According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR), in 2005, there were an estimated 1,390,695 violent crimes reported nationwide. These statistics represented an increase of 2.3% in violent crimes over the previous year. Of these, in New Jersey, the number of violent crimes reported in 2005 were as follows: aggravated assaults 16,879; robberies, 13, 215; forcible rapes 1208; and murders and non negligent manslaughter 417.
When victims are injured or killed as a result of these violent attacks and these attacks should have been prevented by the entity responsible for supervision of the premises where the attack occurred then this is considered in New Jersey to be a negligent security or premises liability case. This area of law applies to owners of businesses such as hotels, malls, casinos, bars, supermarkets, as well as homes, apartments and other buildings, and public areas such as parking lots.
Often times it is during or after the police and prosecutors office investigates and prosecutes the attackers or Defendants that a civil suit against the culpable business entity, landlord or responsible party is brought in the courts. Liability arises when crime victims suffer injuries from violent attacks, sexual assaults, or robberies due to poor lighting, inadequate surveillance or security.
With over a decade of service in New Jersey, we have successfully brought civil litigation against individuals and business establishments on behalf of seriously injured victims of violent attacks. Mr. Grossman has jury trial experience against bars and other establishments for failure to provide proper supervision and safety. Mr. Grossman has held bar employees and their employers’ responsible for damages during jury trial. As a Grossman Law Firm, LLC personal injury client, you will receive personal, compassionate and aggressive representation backed by jury trial experience and knowledge of how to take on the state’s most powerful insurance carriers. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual and never treated as another file.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a violent attack that occurred in a place where measures should have been taken that would likely have prevented the attack from happening and failed to do so please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383. We represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case.