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Negligent Security Lawyer New York, NY

Negligent Security Lawyer New York, NY

Negligent Security Lawyer New York, NY

If you have been injured by a criminal who was trespassing, or passing through, another party’s property, you may benefit from scheduling a consultation with a New York, NY negligent security lawyer. Depending on the nature of the harm you have suffered and the specifics of your situation, you may be able to recover significant financial restitution.  

Common Negligent Security Scenarios

“Negligent security law” may describe a situation in which you are the victim of an assault, rape, robbery, shooting, or other violent act while on another party’s property. Related claims may feature situations such as a customer being followed to their car, removing money at an ATM, staying at a hotel, pumping gas, or walking through an apartment lobby and then being involved in an unprovoked attack. These are not the only situations in which negligent security law applies, but they are (very unfortunately) quite common.

By law, commercial establishments have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. When they fail to do so, and someone is harmed by another person on those unsafe premises, a victim may be able to recover monetary compensation. A negligent security lawyer in New York, NY can answer any questions you may have about this process.

Proving a Negligent Security Claim

In order to establish your right to monetary damages, you, or your negligence security lawyer New York, NY has to offer, must prove the following:

The property owner owed you a duty of care. Your lawyer will review various authorities to determine the duty of care that you were owed. For example, laws, regulations, legislation, policies, and community standards may be assessed. This will help to determine what duty you were owed. 

The duty was breached. You must should the alleged liable party fail to adhere to the duty that was owed to you. An example might be when an office building failed to have an electronic security system that monitored the parking lot. 

The breach of duty caused you harm. If you can demonstrate that there was a duty owed to you, and that duty was breached, you will then need to show that it was these two elements that caused or led to your injuries. 

As a negligent security lawyer in New York, NY might explain, an important aspect in these cases is whether the injuries or violent actions were foreseeable – within reason. For example, if there were several people attacked in a parking lot that did not have adequate security, the risk of future attacks may be considered foreseeable. At this point, the owners or managers of the property should have taken the necessary steps to prevent further attacks. This might include, installing cameras, hiring a security guard, making sure the lights work, and so forth. 

How Oddo & Babat Might Help You

Our negligent security lawyers in New York, NY will be ready to work aggressively to review, preserve, gather, and assess any potential evidence related to your case. Evidence may include:

  • Closed circuit video footage
  • Witness statements
  • Dash cam footage
  • Any previous criminal reports or incident reports
  • Any security equipment (i.e. locks or alarms)
  • Any lighting (or lack of)

We may also talk with industry experts about the crime rates in the area and whether the alleged liable party took the steps to prevent an unfortunate event from happening. Sadly, what our negligent security lawyer in New York, NY often finds is that the owners of a property know about the risks of crime, but choose to ignore it. 

Sometimes, a lawyer might seek an affidavit from police or residents to establish a pattern of criminal activity. If this is needed, our firm can take care of this so you can focus on your recovery. 

Damages that May Be Available

If you have a valid case, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Any past or future related medical expenses
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrong death 

Our experienced negligent security lawyers in New York, New York are ready to explore all options and sources of compensation, including insurance policy and assets. Rest assured, we will seek maximum damages. Call Oddo & Babat, today. 

Speaking with Negligent Security Lawyers

At Oddo & Babat, our negligent security lawyers have the necessary skill, experience, and resources to investigate these cases in full and pursue the liable parties for the harm they may have caused.

For years we have achieved justice for clients who were injured, or died, because of a failure to provide adequate security. We believe our experience is unequaled by other New York, NY negligent security law firms, and this has made us well known for our ability to pursue negligent security cases of all complexities, with confidence.

Both premise liability claims and negligent security claims have one thing in common and that is to provide a safe environment to the plaintiff. The difference in these cases can be found in the relationship between the parties involved. For instance, a defendant in either scenario might be a business owner, landlord, lanager, security company, vendor, or individual, who has a vested interest in overseeing and controlling the property.

A plaintiff could be anyone who was passing by, or visiting, the property, but was not trespassing. These people might include a customer, vendor, guest, tennant, or visitor. Bare in mind that trains, buses, planes, cruise ships, and other moving vehicles could also potentially be involved in negligent security claims.

In a general premises liability case, the defendant has a duty to keep its premises free from tripping hazards, faulty equipment, bad lighting, etc. that could lead to the injury of those visiting the premises. In a negligent security case, the defendant has a duty to keep its premises safe from those who would seek to harm visitors. Insufficient security measures such as the failure to provide cameras, fencing, lighting, automatic lock doors, or security guards could be a reason for the violent act to have taken place.

Our New York, NY negligent security lawyers are highly experienced. Please connect with us if you have been injured at any public venue, including:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Convenience stores
  • Parking lots
  • Gas stations
  • Night clubs or bars
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Hotels
  • Public housing
  • Robbery
  • Assault and/or battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Shooting
  • Homicide
  • Window security
  • Public event security

If you are the victim of a violent act and you believe it happened partially or totally because you were not be adequately protected while visiting property belonging to another person, please call a New York, NY negligent security lawyer today.

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