How Much of a Problem Is Negligent Security at Casinos in Atlantic City?

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:00pm by

Security officer standing near windowsPer New Jersey 101.5, a man in his 30s recently attacked and robbed an elderly woman in Atlantic City while she was getting off the elevator at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. Could this incident have been the result of negligent security?

How Do I Know If I Have Been the Victim of Negligent Security?

Negligent security falls under premises liability law. It is a type of civil lawsuit that addresses crimes that people are victims of while on another’s property due to a lack of adequate security. These crimes can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Battery
  • Rape

Whether security is adequate can often depend on what type of property is being secured. For instance, the kind of security measures that are adequate for a residential complex as opposed to a shopping mall can differ. Generally, adequate security includes all or a combination of the following:

  • Trained security patrols
  • Proper lighting
  • Security cameras
  • Locks

An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine your situation and tell you whether you have a valid negligent security claim. However, in general, to have grounds to file a negligent security lawsuit, a people need to be able to prove that they were lawfully on the property and that the owner’s failure to provide adequate warnings and/or security led to them being the victims of a crime.

Our personal injury law firm handles car accident cases and other injury claims in Atlantic City and throughout New Jersey for years.

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