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New York City Negligent Security LawyerWere you or a loved one injured in New York City, NY, because someone else had inadequate security measures in place? If you were attacked, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. An experienced New York City negligent security lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to get the money you need.

Our legal team has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients, including assault victims. We’re ready to fight to get results for you.

Our lawyers in New York City, New York, offer a free consultation. Just call our New York City law firm at (212) 564-2800 to schedule yours today.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Negligent Security Claim in NYC

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help With a Negligent Security Claim in New York CityIt can be difficult to know where to turn for help after a physical attack. Police may not have located your attacker. Alternatively, the attacker may not have assets to cover your damages. Regardless, you could still be entitled to financial compensation from the owner of the property where you were attacked.

Property owners in the city have a legal duty to provide reasonable security. You deserve to feel safe while out shopping, dining, or attending a sports game. However, a business owner won’t want to step up and take responsibility if you were attacked on their property. You’ll have to prove they owe you compensation through a premises liability case.

Our experienced New York City premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for fair compensation. Our attorneys have been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Million-Dollar Advocates. We know how to hold a property owner responsible for their negligence.

Hiring our lawyers means you’ll have a team to:

Our New York City personal injury attorneys have over 25 years of experience. We’d be happy to put our experience and resources to work for you. Call to schedule your free initial consultation today.

Why is Negligent Security an Issue in New York, New York?

In June 2021, criminal activity in NYC rose 3.1% when compared with June 2020. The NYPD reported 165 shootings and 33 murders across the five boroughs–all in a single month. Law enforcement also reported 131 rapes and 2,055 assaults that same month.

Some reports indicate that violent criminal activity is declining after an extremely violent year in 2020. However, the risk of violence is much worse than it was before the pandemic.

What is My New York City Negligent Security Case Worth?

The consequences of a serious injury can be overwhelming. The money you recover by filing a personal injury claim can make a huge difference in your recovery. However, you must first understand how much your personal injury case is worth.

The best way to get a fair estimate of your case value is to speak with a premises liability attorney.

When your attorney reviews your case, the following factors will be important:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries
  • Your emotional and physical pain and trauma
  • Whether you’ll need ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation
  • The impact of the injury on your work, education, and daily life

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers our attorneys will carefully review the facts of your case during your free consultation. When you hire us, we’ll also consult with experts and specialists to strengthen your claim.

Who is Responsible for My Damages?

Anyone who shares responsibility for your injuries can be held liable for damages under New York City premises liability laws. You can sue your attacker for damages — regardless of whether they are facing criminal charges. However, a property owner who failed to install adequate security measures can also be responsible for reasonably foreseeable attacks on their property.

Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers will fight to hold every responsible party accountable, including:

  • Apartment landlords
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs and bars
  • Shopping malls
  • Retail stores
  • Sports complexes
  • Entertainment venues
  • Banks
  • Schools
  • Daycare centers
  • Nursing homes and hospitals
  • Parking garages
  • Government transportation authorities
  • Other business owners

Negligent security claims can be complex. Multiple parties may share responsibility under New York state pure contributory negligence laws. Alternatively, the property owner may try to blame you for failing to mitigate damages.

If you were injured due to inadequate security on someone else’s property, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. As soon you establish an attorneyclient relationship, our lawyers can begin investigating your claim to hold each and every at-fault party liable.

What Types of Damages Are Available in Negligent Security Cases?

Damages in New York injury cases are divided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages repay victims for out-of-pocket expenses related to an injury. Examples include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages cover your non-financial losses, which can be significant after an assault. You may be entitled to compensation for:

New York courts rarely award punitive damages, which punish a defendant for intentional acts or gross negligence. However, if you were assaulted or sexually assaulted, it’s possible that you could be entitled to punitive damages.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for the Injuries You’ve Suffered Because of Negligent Security

If you or a loved one were a victim, our New York City negligent security attorneys will fight to recover fair compensation for all of your injuries, including:

Are you ready to learn more about your legal options? You can call or contact us online to discuss your case today.

How Do I Establish Liability for Negligent Security in New York?

New York property owners are required to take reasonable steps to keep others safe. That includes installing adequate security to prevent reasonably foreseeable criminal activity.

Under New York City premises liability laws, businesses and other property owners can be held liable when others are hurt on their property–whether because of a slip and fall or criminal attack.

You may be entitled to damages for negligent security if you can prove:

  • The property owner owed you a legal duty of care (you were lawfully on the property)
  • The attack was reasonably foreseeable
  • The owner failed to install reasonable security (a breach of duty)
  • Proper security measures could have prevented your attack
  • You suffered injuries or damages

In other words, you’ll have to prove that the property owner’s actions were negligent.

What is Adequate Security?

A property owner’s duty to provide adequate security varies from case to case. The level of security considered “adequate” depends on a number of factors.

Important questions to ask when evaluating whether security was adequate include:

  • Was there a history of past criminal activity in the neighborhood?
  • Had violent crimes had occurred nearby in the past?
  • Were criminals likely to target the business (pawnshops, banks, etc.)?
  • Were the business patrons likely to display violent behavior (nightclubs, bars, etc.)?

A business owner is required to install security that is proportionate to the threat level. Security measures that might be deemed “adequate” include:

  • Hiring security guards
  • Installing flood lights in parking lots
  • Ensuring adequate lighting in dark corners and alleys
  • Training employees on steps to prevent violent activity
  • Installing metal detectors
  • Placing security cameras around the premises
  • Locking doors and gates
  • Installing fences around the property

The property owner’s duty is extremely fact-specific. However, if there is a reasonable way to keep you safe from foreseeable harm, the property owner should implement those measures.

How Long Do I Have to File a Negligent Security Lawsuit in NYC?

The New York statute of limitations imposes a three-year deadline in negligent security cases. You’ll have three years from the date of the attack to file a personal injury lawsuit. Once three years pass, you’ll lose your right to compensation.

You don’t have to wait until the last minute to speak with an attorney. Taking legal action sooner rather than later can increase your chances of recovering full compensation for your injuries.

We’re ready to get to work immediately. Contact our lawyers in New York City for a free case evaluation today.

Contact Our Premises Liability Law Firm in New York for a Free Consultation

Were you hurt because a property owner in NYC failed to install proper security? Call a New York City negligent security lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation today. We can help you fight to win the compensation you deserve.

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