When you leave the comfort of your own home, you deserve premises that are reasonably safe. Sadly, sometimes businesses, property owners, and others are negligent in protecting visitors, patrons, and guests. Negligent security can leave you with physical injuries, emotional trauma, lost property, and more.
If you think you may have been a victim, you might have legal options available. Injuries due to the negligence of a third party can result in a strong claim for compensation for you or your loved ones. Call to learn more about how Dansker & Aspromonte Associates and one of our Brooklyn negligent security lawyers can help you during this challenging time. Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
Potential Forms of Negligence You Can Sue For
Sometimes, businesses or public spaces are ill-equipped to protect visitors. This can lead to dangerous situations. Examples of negligence might include one or more of the following:
- Poorly trained security personnel
- Malfunctioning security cameras, locks, windows, doors, or fencing that may allow entrance to perpetrators with nefarious intentions
- Lack of appropriate number of fire escapes or exits
- Lack of smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and other emergency equipment
- Failure to provide adequate security personnel
- Guards or security workers falling asleep or failing to pay attention
- Improperly reacting to a potentially dangerous scenario or failing to report an incident to the appropriate authorities
There are a seemingly endless number of ways in which security can fail, and unfortunately, many accidents and injuries could have been prevented if proper precautions were taken with regard to security. In the U.S., for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 1.2 million individuals visit the emergency room every year for assaults, many of which are related to failed security measures.
If you think you may have been the victim of a preventable crime or accident, negligent security could have played a role. You may have legal options as a victim, and there are several ways you could be feeling the aftermath of your accident.
Injuries and Losses You Can Include in Your Claim
Injuries and loss can manifest themselves in several different ways following a negligent security incident. You could experience short-term repercussions, along with changes to your life that last weeks, months, or even years. It is common for victims to suffer in physical, emotional, and financial ways.
Security negligence can lead to violent altercations, as well as accidents that cause injury. This might include minor injuries such as bruises, cuts, or contusions, as well as more serious injuries such as sexual assaults or other physical attacks that could require medical care and even hospitalization. In tragic circumstances, a person could even lose their life due to security failures.
If you believe that negligent security caused any form of bodily harm to you or a loved one, you could have grounds to take legal action.
Being the victim of a security negligence incident can cause you to lose trust in others, as well as fear, anxiety, sleeplessness, or even depression. The trauma of an accident or incident can even cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some cases. It is not unusual for victims to require therapy or other forms of medical care following an assault, which can additionally lead to expensive medical bills.
Physical or emotional injuries stemming from negligent security can lead to large medical bills, lost wages, and other forms of out-of-pocket expenses. If your injuries were the result of negligence, you may be able to be reimbursed for all of your financial losses from the incident.
You may have many questions about what you can do next after an assault or other injury on someone else’s property. Our lawyers will conduct a careful investigation of the facts of your incident, gather and secure evidence and determine if you have a strong claim for compensation. If you are interested in learning more, a Brooklyn negligent security lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you explore your options and decide what is right for you.
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Call for a free consultation with a member of our team today. The sooner you call us the sooner we can begin to build a strong claim for you. Don’t delay since you have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action.
If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.