In most negligent security cases, liability rests with commercial property and business owners, who are required to exercise a certain standard of care when inviting visitors to their premises. Common defendants in inadequate security cases can range from companies that own or lease hotels, shopping malls, apartments or offices to businesses that run concert venues, bars or convenience stores. In certain instances, the vendor or contractor who was required to install, maintain or monitor the security equipment or the security company which provided surveillance to the location can also be held accountable.
Nursing homes, mental health facilities, hospitals and rehab centers can also be held liable for an assault resulting from negligent security, as these medical facilities have a responsibility to protect patients in their care. Similarly, pre-schools and daycare centers have a duty to closely monitor children in their care and can be held liable for any abduction, molestation or other harm resulting from inadequate security.
If you or a loved one was assaulted or attacked at a public establishment, you may be able to file a negligent security lawsuit against the business or property owner. To find out if you have a case, complete the FREE case review form on this page to speak with a negligent security attorney in New York.
Negligent security lawsuits in New York are commonly filed after a guest, tenant, customer, patient or worker is harmed due to a mugging, abduction, rape, assault or other crime. These crimes typically take place at the following establishments:
- Apartment buildings
- Nursing homes
- Cruise ships
- Bars or nightclubs
- Banks or ATM locations
- Shopping centers
- Convenience stores
If a victim is injured due to violence at any of these locations or another public establishment, an immediate investigation should be launched to determine whether proper security measures were in place. The New York inadequate security attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are equipped to handle this type of investigation and determine whether inadequate lighting, faulty locks or lack of security cameras led to your injuries. We have handled several negligent security cases in New York, including one lawsuit against a hospital which resulted in a $1.5 million inadequate security settlement for the victim. To find out if you can file a negligent security lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries, click the link below to complete our FREE, no-obligation case evaluation form.