It’s not enough for property owners to maintain clear sidewalks and install handrails. They also have to protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes. You may have a premises liability claim if you were the victim of assault, battery, robbery, or another criminal act that could have been prevented with reasonable security measures.
A lack of proper security can take many forms. Some common examples of negligent security include:
- Poor lighting
- Lack of functioning security hardware
- Lack of alarm systems or security cameras
- Failure to warn visitors or residents of criminal activity in the area
- Inadequate or poorly trained security personnel
Why Sue The Property Owner?
There are several reasons to bring a negligent security claim against a careless property owner. The first being that it can be difficult to collect the compensation you deserve from the person who perpetrated the crime. It may be hard to locate them, and they may have little in the way of assets. Meanwhile, the property owner is more likely to have insurance, meaning that your damages can actually be recovered.
The second reason to bring a negligent security claim against a property owner is to prevent your incident from happening to anyone else. A lawsuit should force their hand and give them no other choice but to remedy the dangerous condition that made you vulnerable to a criminal act in the first place.
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Sometimes negligent security is obvious. Other times, you may be unsure if it played a role in causing your injuries and damages.
Experienced attorney Reid B. Wissner can investigate your situation and determine who is to blame. He will fight to hold the responsible parties accountable while pursuing the compensation you need to support your recovery. He has helped personal injury victims for over 30 years and is committed to giving you the personalized care and attention you deserve.
Call Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at 212-406-9288 today to discuss your case for free. We proudly serve clients from Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, New York City, and other areas of New York.