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Injuries Arising out of Negligent Security – A Concise Guide

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 in Negligent Security

Personal injuries due to property owner’s negligence

In New York, commercial or residential property owners have the responsibility to provide safety and security to visitors and guests on the property. If you are injured or hurt on a third party property and if the injuries were because of the property owner’s negligence, then you may be eligible to seek compensation.

Negligent security can put the property owner behind bars

Negligent security can put the property owner behind bars in extreme cases. You should be compensated though if the property owner(s) is negligent.  

Failure to warn users of potential risks that exist in premises constitutes negligence. If you or your loved one was injured when you were on a third party’s premises contact our New York City negligent security attorneys to find out the legal options to seek a bigger compensation.

According to premises liability law, a person or owner of a property may be liable for compensation if he or she is found responsible for injuries of another person due to unsafe conditions on the property. If physical assaults, mugging and attacks could be foreseen and prevented by virtue of prior crime history in the vicinity of the property, then in the absence of such caution, the owner may be held responsible for any injuries to guests or users of the property.

Gathering evidence

An experienced New York City negligent security attorneys shall look for the following evidences:

  • Absence of fair and reasonable lighting of the premises that can help people to move without any distress.
  • Absence of security measures and devices such as locks, doors, windows, that could endanger the lives of people.
  • Absence of any security or surveillance services in spite of knowing that the premises could be attacked.

If the property owners have failed to establish the right security measures even when there is evidence of violent criminal activities in the locality, then the owner is said to be negligent and careless. Our experienced attorneys can determine through investigation whether the property owner was negligent in removing the hazards and/or cautioning the visitors.

Furthermore, the owners may be found to be at fault partially for all injuries of a visitor and this may reduce the compensation amount for the plaintiff. Hence, you need the right attorneys to fight your case.

Kinds of visitors

There could be commercial or business visitors (invitees) who may be invited to the premises by the owner. Some visitors may have the permission to be on the property as in the case of licensees. They are non-business visitors such as party attendees. Then there are strangers or trespassers who are on the premises without the owner’s consent.

Laws for those trespassers are different while for the legal visitors, the laws are quite similar. Your attorneys will be able to enlighten you more on premises liability claims and possible legal recourse.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. If you or your loved one has suffered a grievous personal injury in an attack on a third party’s property, please contact our New York City negligent security attorneys so that we can help you with your case. Call 212 697 9280! We are not paid until you are. Your case is as important to us as it is to you.

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