A negligent security case arises when the victim of an assault or violent crime suffers harm due to a property owner not providing adequate security.
Getting a fair settlement for a negligent security claim can be tough. Fortunately, you can seek help from a lawyer, who can give you the guidance and representation you need when you’re hurt. Talk to a lawyer about how to handle your NYC premises liability claim and what damages you may be due for your injuries and other losses.
What Is Negligent Security?
Property owners must take reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment for anyone on their property. Property owners must take reasonable steps to minimize the risks of violent crimes. Examples of negligent security can include:
- Broken door locks
- Inadequate or broken lights
- Inadequate security systems
- Broken alarms
- Broken or missing security cameras
- Untrained or missing security guards
- Blocked emergency exits
- Broken fencing
- Inadequate warning signs
Negligent security can arise on residential or commercial properties such as:
- Shopping malls
- Grocery stores
- Parking garages or parking lots
- Apartment buildings
- Office buildings
- Government buildings
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Schools and universities
- Sporting events
- Concert venues and theatres
- Amusement parks
What Are Injuries Associated with Negligent Security?
Victims of a violent crime can hold a negligent property owner responsible for their injuries and damages. Unfortunately, those who have become a victim of a violent crime usually suffer debilitating injuries. Some of the injuries that a victim of a violent crime may incur can include:
- Bone fractures
- Head trauma such as a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Gunshot wounds
- Stab wounds
- Internal injuries
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost limbs
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful deaths
- Depression and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Social isolation
- Withdrawal from friends and family
Damages You May Be Eligible For
In a negligent security case, horrific injuries result from a robbery, rape, assault, battery, and even a mass shooting. If you can prove your claim successfully, you could potentially recover various types of compensation. Such damages can include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, financial losses due to theft or time off work, and medical bills.
Prove Your Negligent Security Case with a Lawyer
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, our NYC negligent security personal injury attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your attack and injury. We will analyze local crime statistics and reports of similar acts of violence in the area. We will determine what security precautions were in place—or should have been in place—to prevent this type of attack. We will hire security experts to help us prove your case.
If you or a loved one suffered harm in a negligent security case, contact the negligent security lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. The negligent security attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are skilled at handling negligent security cases. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be a Victim Twice.” If you are a victim of negligent security, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful. That’s “Our Fee Guarantee – No Fee Unless Successful.”