New Jersey Negligent Security Lawyer
Call the attorney dedicated to making a difference
If you were the victim of an assault on another’s property, you want justice. The police can help you pursue a criminal case. But you may also be able to recover financial compensation if the owner of the property failed to keep the premises safe. An experienced negligent security attorney can guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights.
Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. understands the impact that injuries from an assault can have on victims. Recovering financial compensation is complicated. Attorney Leigh fights for the injured in Millburn and throughout Essex and Union counties to help them get the results they need and deserve.
What is a negligent security claim?
Premises liability simply means that owners can be held responsible if someone is hurt on their property as a result of negligence. This may apply to a physical assault that occurs at a bar or restaurant, supermarket or warehouse store, apartment complex, hotel or motel, shopping mall, stadium, or parking lot.
The owners of these properties have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to keep them safe. The type of security they use depends on different factors. But reasonable security measures could include lighting, fencing, the use of entry points, security guards, attendants, or surveillance cameras.
Negligent security cases can be hotly contested
But property owners often deny responsibility after an assault and don’t admit to doing anything wrong. They may point out the measures they did take to protect people on their property, while failing to mention the measures they didn’t take that led to the assault. They have lawyers ready to fight for their best interests.
Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. Their main goal is to pay you as little as they possibly can. They may try to deny any liability or at least limit your compensation. There are several tactics they use. One is to try to minimize your injuries. Another is to put some of the blame for what happened on you.
The adjuster may even offer you a settlement. That doesn’t sound like a bad thing, but it will be a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering the damages you have suffered.
That’s why you need an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for you. Attorney Leigh puts in the hard work needed to build strong cases.
We build strong negligent security cases that get results
Our firm investigates what happened to you to get the facts. We gather evidence, including any evidence belonging to the property owner, such as security camera footage and maintenance records. We identify and interview witnesses, and carefully review police reports and other documentation. If needed, we consult security experts and other specialists.
Attorney Leigh knows all of the tactics insurance companies use and what it takes to successfully fight back against them. He used to represent the insurance companies. He understands how they approach claims like this and the kind of case it takes to get their attention.
An assault can affect you in many ways. There are the physical injuries that require medical treatment. There is the emotional trauma. You may have missed time from work because of the assault, resulting in a loss of income.
A lawyer who makes a difference for victims of assault
Attorney Leigh is dedicated to making a difference by helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
He will deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf and keep you informed of the progress of your case. If you ever have any questions or concerns, all you have to do is call – our clients get attorney Leigh’s cell phone number.
You may wonder if you can afford a lawyer. The answer is yes. If we do represent you in your premises liability case, there are no upfront fees or other charges that you need to pay. We cover all of the costs to move your case forward. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
Schedule your free consultation today
We understand that you have questions and you may not even be sure if you have a case. But we think it’s important for you to at least understand your rights and your legal options for recovering compensation. That’s why we offer a free consultation.
Attorney Leigh can review the details of your assault and answer your questions. There’s no cost and no obligation. We simply want you to have the information you need to decide what happens next.
If you were assaulted in Millburn or anywhere in Essex and Union counties, learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a negligent security lawyer. You can come to our office in Millburn, or we can come to you.