We go to places like shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters and hospitals and rarely think about personal safety. That’s because we rely on owners and managers of various public and private facilities to fulfill their responsibility to make sure there is adequate security in place to protect visitors. However, when there is not adequate security, and you get hurt, your injuries could be extremely severe, even fatal.
If you or a family member is suffering from injuries you received in an attack in a parking lot, garage, apartment complex or any other facility that should have been properly guarded but wasn’t, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. If you’ve been injured in Woodbridge, Elizabeth or Fanwood, contact premises liability lawyer Andrew Calcagno right away for aggressive legal representation. He will hold the negligent property owners or managers responsible for their mistakes,
NJ Premises Liability Lawyer Fights for Injured Clients in Union & Middlesex Counties
When property owners fail to properly secure their premises in Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth or anywhere else in Middlesex or Union counties, they put customers and tenants visitors at risk. By law, the owner of the property and/or the management company is responsible for keeping building and grounds – including parking lots and parking garages – safe for visitors. When they do not meet their legal security obligations, and someone gets injured, they can be held liable for negligent and inadequate security.
Andrew Calcagno is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured clients in Linden, Mountainside, New Providence and, Plainfield, especially when their injuries were caused by inadequate security. We know that many inadequate security claims are the result of the property manager or owner’s failure to maintain security systems. In fact, “inaction” is a huge premises liability; if a lifeguard fails to notice a drowning swimmer, a bouncer doesn’t toss out an unruly patron, or an owner doesn’t properly train or dismiss an employee who isn’t following security and safety protocols.
Some examples of inadequate security that may bring rise to a premises liability claim include:
- Failure to maintain or install working security cameras
- Lack of security guards (or failure of a guard to intervene during an assault or other illegal action
- Insufficient lighting that provides protection for criminals in garages, parking lots or any area of the property that requires lighting to be safe
- Broken locks wherever a lock is required to secure a building
- Failure to install or non-working alarms
- Hiring untrained or delinquent security personnel or other staff
- Failure to properly train and supervise staff
- Careless hiring of staff or security personnel
- Injuries that arise due to a security guard’s “enthusiastic” reaction to events
Mr. Calcagno will thoroughly investigate the incident that caused your injuries. He will review all accident reports and interview any and all witnesses. When you are injured in an accident caused by negligent security in Rahway, Roselle Park or Springfield, it’s critical that you collect as much information at the scene as you can. This includes taking photos, getting the names and contact information for witnesses, and making note of your surroundings including the existence of security cameras.
What NOT TO DO in a Premises Liability Accident
Owners and managers of parking lots, garages, malls, hotels/motels, restaurants, movie theaters, retail shopping centers, supermarkets, hospitals, apartment complexes, schools, stadiums, airports and any other public place are required, by law, to have security systems in place to protect visitors. Even when these systems fail, rest assured the property owner’s liability insurance carrier will be quick to be in touch with you.
DO NOT SPEAK WITH INSURNACE CARRIERS until you speak with personal injury lawyer Andrew Calcagno. Mr. Calcagno represents injured victims in Summit, Union, Watchung and Westfield. He will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. The insurance company wants to make your case go away for as little as possible. It’s not unusual for the insurance company to make a low-ball settlement offer figuring you will cash the check and the incident will be over. Don’t do it. We advise you allow an experienced NJ premises liability lawyer like Andrew Calcagno to go to work for you following an accident anywhere in North Jersey.
Damages may include coverage for medical treatment and related expenses including medication and rehab, lost income, pain and suffering, survivor benefits in the case of wrongful death. Further, if Mr. Calcagno is able to prove egregious neglect, meaning the negligent party knew about the safety and security failures but didn’t fix them, he will file for punitive damages, as well.
Contact a Skilled and Aggressive NJ Inadequate Security Lawyer Today for Free about Your Injuries
The owner of a building or other structure must maintain the property, warn people of any dangers and fix any security problems right away. Failure to properly secure a premises may result in severe injuries to someone injured to do that inadequate security. Andrew Calcagno has successfully represented countless clients injured in premises liability accidents because of poor lighting, lack of security personnel and more.
Mr. Calcagno’s will fully investigate what happened and fight to hold all negligent parties responsible for their mistakes. This includes not only the property owner or manager, but the manufacturer and supplier of malfunctioning equipment. If criminal behavior was involved, Mr. Calcagno will file assault charges on your behalf, as well. Contact him at his Cranford NJ office today to request your free consultation.