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New Yorkers don’t often consider it, but when they visit a shopping mall, an office building, or any other public 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, they may be held responsible under the New York premises liability law.

If you have been the victim of an assault due to inadequate security, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC today. We can help you recover maximum financial compensation for your injuries. 

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 our top-rated attorneys represent your best interests and handle all of your legal issues so that you can concentrate on healing.

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What are some examples of inadequate security practices which may lead to claims?

There are countless numbers of inadequate security practices in New York, and some are more common than others. While many of them do not lead to claims, many of them do.

Some of the most common inadequate security practices that lead to claims include:

  • Insufficient lighting
  • Broken locks
  • Failure to hire security guards
  • Failure to install or repair security cameras
  • Failure of a school or medical facility to properly screen visitors
  • Failure to respond 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.

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 the owners of:

  • Supermarkets
  • 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

Contact us for help with your negligent security claim

If you have sustained a serious injury from negligent security on someone else’s property, the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC will fight fiercely for your rights and represent your best interests so that you can concentrate on recovering.

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