An owner or occupier of land has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances to maintain his or her premises in a reasonably safe condition. That duty includes taking minimal precautions to protect members of the public from reasonably foreseeable criminal acts of third parties. Especially in areas where crime is prevalent, property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for guests and their tenants. This means not only making sure that the inside of their property is free of known hazards, but also that proper precautions are taken to protect the outside. When a property owner fails to take the minimum appropriate action to secure their premises, they can be held responsible for the resulting injuries to the aggrieved party.
Examples of negligent security include:
- Broken locks or entrance ways
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate surveillance
- Negligent or improperly trained security personnel
- Malfunctioning security systems
- Lack of alarms or security cameras
Types of Personal Injury Caused by Negligence
As a result of a property owner’s failure to provide adequate security for their tenants and/or guests, the following types of personal injuries may result:
- Assault and battery
- Gunshot Injuries
- Rape Attacks
The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. takes a strong stance against negligent property owners who fail to maintain their premises and knowingly endanger their tenants, guests and/or patrons. If you have been the victim of a violent crime on another person’s property, you may be able to take legal action against the property owner. We encourage you to get in touch with a New York personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. to talk about your rights as a victim and what legal options are available to you.
Our experienced team of attorneys stands ready to fight for justice on behalf of negligent security victims in the New York area.
To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm, please call our office at (646) 504-7384 or email us at email@example.com.