Negligent Security

Injuries Caused by Inadequate Security Arrangements

There are two ways in which commercial property owners are responsible for the effectiveness of security systems they have in place to protect their patrons.

  • First, if a company hires security guards or bouncers, it is responsible for hiring qualified employees and training them to do their jobs correctly.
  • Second, if a company knows that its office building, parking lot or apartment complex is unsafe — for example, if previous assaults have occurred — then it has a legal responsibility to make reasonable upgrades to their security measures in order to prevent future assaults from occurring.

If you have been assaulted or victimized by rape, robbery or another violent crime, you may have the right to file a private lawsuit against the company responsible for providing security at the location where the assault occurred.

Unlike the criminal justice system, a civil lawsuit based on inadequate security gives the victim of an assault the right to collect financial compensation for unpaid medical bills, lost income, future medical care, and pain and suffering. These lawsuits can be especially helpful to assault victims in cases where the perpetrator is never brought to justice.

Civil Lawsuits for Assault Victims in New Jersey

For more than 35 years, attorney Michael P. Burakoff has represented injury and assault victims throughout New Jersey. Our law firm's strong reputation is built partially on our record of successful past results, and also on Mr. Burakoff's standing in the legal community as an aggressive and ethical trial lawyer.

Our law firm has helped assault and accident victims get fair compensation in inadequate security cases involving:

  • Excessive use of force by a bouncer or security guard in a bar or nightclub
  • A security guard's failure to remove an inebriated patron from a bar after the patron demonstrated a need to be removed
  • Assaults perpetrated by security guards in cases where their employers failed to conduct proper background checks
  • Assaults that occurred in offices or parking lots due to inadequate security measures, such as lack of security lighting, video monitoring or regular security patrols

Protect Your Legal Rights · Call for a Free Consultation

A company's failure to provide adequate security sometimes results in violation of your right to be reasonably safe from harm. If a company has failed in its duty to protect your physical safety, let us help you protect your legal rights to appropriate compensation.

Schedule a complimentary, confidential appointment with attorney Michael P. Burakoff. Call 973-813-7672 or contact us online. We have offices in Morristown, West New York and Newton, New Jersey.