New York law requires property owners, managers, tenants, and others to take reasonable measures to provide security for all persons on a property. There are a wide variety of ways that injuries could result from negligent security, which could include:
- Failing to ensure that doors and windows are properly secured
- Ignoring prior criminal incidents or signs of unsafe conditions
- Improper maintenance or placement of surveillance cameras or other safety equipment
- Poor lighting
- Failing to hire security personnel to patrol the premises
- Hiring incompetent, unqualified, or untrained security personnel
If you were injured due to these negligent security measures or others in Manhattan, do not delay in reaching out to Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. You may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. To speak with a team member and learn more, call (212) 732-2929.
Legal Representation on a Contingency-Fee Basis
After being injured due to negligent security measures, you should not worry about how you will pay for lawyers who will fight for you. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates operates on a contingency-fee-basis.
This means that if we accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
Types of Compensable Injuries
If the evidence shows that you sustained injuries as the result of negligence of a property owner, property manager, tenant, security company, or others, New York law entitles you to demand fair and reasonable compensation for each and every type of physical, emotional, and financial damage you sustained. Some examples of physical, emotional, and financial injuries that can result from negligent security include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Rape or other sexual assault
- A sexually transmitted disease
- Facial trauma and disfigurement
- Lacerations, abrasions, and contusions
- Sprains and strains
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Unpaid medical or therapy bills
- Lost wages
Our firm is eager to learn about the unique circumstances of your case so that we can fight for you.
Examples of Recoverable Losses
After getting hurt, you may have incurred many different types of expenses. Many of these expenses, also known as “damages,” can be included in your personal injury case.
Your damages will be split into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Sometimes, claimants can receive something known as “punitive damages,” but this typically only happens in cases of egregious negligence. Per the American Bar Association (ABA), examples of recoverable damages in your negligent security case may include:
- Pain and suffering – past, future, and permanent
- Healthcare costs for all medical treatment and equipment
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
You may be entitled to seek other forms of compensation beyond these types of damages. Every case is unique.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
You may have lost a loved one as a result of negligent security practices. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one unexpectedly. We want to be a source of comfort and support during this challenging time.
Through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, we can help you recover the following damages, if applicable:
- Funeral bills
- Cremation/burial expenses
- Your loved one’s final healthcare expenses
- Costs associated with placing your loved one in hospice
- Damage to the marital relationship
- Loss of income
- Loss of guidance
- Pain and suffering before death
Because of New York’s statute of limitations, you have a restricted amount of time to seek compensation through a lawsuit. If you do not file your case before the state’s deadline expires, you may be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve, as the ABA notes. The team of lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is standing by to help you.
Considerations After Being Injured Due to Negligent Security Practices
With Dansker & Aspromonte Associates on your side, we can focus on the legal details of investigating your injuries, locating and preserving evidence, filing all claims on time, and building a strong claim so that you can focus on your own recovery. Until you hire a lawyer to protect you, follow this simple advice:
Call the Police and Report Your Incident
In many negligent security cases, having a police report or investigation of the facts of your incident can be very helpful in proving your case. If at all possible, call the police immediately after the incident and ask that they perform a complete investigation.
You may still have a strong claim without a police investigation but this information may result in a better outcome. Failing to call the police to report the incident may be used against you.
Obtain Immediate Medical Attention
Your claim for money damages will depend upon the evidence of your physical or emotional injuries. Medical records from EMS, hospitals, doctors, therapists, and other medical professionals which document your injuries are extremely important in proving your claim.
If you delay in obtaining treatment for your injuries, you may weaken the value of your case. Seek medical evaluation and treatment of your injuries as soon as possible.
Keep Off Social Media
Many people view social media as a way to convey important information to family and friends. Following the incident that harmed you, you may want to post about the event as a means of getting support.
We recommend against this. Statements or photographs that you post may be used against you.
Follow Through with Your Doctor’s Recommendations
Your health and well-being should be your top priority after being harmed due to negligent security practices. Your doctor’s advice is intended to help you get your life back on track.
If they say that you should take certain medications on a daily basis, you should do so. If you have follow-up appointments, you should keep them. The information you get from your doctor could not only provide you with evidence to build your case, but it could also prevent the other party from disputing the severity of your injuries.
The Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Are Here for You
We are eager to address the obstacles in your case because we do not back down from a challenge, even if that means taking your case to trial. A Manhattan negligent security lawyer can serve as your guide and protector of your legal rights. To begin exploring your options with a member of our staff, call us at (212) 732-2929.