When To Sue for Negligent Security

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If you were assaulted or otherwise injured as a direct result of negligent security, in addition to bringing charges against the person who assaulted you, you can also sue the property owner who never bothered to upgrade their security. In New York City, there are many old buildings with inadequate lighting, no security guards, improperly functioning locks, and other potentially hazardous features.If you were injured as a result of negligent security or overly dim lighting, call us

If you were injured as a result of negligent security, call personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288 for a free consultation. We can help you hold the property owner responsible and get you the compensation you deserve.

What Is Negligent Security?

If a property owner knows about a potentially dangerous condition on their property and doesn't take any steps to remedy it, they may be held responsible when someone is inevitably injured as a result. Dangerous conditions can include:

  • Dark parking lots or hallways that raise the possibility of tripping and falling or being assaulted
  • Broken door locks that lead to robbery or assault
  • Lack of security personnel that leads to assault
  • A belligerent person at a club, bar, or other property whom the bouncers refused to throw out and who ended up injuring others

The key to a negligent security case is proving that the property owner could reasonably have foreseen that a condition on the property could lead to injury. For instance, if a property is in a high crime neighborhood where insufficient lighting provides perfect cover for an assault, this could reasonably be grounds for a negligent security case if the property owner knew the lights were too dim or out completely.

Even if there were no witnesses or security cameras, please contact us. We have won large settlements for victims who had no witnesses at the time of their injury.

Why Should You Sue Over Negligent Security?

If you were severely injured in an assault, of course you want to bring the perpetrator to justice. However, doing so won't pay your hospital bills. A negligent security case against a property owner can help you obtain damages such as:

  • Medical treatment and medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • At-home care, if needed

In addition to monetary compensation that can keep you from sinking into debt, a negligent security lawsuit also holds responsible careless landlords and property owners who otherwise might never make necessary changes to their property. Through holding them accountable, you are helping others who may otherwise suffer the same kind of injury in the future.

Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation

New York City is full of irresponsible property owners who won't fix their buildings because they place saving money over the safety of people living in or visiting their properties. If you are a victim of negligent security, please do not hesitate to contact the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. You do not owe a penny until we reach a successful outcome for your case.

We serve clients throughout New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

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