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Can You Sue If You Were Injured by a Security Guard?


A property owner is responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for visitors to enter. This means they should maintain their property to keep it free from hazards, but they also have to ensure that criminals do not victimize visitors. So, property owners must take reasonable steps to safeguard visitors on their premises from violence, robbery, assault, and other crimes. A property owner may be able to accomplish this by hiring security guards.

If you were engaged by a security guard whose actions caused your physical injuries, you may be interested to know what your rights are and if you can take legal action. In New Jersey, our South Jersey and Philadelphia negligent security guard attorney at Monaco Law PC can review your case and discuss with you what possible options you have to recover financial compensation.

What to Do When a Security Guard Hurts You 

Security guards are commonly seen on many different premises, including nightclubs, sports arenas, shopping malls, casinos, schools, etc. Their job is to keep visitors safe from criminal activities that threaten them and to keep order. What they are not supposed to do is cause fights and be the source of physical harm to visitors.

Let’s suppose you are at your local bar enjoying some drinks with friends. One of your friends has had a little too much to drink and is getting rowdy. This may signal to the security guard that it is time for your friend to leave, and so they come over to escort your friend out.

Now, if the security guard sticks to their training and tries to have your friend leave the bar with as little hassle and physicality as possible if your friend has a bruise or a bump from the incident, they may not be able to take legal action for their harm. On the other hand, if the security guard is particularly aggressive with your friend, throws your friend out of the bar violently onto the ground, and starts beating on your friend, then this goes far beyond the duties of the security guard. Here, your friend may have a case to make against the bar owner for paying them damages due to the physical harm they sustained.

Employers are responsible for hiring competent employees who are properly trained for their jobs. If an employer is negligent with their hiring practices and doesn’t perform due diligence on a prospective employee or ensure that an employee is adequately trained, the mistakes made by the employee could result in employer liability.

Speak to a Pennsylvania and New Jersey Negligent Security Guard Injury Attorney Today 

Employer negligence concerning the security guards they hire could mean that you can take legal action to recover the damages you suffered while at the hands of a security guard on a business’s property. For more information, you are welcome to contact our South Jersey and Philadelphia negligent security guard injury lawyer at Monaco Law PC at (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our Pennsylvania office.

We are a New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury law firm serving Atlantic County, Bucks County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cheser County, Cumberland County, Delaware County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Ocean County, Philadelphia, Salem County, and all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.



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