Inadequate Security Attorney
If you have been harmed by criminal activity that was made possible by insufficient security on someone else's property, an inadequate security attorney with Soloff & Zervanos in Philadelphia, serving New Jersey and areas throughout Pennsylvania, can help you pursue the justice and damages you deserve. Soloff & Zervanos attorney Jeffrey P. Fritz is the former president (2010 & 2011) of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, a nationwide association of attorneys representing victims of assault, murder, inadequate security and other crimes.
It is common for civil courts to award compensation to victims of violent crimes against criminals and any responsible parties. If it can be proven that inadequate security measures contributed to the criminal activity, the corporation providing personnel or technology, as well as the property owner, can be held accountable for their negligence. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a crime of assault, battery, shooting, carjacking, rape, or murder because of insufficient security, an inadequate security attorney with our Philadelphia firm can help you collect damages. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What Constitutes Inadequate Security?
Assault, robbery, carjacking and murder in parking lots, office parks, apartment complexes, hospitals, motels, hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, bars, nightclubs and shopping centers are all situations in which inadequate security may have contributed to a personal injury or wrongful death. If you or a member of your family has been injured on someone else's premises, there are questions that can help determine whether inadequate security led to your injury:
- Were security cameras or alarms on the property and were they properly monitored?
- Was there sufficient lighting in the parking lots, walkways, and staircases?
- Was there sufficient security staff for residents and their visitors?
- Were there incidents of crime on or near the property in the past?
- Were tenants informed by their property manager of ongoing criminal activity?
- Were off-duty police hired to patrol the premises?
- Was the property adequately maintained (such as buildings, shrubbery, locks, metal detectors or other security equipment)?
- Was there sufficient access control to screen visitors on the property?
- Were there procedures in place for protecting against crime for visitors on the property?
All too often, injuries that occur in a variety of residences and businesses occur, in part, because of an easily avoidable security breach. When this happens, the property owner and other responsible parties may be held civilly liable for paying damages to the injured party to compensate for pain and suffering, medical costs and lost wages.
We Are Here to Help
We have represented victims in lawsuits against perpetrators and institutions who have failed to protect against assault, battery, murder and car jacking including lawsuits against bars, nightclubs, retail stores, convenience stores, bowling alleys, parking lots, shopping centers, apartment buildings, hospitals, restaurants, late night take out restaurants, schools, universities, day care centers. We emphasize the total representation of a crime victims' needs in the criminal justice system, civil justice system, and in obtaining resources for counseling, medical care and lost wages through insurance or other means. We fight to protect the privacy and dignity of victims through every step.
The ramifications of assault or injury that occurs as a result of inadequate security can be devastating. Recovery can involve costly and extensive treatment, both medical and psychological, as well as recouping lost wages. At Soloff and Zervanos, we believe that victims are not powerless. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can provide you with assertive, aggressive representation so you can obtain justice and collect the damages you need to achieve the health and peace of mind you deserve. If you have suffered assault or injury, and believe that inadequate security measures may be to blame, contact us today. An inadequate security attorney with our Philadelphia practice will schedule a free consultation in which we will thoroughly review the details of your circumstances to determine whether you have a case.