New York Inadequate Security Lawyer
New York Inadequate Security Lawyer Serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx
Landlords, businesses and other property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent crimes from happening on their premises. They must protect customers, tenants, employees, visitors and others on the property from the reasonably foreseeable criminal acts of third parties.
If a New York property owner fails to provide adequate security, the door is open for innocent people to fall victim to crimes such as rape, sexual assault, armed robbery, assault and battery and even murder. Even though the property owner did not commit the crime, they could still be held liable for civil damages if it is shown that they did not meet their legal obligation to take reasonable measures to prevent criminal activity.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a crime due to lack of security measures, protect your rights by calling an experienced New York inadequate security lawyer at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., for a consultation. There is no obligation, so call today at 212-279-2000 or contact the firm through our online form.
About New York Inadequate Security Lawsuits
Businesses and property owners in New York have a duty to assess the potential for criminal activity on their premises, and then take reasonable steps to prevent it. The type of anti-crime measures that might be adequate for one location might not be enough for an area with a higher risk of a violent crime injury.
One of the factors that strongly suggest the need for enhanced protection is a history of violent crime either on the premises itself or in the area. High-traffic areas or places where crowds gather likely require protective security measures, but the same can be true of a place where potential victims might find themselves walking alone.
Examples of inadequate security include:
- Insufficient lighting
- Broken or missing locks
- No security guards or improperly trained security guards
- Lack of camera surveillance
- No alarms
- Improperly secured entrances and exits
- Failure to properly screen visitors or employees
- Failure to monitor security systems, surveillance systems or emergency phones
- No signs warning about known hazards
- Inadequate resources for crowd control and
- Failure to remove intoxicated or violent customers, patrons or guests.
Because violent crimes can happen virtually anywhere in New York City, it is possible for inadequate security to play a role in an incident at practically any type of facility. Some of the more common locations where lack of security liability arises include:
- Apartment buildings
- Parking garages and parking lots
- Bars, clubs and restaurants
- Stores and shopping centers
- Office buildings
- Theaters, arenas and sports stadiums
- Schools, universities and daycare centers
- ATM kiosks
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Parks and amusement parks and
- Airports, train stations, bus stations and other public transportation facilities.
If someone suffers a personal injury because a property owner or business operator failed to provide adequate security, the injured person or his or her survivors could have a premises liability case against the negligent property owner or business operator. It is crucial that you talk to a qualified New York Inadequate Security Lawyer as soon as possible after the incident so the lawyer can evaluate your case and determine if an investigation is warranted.
You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, psychological trauma, pain and suffering and more if it is shown that the property owner or business was negligent in failing to provide adequate security.
Were You the Victim of a Violent Crime Injury Caused by Lack of Security? Call Our Brooklyn Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love was the victim of criminal activity related to inadequate security, you need a strong voice to protect your rights. The NYC personal injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., are skilled at evaluating inadequate security claims and have a track record of getting results for their clients. Call our firm today at 212-279-2000 or use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case by an experienced New York Inadequate Security Lawyer.