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Negligent Security in New York

armed police officer with back to cameraAttorneys at The Sanders Firm are well-versed in pursuing claims on behalf of the victims of negligent security in New York.  By law, all state property owners have a legal responsibility to keep visitors and residents safe through, at the very minimum, basic security.

By basic security, the law refers to working door locks, adequate lighting, secured entryways, and, if required, security alarms or surveillance systems. These requirements are designed to keep you safe – and to keep property owners responsible for the visitors who walk their premises.

When a lack of security cameras or broken door locks or otherwise unsafe conditions lead to injury, this is a form of premises liability. Victims of negligent security in New York have rights and may be eligible to seek monetary damages for their economic losses as well as their pain and suffering.

The Sanders Firm NY premises liability attorneys

New York premises liability lawyers at the Sanders Firm have been standing up for the rights of injured victims for more than 45 years. Whether the incident occurred in Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn or Long Island, we stand prepared to litigate your personal injury claim and help you attain maximum damages for your pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has suffered bodily injury and financial losses caused by negligent security, we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential case review to determine your rights for compensation.

Our aim is to recover fair compensation related to security breaches including:

  • Lack of security cameras and/or security guards
  • Poorly trained security personnel
  • Negligent hiring of security staff
  • Broken door locks or windows
  • Failure to warn or notify of recent criminal activity
  • Inadequate or poor lighting
  • Assault and battery
  • Insufficient, malfunctioning or poor surveillance
  • Unsecure entry to apartment complexes or other facilities

Whether you were assaulted in a nightclub, or were attacked outside an apartment complex, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. We believe that New York residents should not fall victim to negligent security crimes, but if you or a loved one was harmed, our firm has the legal expertise, financial resources and manpower to ensure the offending parties are held accountable for their actions or omissions.

Attacks and assaults caused by unsecure premises

In our four decades of practice as one of New York’s most trusted personal injury law firms, we have handled dozens of claims arising from negligent security.  The law stipulates that operators and owners of property have a responsibility to ensure that guests are not subjected to foreseeable crimes. When owners negligently fail to hire adequate security personnel, install alarms or take other preventative measures to keep visitors out of harm’s way, they can be held legally accountable in a court of law.

Some examples of property owners that may be held liable for negligent security:

  • Retail stores
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Nightclubs and bars
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels and motels

In New York, a premises liability lawsuit may be warranted if an attack or injury results from any number of scenarios traced back to negligent security. This especially holds true if muggings, shootings or any other kind of violent activity had taken place in our near the property where the incident occurred, and the owner failed to take steps to protect guests or alert them to possible dangers. As an example, if parking lot robberies were a frequent happening at a nightclub, then the owner has an obligation to put up better lighting, add more security guards, or take other proactive measures to protect its visitors against crime.

Liability for negligent security in New York

In New York, property owners, operators and managers can be held liable for the consequences of their lax security. Every year, victims of negligent security in New York and around the country are awarded millions in settlements and jury verdicts to compensate for their injuries. These damages generally cover medical expenses caused by their injuries, but also extend to lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other serious ramifications resulting from substandard security.

At Sanders, we understand the devastating nature of personal injury caused by another’s negligence. If you were harmed on someone else’s premises and you suspect that negligent security is to blame, it’s in your best interest to protect your legal rights and speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our personal injury attorneys boast the experience necessary to establish liability and attain full and fair compensation to help you on the road to recovery. In just the last five years, our practice has procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of clients.

We are veterans in New York liability law and understand the dire consequences that can ensue when property owners fail to fulfill basic safety precautions. Our law firm doesn’t believe you should suffer, financially or otherwise, due to the carelessness or indifference of others. That’s why we promise to work hard to secure the funds you need from negligent property owners, be they of apartment buildings, office complexes, shopping centers and malls, public buildings, schools, or parking garages.

Skilled NY attorneys with proven results

If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent security or a slip and fall accident in New York, call The Sanders Firm today. Our law offices are conveniently located throughout the city, with easy access from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island.

We’ll determine the merits of your claim and, together, will decide how to proceed. Contact us today for your complimentary case evaluation and get started on the path to justice. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752).


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