If you are victimized, assaulted or robbed, it is up to our criminal justice system to punish the wrongdoers. But, it is up to you, as the victim of the crime, to seek compensation for your injuries. This is the case if you have suffered pain or injuries as a result of negligent security.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a criminal injury, our team at Dansker&Aspromonte can help you seek damages, via the civil courts, from the criminal and any third parties such as the owner of the premises where the crime occurred.
About Negligent Security in New York City
Sometimes, owners of the following properties can be negligent in providing adequate security measures:
- Parking garages
- Apartment buildings
Because of this, a person becomes the victim of crime and the owner can then be held responsible for damages the victim suffers.
Negligent security includes failure to:
- Carry out adequate background checks on employees on the premises
- Fix broken locks
- Provide proper, trained, and trustworthy security staff
- Provide adequate lighting
How liable a person is, is influenced by the history of criminal activity in the area. For example, if several robberies have taken place in a departmentstore in recent months, the owner of the department store needs to take certain measures to stop the crimes.
Our expert attorneys have ample experience dealing with premises liability cases for our clients in New York City. With a 95% trial success rate, we know how to fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
What Do Premises Liability Lawsuits Involve?
The most important aspect of any premises liability lawsuits is determining whether or not the owner was negligent in their obligations and responsibilities, either in warning visitors about hazardous conditions or eliminating those conditions completely. Typically, a property owner is determined to besomewhat at fault for injuries incurred. This means the victim receives a part of the damages as opposed to the full amount.
Our lawyers are experienced with premises liability in and around New York City. We serve wrongful death and personal injury victims across the state and will help you get compensation for your pain and suffering.
Types of Visitors Who May Fall Victim to Criminals
According to traditional premises liability, there are three types of visitors on property managed or owned by someone else. These include:
- Invitees – people who visit the premises for commercial or business reasons
- Licensees – people who visit for non-business purposes or seek permission from the owner to be on the premises
- Trespassers – people who are on the premises without the permission of the owner
The laws for invitees and licensees are similar, but the law varies slightly regarding illegal trespassers. However, an owner of a property can still be held liable in certain cases. Our lawyers will go through your case carefully to determine who is responsible for negligent security.
Determining Who is Liable for Negligent Security
According to United States law, the person who possesses the property is liable for injuries that are suffered on that property as a result of negligent and unsafe conditions. This includes inadequate security. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the owner is liable. Rather, possession is defined as controlling or occupying the property whether or not the owner is present when the incident takes place.
In some instances, responsibility for the safety or property and visitors can be legally delegated and property owners are responsible for looking after the sidewalks next to their property. Unsafe conditions from lack of care and maintenance, along with the failure to adequately warn visitors of such conditions, can render a property owner liable for injuries.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our personal injury lawyers in New York City have the required experience to win such complicated cases and will hold responsible parties legally accountable for negligence.
We currently serve the following areas:
- Staten Island
- New York City Metro
Dansker&Aspromonte’s expert team are well versed in premises liability laws in New York City and will help you determine if your injury was as a result of negligent security.
- We have already won hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation
- We have an almost 100% trial success rate
- We don’t charge you fees until we settle or win
Our team of experts are here to help. If you need advice or wish to bring a lawsuit against third parties for negligent security, get in touch with us today online or at 800-510-9695. Let out experience New York City security negligence attorneys fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.