A criminal attack can affect you physically and emotionally for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has been injured in an assault in New York City, it is important to understand your rights. If your injury was caused by inadequate or negligent security by a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation.
Having handled serious personal injury cases in the New York City area for more than 20 years, the law firm of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, brings a comprehensive knowledge of all types of injury cases and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Was The Assault Caused By Negligence?
In some cases, there is nothing a property owner could have done to prevent an assault. However, many attacks happen because of negligence on the part of the property owner. Examples of negligence include:
- Missing or malfunctioning security cameras
- Inadequate lighting
- Overgrown vegetation near entryways that provides criminals areas to hide
- Missing or inadequate door or window locks
- Security guard negligence
Owners of apartments, hotels, parking lots, stores and other commercial properties have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect guests, especially when they are aware of the risk of crime. This area of law is known as premises liability.
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Lawsuit For Inadequate/Negligent Security In New York
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