When you leave a store, use a facility at your apartment complex, or walk to your vehicle after a long day at school, you should be able to do so without having to worry about encountering violence. If a property owner or other responsible party in Staten Island failed to provide ample security to keep their property reasonably safe, a negligent security lawsuit may be brought against them for any incidents that occur on their property.
If you were injured by negligent security practices and need help understanding your legal rights, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is here to explain your rights to you. We will conduct a careful and thorough investigation of your incident. If we determine that your injuries could have been prevented if the property owner, management company, security service or other party failed to act reasonably leading to your injuries, you may be entitled to recover substantial compensation for past and future pain and suffering, medical bills, mental health counseling, and lost wages.
We Can Help You Fight to Recover Compensation
If you were hurt because of negligent security practices on another party’s property, our goal is to secure maximum financial recovery from the party whose negligence led to your injuries.
Besides any criminal claim that can be brought against your attacker by the District Attorney, our team of lawyers can bring a claim against those parties who had a legal duty to act reasonably to maintain safe premises such as the property owner, management company, security contractor or others.
With our legal team’s help, you may be entitled to the following types of damages following an assault or other traumatic incident:
- Pain and suffering for all physical or emotional injuries
- Healthcare expenses for physical of psychological treatment
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are deemed permanent
- Any other expenses or damages unique to your claim resulting from your injuries
Negligent Security Practices You Can Include in Your Claim
If you were robbed or assaulted on public or private property, you may have been hurt because of inadequate security measures. For example, the area where you were robbed or assaulted could have been:
- Poorly lit or inviting to criminals
- Improperly secured by malfunctioning locks
- Staffed by people who were not properly screened through background checks
- A place of frequent attacks or criminal activity
- Not properly supervised or patrolled
- Lacking security cameras
If any of the above-listed failures to secure a premises were factors that led to your assault, the property owner could be liable for your injuries and losses. Every case is unique and dependent upon the particular facts and circumstances of your incident.
Although property owners cannot prevent all crimes from occurring on their premises, they can implement certain measures to reduce the chances of incidents transpiring.
For example, a landlord might ensure their parking lot is always lit brightly, so criminals are less inclined to rob someone who is walking to their vehicle. The owner of an apartment complex might ensure their security gates are always working to deter unwelcome visitors from entering.
Unfortunately, not all property owners do this, which then leads to incidents occurring on their premises. If you were assaulted, robbed, or raped on public or private property, a Staten Island negligent security lawyer can investigate whether or not the owner of the property or other responsible party could be liable to pay you substantial compensation for your injuries.
How Do You Know if Negligent Security Practices Led to Your Injuries?
If you aren’t sure whether negligent security practices played a role in causing your incident to transpire, consider the following examples where faulty security measures led to violent incidents.
You Were Assaulted While Using an Amenity at Your Apartment Complex
Many apartment complexes have laundry rooms, gyms, and restrooms available for common use. These shared areas should be kept in a safe and well-maintained condition for residents, according to New York City Housing Preservation and Development.
If an apartment complex owner or operator fails to maintain or secure access to these areas (e.g., failing to repair a broken lock or access code) or neglects to replace light bulbs so that the area is well-lit when residents enter and leave, the owner or others could potentially be held liable for any incidents that occur.
You Were Robbed in a Parking Lot or at an ATM Due to Poor Lighting
Parking lots and ATMs are highly attractive to individuals who are looking to commit a crime and should, therefore, always be properly lit. Although lighting can’t always stop a criminal from taking advantage of someone else, if they know security cameras are watching and there is ample lighting that could help a bystander identify them, they may think twice about engaging in criminal behavior.
If you were robbed or assaulted in a parking lot due to poor lighting, we can review your case to determine what legal remedies are available for you to take. Contact a team member from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.
You Were Assaulted in a Public Restroom Due to Malfunctioning Locks
If you used a public restroom that didn’t have properly functioning locks and someone took advantage of you because of the lack of security, you may have a strong claim against the property owner or operator.
In the event you were assaulted in a public place where security measures were nonexistent or not functioning properly, a Staten Island negligent security lawyer can fight for you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
You Were Raped on a College Campus
Colleges offer classes in the early morning and in the evening. This means some students and staff must walk to their vehicles or to their dorm rooms at times when it is dark and there are limited people in the area.
Not only should the campus have adequate lighting during these times, but it should also consider having on-campus security guards monitoring the premises while students and staff are walking to and from their vehicles in the dark. Schools that neglect to provide their students and staff with reasonable security could be held liable for rape incidents that occur because of this.
Rape is a traumatic experience that can cause a person to suffer physically and psychologically. If you were raped on your school’s campus or someone else’s property, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates could advocate for you and defend your rights.
We Seek Justice for Rape and Assault Victims
Anyone can be a victim of assault, rape, or robbery, and you could pursue justice for yourself. A Staten Island negligent security lawyer can help you with legal guidance and advice after an incident has occurred.
Although it might be intimidating or scary to report someone for causing you harm, there are attorneys ready and available to protect your rights and help you take legal action so that those who played a role in causing the incident are held accountable for their actions or inactions.
Call Our Attorneys Today to Get Started
If you were harmed on public or private property in Staten Island due to negligent security and would like to receive a free case review that will determine if you have a valid case against a property owner, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. Our consultation is confidential. If we decide to work together, you pay us nothing upfront. You only pay attorney’s fees if your case is successful.
New York law limits the amount of time you have to take legal action. If you do not act in time, you may be unable to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today.