Negligent Security

Long Island Premises Liability Lawyers

Crime affects all of us. But did you know that property owners have a legal obligation to keep visitors and residents safe with basic security like door locks, security alarms, or surveillance systems? When a lack of security or otherwise unsafe conditions lead to injury, it can potentially become a type of premises liability case. In New York, victims of negligent security have rights and may be eligible to seek monetary damages for financial losses and pain and suffering.

Negligent security is a liability issue that deals with civil compensation for crimes and violent acts. It is the basis by which a person injured by a third party tries to hold the owner or tenant of a property liable for an inflicted criminal injury. Whether you were assaulted in a nightclub or attacked outside an apartment complex, you may be legally entitled to compensation.

Types of Negligent Security Breaches

  • Lack of security cameras
  • Poorly trained security guards
  • Broken door locks or windows
  • Inadequate or poor lighting
  • Unsecured entry to buildings or other facilities
  • Failure to warn or notify of criminal activity

Who Might Be Liable for Negligent Security?

In New York, property owners, operators and managers can be held liable for the consequences of lax security. Examples of property owners that may be held accountable for negligent security include:

  • Retail stores
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Supermarkets
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels and motels
  • Nightclubs and bars

Our lawyers at Gruenberg Kelly Della are prepared to litigate and stand up for the rights of injury victims. We take the time to review your situation and form a comprehensive case that effectively demonstrates your right to compensation. Let us help you fight for maximum damages for your pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has suffered bodily injury caused by negligent security, we strongly encourage you to contact us today.

Are you the victim of a crime caused by negligent security? Find out the legal options available to you today! Contact our team of personal injury lawyers or request a free case evaluation today.