When you hire a security guard you are entrusting him or her with something that of utmost importance: your physical safety. Security guards act to protect us from the violent and lawless acts of others. If you have been injured in a situation where the security guard failed to adequately perform his or her job you may be entitled to recover damages to compensate you for your injury.
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Security guard companies are supposed to conduct adequate screening of their employees. If a security guard acted negligently—and there are indications of this negligence that the parent company should have discovered in a pre-employment screening—you may be able to recover from the company due to its negligent hiring practices.
Additionally, a security guard should be provided with the proper training to competently perform his or her job. If that training was never provided or was provided in an inadequate manner, you may have a cause of action against the security company.
A third area in which a security company may fail is in the equipping of its security guards. A security guard needs certain equipment in order to adequately perform his or her job. If your injury occurred because of faulty or missing equipment you may be able to recover.
Contact an NYC Premises Accidents Lawyer today to discuss your situation. We may be able to help you recover for your injuries.