New York City Negligent Security Lawyers Representing Injury Victims For Over 20 Years
New York is a bustling metropolitan area that grows and expands on a daily basis. There are businesses, schools, and public facilities sprinkled throughout the state that number in the thousands.
People don’t often consider it, but when they visit a shopping mall, an office building, or any other location, there is a reasonable expectance of safety. People assume that proper measures have been taken for them to be safe and secure.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Inadequate security often leaves unsuspecting people vulnerable to vicious personal attacks and this is something our premises liability attorneys know well. When a business or property owner fails to provide adequate lighting, repair broken locks, or utilize security cameras and it leads to a third-party assault on their property, they may be held responsible under the New York Negligent Security Act.
If you have been the victim of an assault due to inadequate security, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC today. You may be due financial compensation, and someone else may be responsible for your medical bills. As one of the most prestigious law firms in the state, our firm has more than a century of experience representing victims of negligent security claims in New York.
They know how to maximize the value of your case and streamline the process so that your case gets prioritized in the legal system. If you have been the victim of an assault due to inadequate security, the last thing you need to worry about is legal matters. Let The Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC represent your best interests and handle all of your legal issues so that you can concentrate on healing.
What is negligent security?
Negligent security is basically a premises liability claim in which an injured party seeks compensation for their medical bills and suffering. When an individual is injured or attacked on a property due to the fact that proper security measures were not taken, the result may be a negligent security claim. Negligent security claims can occur in schools, office buildings, at ATMs and many other places where there is a reasonable expectance of safety.
Are negligent security claims limited to physical attacks?
No, they are not. While the vast majority of them used to be physical attacks, that is no longer the case. With all of the advances in technology, negligent security claims have been expanded to include victims of identity theft and internet crimes. The broad range of security, in this term, now includes your physical well-being as well as your private information.
What are some examples of inadequate security practices which may lead to claims?
Some of the most common inadequate security practices include insufficient lighting, broken locks, failure to hire security guards, failure to install or repair security cameras, schools and medical facilities failure to properly screen visitors, and a business staff’s lack of response to needs for assistance.
Inadequate security practices can even include the failure to warn of a potential hazard. The list goes on and on but these are the most common instances seen.
What type of damages can be awarded in an inadequate security claim?
Please keep in mind that each case is different and handled on an individual basis. The type and amount of damages awarded will greatly depend on the circumstances surrounding your case and the severity of your injuries. However, in many cases involving an attack due to negligent security, victims are awarded past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, and mental anguish.
Other awards may be made, and a victim may not necessarily receive every award listed here. As an experienced firm with dedicated lawyers, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, attempts to maximize the award amount in every case.
Which property owners may be held liable in a negligent security claim?
The way the law is applied can differ with extenuating circumstances, depending on injuries, location, and many other factors. However, New York law expressly mandates that all operators and owners of property have a responsibility to ensure the safety of guests and to safeguard them against all foreseeable crimes on the property.
Property owners that are most often held liable in negligent security claims include:
- Apartment Buildings
- Banks and Financial Institutions
- Malls and Shopping Centers
- Retail Stores
- Restaurants and Night Clubs
- Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stay Facilities
- Schools and Universities
- Hospitals and Nursing Homes
What if I have been injured?
If you have been injured in an assault or personal attack that you believe could have been prevented with adequate security, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. The dedicated attorneys at this firm are committed to your well-being and to representing your best interest.
If you have been the victim of an assault, the first thing to do is seek medical attention. The next thing is to seek legal counsel from The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. It is also critical that you do not give any statements or sign any paperwork before speaking to a lawyer.
Doing so could void your rights to financial compensation. Whether it is the company where you were injured or an insurance company, it is best not to speak to anyone without an attorney present. You will also want to refrain from posting about the incident on social media.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, it is helpful to have some early photos of the scene where the accident occurred. If you are able, snap a few pictures with your phone. Get contact information from any witnesses that may have been present or from the property owners themselves. The rest is up to the experienced team at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. We will diligently investigate every aspect of your case in order to maximize your claim.
Call a NY Negligent Security Law Firm Today
If you sustained a serious injury that could have been prevented with adequate security, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC is here for you.
You can reach us by phone at (877) 675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our consultation request form and we will get in touch with you quickly. Call us today.