • Penetrating injuries from knives or bullets

In some cases, the victims of these attacks can die at the scene, or from complications stemming from their assault.

Civil cases with criminal components

Assaults and attacks justify criminal complaints in addition to civil complaints. Normally, the criminal case proceeds first. While a guilty verdict or plea can help bolster your case, a criminal conviction is not necessary to seek compensation in a civil lawsuit. This is because the burden of proof is different in civil cases than in criminal cases.

Ferrara & Gable works with investigators who examine the site of the attack for all signs of negligence, such as missing cameras, – and speaks with any eyewitnesses. We also conduct extensive discovery (formal questions and answers) with everyone with knowledge of the incident.

In addition, we seek to review all records of prior complaints and every bit of evidence to show that the owner knew, or should have known, that the property could be dangerous for the people who used or bought the businesses’ services or products.

What damages can I seek in a Cherry Hill negligent security claim?

Our Cherry Hill negligent security lawyers demand full compensation for all your injuries, including the following personal and financial damages:

  • Physical pain and emotional suffering for every day you’re hurting
  • Medical bills including surgeries, hospital stays, ER care, doctor visits, physical therapy and all other types of therapy, assistive devices, psychological counseling, and medications
  • Lost income and benefits including permanent disability benefits
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life, ability to function, and consortium
  • Punitive damages (when applicable)

Our trial lawyers file wrongful death actions against the responsible parties if your loved one’s injuries were fatal. Wrongful death damages include compensation for the funeral and burial costs; the loss of financial support your loved one would have provided; and the loss of personal guidance, support, and love your loved one would have provided each family member.

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Do you have a Cherry Hill negligent security attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets personal injury victims at our office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There is available parking. You can take the Rt. 38 bus – we’re a block away. If you’re too ill or hurt to come to our office, we do schedule a phone or video consultation by appointment.

Cherry Hill negligent security lawyers serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey

Property owners need to protect the people who use their property. There are many simple steps they can take that save lives and prevent physical harm. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill negligent security lawyers have the experience and resources to hold property owners liable for their negligent failure to protect their customers and visitors. Assert your rights. Fight for the compensation you deserve. Help prevent others from being attacked. Call our Cherry Hill offices or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis.