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Negligent Security

Our New York premises liability lawyers are committed to defending the rights of individuals who have suffered an unnecessary injury due to a property owner's carelessness. Throughout the City of New York, property owners of establishments such as offices, apartment buildings, restaurants, schools and bars have a duty of care to take certain security measures to ensure a safe environment for individuals who are visiting, live or work on their premises. When an owner fails to take adequate precautions to secure their property, they may be liable for any attacks that result from a lack of security.

As a result, individuals who have suffered an injury on a piece of property that is not adequately secured should contact a skilled New York premises liability lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP, we have witnessed firsthand the hardships that can be caused by a negligent property owner. As a result, we always pursue maximum compensation in court.

Was The Property Owner's Failure To Provide Adequate Security Grounds For A Lawsuit?

In order to have grounds for a negligent security lawsuit, all of the following must be true:

  • The property owner must have been able to reasonably foresee the potential for criminal conduct in the area. In negligent security cases, foreseeability is the traditional basis for liability. For instance, if a property owner operates a bar or restaurant in a high-crime area, they could reasonably foresee the potential for criminal activity to take place on or around the premises. As a result, the property owner would have a duty of care to their guests to provide adequate security to combat the threat of crime.
  • The victim's injury must have been caused directly by the lack of security. In other words, the injury could have been avoided had the property security measures been taken. If, however, it is unclear that additional security measures would have deterred the attack, the property owner may not be liable.
  • The victim must have sustained either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are any financial loss caused by the injury, such as lost wages, medical bills that are uncovered by insurance and damage to future earning potential. Victims may also be eligible to receive compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, permanent scarring or emotional trauma.

What Constitutes Negligence In Inadequate Security Lawsuits?

Negligence occurs when an individual or entity breaches a duty of care that the law requires for the protection of other individuals and their interests. In inadequate security cases, property owners have breached their duty of care when they fail to adequately secure their premises in areas where they should have been able to reasonably foresee the potential for criminal activity. Owners may have acted negligently if their premises are in high-crime areas and lack any of the following:

  • Security Guards
  • Security Cameras
  • Locks On Doors

Additionally, the following factors may constitute negligence:

  • Broken Security Cameras
  • Inadequate Security Personnel
  • Inadequate Lighting In Parking Lots

Property owners are also responsible for the actions of the security staff they hire. For instance, if a bouncer at a bar attacks and injures one of the establishment's guests, the owner may be liable for any damages that occur.

Our New York Premises Liability Lawyers Have a History of Success in Negligent Security Cases

Our firm successfully litigated many negligent security cases. We have a history of sustained success representing individuals who have been severely injured due to a property owner's lack of security. Our successful verdicts and settlements in these cases have yielded substantial compensation for victims of negligent security attacks.* We realize that an attack on private property can cause numerous financial hardships. As a result, our premises liability lawyers will do whatever they can to hold the responsible property owner accountable for their negligence.

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How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your New York Premises Liability Lawyers?

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to negligent security, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our New York premises liability lawyers, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

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