When you visit an area, you trust that adequate security measures will protect you from harm. If a property’s security measures are insufficient or nonexistent, you could face a serious risk of harm, and if hurt, could have grounds for a personal injury case.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been serving the residents of New York City for over thirty years. Our team is dedicated to helping injured claimants secure financial recovery for their pain and suffering and other damages. Even if you are not sure whether you have a strong claim, our lawyers provide a free no-obligation consultation.
Examples of Negligent Security Practices You Can Include in a Claim
Negligent security practices can include a wide variety of actions and inactions. If a property owner did not implement reasonable measures to protect others from getting assaulted, robbed, or killed, they could be held liable for claimants’ damages.
Some examples of negligent security practices that could give rise to a personal injury case include:
Lack of Security Personnel
Bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues must be adequately staffed with security personnel. These workers are responsible for barring entrance to intoxicated guests, removing unsafe people from the premises, and calling law enforcement officials if an incident occurs.
Compromised Lock Systems
You may have been assaulted by an intruder who unlawfully entered the premises. This may have been the result of broken doors, locks, and windows. All property owners have a duty of care to regularly monitor and maintain their properties. Otherwise, they can be held financially accountable for their inactions.
Non-Functioning Alarm Systems or Security Cameras
Alarm systems and security cameras are meant to deter perpetrators from harming others. If it is obvious that an alarm system is not functioning properly or security cameras are not in place, this could encourage intruders with bad intentions.
The Failure to Address Prior Criminal Activity or other Dangerous Behavior
In some instances, a premises has a history of assaults or other dangerous activities. When a property owner, manager, or tenant fails to address these conditions or take reasonable measures to make the premises safer, they may be held to have acted negligently in subsequent cases of assault or physical harm.
There are many other examples of negligent security practices that we have not included on this list. If you have been the victim of assault or another dangerous encounter that resulted in serious physical or emotional injuries, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We Can Calculate the Cost of Your Recoverable Damages
While you recuperate from the incident that harmed you, you may be struggling with a variety of injury-related burdens. You may not be able to return to work as quickly as you would like. You could be dealing with physical impairments that threaten your ability to live independently. Many aspects of your injuries could be compensable.
If the evidence shows that your injuries were the result of negligence by an owner, property manager, tenant, business, security contractor, or others, New York Law entitles you to demand compensation for the damages you suffered. Your damages might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Your healthcare expenses
- Lost wages, bonuses, employee benefits, and tips
- Rehabilitative care
- Property damage costs
- Reduced future earning capacity
In the event of a death due to negligent security, loved ones may be entitled to recover additional damages in a wrongful death claim, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial/cremation costs
- Loss of spousal and parental guidance
- Loss of income
- Loss of household benefits
Under New York’s laws, there are deadlines that limit the time you have to bring a claim for negligent security. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may be forever prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can safeguard your right to financial recovery.
An Attorney Can Ensure You Have Strong Evidence to Back Up Your Claim for Compensation
Even if you are not sure whether you have a strong claim for compensation, call our lawyers for a free no-obligation consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can:
- Begin a careful and thorough investigation of the unique facts and circumstances of your assault
- Gather and preserve evidence before it is lost
- Build a strong claim for you so that you can focus on your own recovery
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for the rights of victims of negligent security since 1988. When you team up with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you can rest with the peace of mind that we are going to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We have recovered over $450 million for our clients, and we are determined to recover compensation for you, too.
We can help you by:
Investigating the Location of the Incident
Not all premises assault cases are the result of negligence. To build a strong case for compensation, the evidence must show that the property owner or other responsible party failed to act reasonably to prevent your attack.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we understand that the key to a strong claim is a careful investigation of your case which may involve:
- Performing site visits
- Obtaining video footage and photographs
- Conducting witness interviews
- Gathering police reports and police statistics
- Securing expert evaluations
- Many other actions to fight for the best chance at maximum compensation
For instance, if an intruder entered your apartment through a broken window, pictures of the defect could support your allegations. If you were hurt because you were assaulted by a drunk bar patron, security camera footage could demonstrate the nature of your attack. Obtaining all available evidence to support your case is what we do best.
Handling Negotiations on Your Behalf
Once our lawyers have performed a thorough review of your case and gathered all evidence to support that the other side was at fault for your injuries and we can evaluate the full extent of your injuries, we will work with you to begin negotiations with the at-fault parties to determine a fair and just settlement for your case.
Early resolution of your case with a quick settlement is generally not in your best interests until we have fully evaluated the true value of your claim. Be careful of efforts by the at-fault party to offer you a quick settlement immediately after your attack for this reason. If you have been approached by someone offering to settle your claim, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates first to discuss your rights.
Advising You as to What Your Next Steps Should Be
In the aftermath of suffering an injury, you may be unsure of what actions could help your case. You can start protecting your right to fair compensation by holding onto certain pieces of evidence. Property damage receipts, your medical bills, and emails between yourself and the insurer could build your case. Before you speak to an attorney, try to follow this advice after your attack:
- Call the police
- Request medical attention at the scene
- Follow all medical advice
- Do not post on social media about your attack or injuries
- Take pictures of the scene or have someone take photos before any changes can be made
- Obtain the names of any witnesses
The Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Are on Your Side
A New York negligent security lawyer is ready to start advocating for you and your family. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates operates on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you will not be required to pay us any money upfront for our legal services. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
To begin exploring your legal options at no cost to you, call today. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is ready to fight for you.