You May Be Able To Recover Compensation From The Property Owner
If you have been harmed by criminal activity that was made possible by insufficient security on someone else’s property, Soloff & Zervanos can represent your claim for damage and loss compensation. We will help you pursue justice and the full and fair compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering, future costs and more. With offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and New York, we serve victims and families throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Soloff & Zervanos attorney Jeffrey P. Fritz is the former president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, a nationwide association of attorneys representing victims of assault, murder, inadequate security and other crimes. We work aggressively to maximize the compensation you deserve.
Who Can Be Held Accountable For Negligence?
Civil courts commonly award compensation to victims of violent crimes, but only an experienced lawyer can maximize your recovery for past, present and future damages and losses. If it can be proven that inadequate security measures contributed to the criminal activity, the property owner, as well as the corporation providing personnel or technology, can be held accountable for 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, please call us today at 215-732-2260 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
What Constitutes Inadequate Security?
Inadequate security can be defined in many ways, but it must be proven as a cause of your injuries for you to be able to recover compensation as a result. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, working to show cause and maximize your recovery.
There are several 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?
Injuries that occur in a variety of residences and businesses often happen, 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 Are Your Advocates
We have represented victims in lawsuits against perpetrators, businesses and institutions, including lawsuits against bars, nightclubs, retail stores, convenience stores, bowling alleys, parking lots, shopping centers, apartment buildings, hospitals, restaurants, schools, universities and day care centers.
While your case is ongoing within the civil justice system, we will fight to protect your privacy and dignity. We will also help you obtain resources for counseling, medical care and lost wages through insurance or other means.
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 & Zervanos, we believe that victims are not powerless. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can provide you with assertive, proactive representation so you can obtain justice and collect the damages you need to get the care and peace of mind you deserve.
Schedule A Free Consultation With One Of Our Attorneys
We will thoroughly review the details of your circumstances to determine whether you have a case, and we will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of your legal options. Please call us today at 215-732-2260.