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Property owners across New York have an obligation to maintain reasonably safe premises for customers, guests, and other visitors. This obligation extends to include adequate security measures, based on the type of property, its location, and any history of criminal activity. A bank, for example, would have a greater duty of providing security for customers and employees than a typical office building or parking structure.
Examples of adequate security measures may include:
When security measures are not properly implemented, or security personnel are negligent in upholding their duty, this can have disastrous consequences. Negligent security can lead to rape, sexual assault, mugging, attacks, and other violent events that leave victims catastrophically injured.
If you were attacked on another’s property, whether residential or commercial, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner, property manager, or security company. Our New York City security negligence attorneys can review the circumstances surrounding your attack and injuries to determine who is to blame. Premises liability laws are in place to help injured parties and ensure hosts provide a certain level of care and security. Injured parties often need to receive medical treatment and compensation can help cover these costs and the time needed for recovery.
Quite often, individuals are unaware of the legal rights they have when they suffer injuries on other people’s property. This is particularly true in cases involving criminal activity that could have been prevented by proper security measures. Whether you were injured at a home, hospital, restaurant, or other location, you may be entitled to compensation as a result of your injuries.
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