If you suffered injuries because of absent, inadequate, or faulty security on a property in New York, you might be able to hold the owner or occupier of that property responsible for the injuries and other losses you endured. Under New York law, property owners have a duty to keep guests and visitors to their property safe. This duty includes providing security measures when necessary.
If your injuries occurred because of a lack of adequate security or another issue, a New York negligent security lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, could help you pursue a case. Call (800) 959-1444 today to speak with a member of our team about what happened to cause your injuries. Initial case consultations are always free.
Defining Negligent Security in New York
According to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), case law established the responsibility of a property owner to keep those who visit their property safe. The bar association explained how court decisions determined that a landowner has a “duty of reasonable care” to maintain a safe property for others who visit, regardless of their “status.” The type of property, how often it has customers and guests, and other factors related to foreseeability determine what “reasonable care” might look like in each case.
Issues defined as negligent security could include:
- Inadequate lighting.
- Inadequate surveillance.
- Failure to prevent assaults in dark, unsecured, or unsupervised areas such as stairwells or parking lots.
- Untrained or inexperienced security personnel.
- Failing to hire or retain enough guards.
Injuries that proper security could have prevented can happen almost anywhere that lack sufficient security measures. Prime locations include:
- Parking lots or garages
- Hotels and motels
- Clubs, restaurants, and bars
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Stores and malls
- Sports stadiums
- Concert venues
If you suffer an injury and believe you might have a negligent security case in New York, reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC to learn more about how we might be able to help you navigate the insurance claims process or take your case to court. Our team offers complimentary consultations for injury victims and handles these cases on a contingency basis.
For a free legal consultation with a negligent security lawyer serving New York, call (800)-896-1221
How the Premises Liability Team from Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help
A New York negligent security lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help you build a case to hold the property owner or occupier responsible for the injuries you suffered. We could recover an award to help pay your bills and stay on steady financial ground while you heal from your injuries.
When a property owner fails to provide adequate security, and this failure results in injuries, you should not have to pay for your care and suffer additional financial damages. The property owner failed in their duty to protect you and should pay for your medical treatment and other damages, not your family.
We do not shy away from difficult cases. We work on even the toughest cases if we feel confident it has merit. In addition, you will never pay anything upfront for our services. We only get paid if you recover an award through a settlement or judgment.
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Losses Recoverable in a New York Negligent Security Case
When we take on a negligent security case at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we take the following steps to prove liability:
- Establishing the duty of the property owner.
- Showing the foreseeable nature of the accident.
- Demonstrating the hazards that contributed to our client’s injuries.
- Determining the fair value of our client’s losses.
By understanding how much a client’s case is worth and what a just settlement or award might look like, we do not leave thousands of dollars unclaimed, ensuring that our clients can pay their related bills. Some of the recoverable losses in this type of case could include:
- Current and future medical care related to the incident.
- Ongoing care as necessary for severe injuries.
- Lost wages and benefits.
- Reduced ability to earn a living.
- Property damages.
- Other accident-related expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other intangible losses.
- Wrongful death.
Statute of Limitations on Premises Liability Lawsuits in New York
New York State, like other states, has deadlines in place for injury victims. If they do not file lawsuits against the parties responsible for their injuries before the deadline, the court may not allow them to pursue a claim later. This would result in losing the right to file suit and take their case to court. In general, CPLR § 214(5) gives personal injury accident victims three years to file a lawsuit.
If your loved one passed away as a result of negligent security, you only have two years to take legal action per EPTL § 5-4.1.
You do not want to lose the right to hold the property owner responsible for their recklessness or negligence when it came to providing adequate security for their business or property. Act quickly to prevent this from happening.
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If you suffered injuries because of negligent security while visiting a business, a New York negligent security lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to help build a case and navigate the process to recover compensation. Filing an insurance claim or lawsuit could be the best way to hold the property owner or occupier accountable.
Our team offers free case reviews and consultations for injury victims and their families. We can help you understand if your injuries occurred because of negligent security or another principle of premises liability, and if you have a case against the property owner or another liable party.
Call (800) 959-1444 today to get started. You can discuss your injuries and what caused them for free with a member of our team.