In New York, premises such as office buildings, apartment buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and bars owe a duty to provide reasonable security to those inside their property. The negligent security attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy understand the devastation that can be caused by an assault, and we have the experience to pursue justice when a property owner could have prevented the attack by providing proper security. By pursuing a claim for negligent security, assault victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
The law requires that property owners take certain security measures in order to ensure safe environment for individuals who live, work, or visit their premises. Examples of inadequate security practices that may be grounds for a negligent security lawsuit include the following:
- Failure to hire security guards
- Failure to provide adequate lighting in parking lots
- Failure to install security cameras
- Failure to repair broken locks or windows
Contact the negligent security lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy to receive a Free Consultation today.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, we have successfully litigated numerous negligent security cases and recovered many millions of dollars for clients who were seriously injured because of negligent security. You have a right to be protected, and a right to recover compensation when you are not properly protected. The physical, mental and emotional results of an attack can be disastrous for the victim and his or her family. The attorneys at our firm have the knowledge and skill to navigate the complex area of negligent security law.
The law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy has a long-standing and successful history in making sure juries and insurance companies understand how an attack or assault can impact a person's life. We have recovered several successful settlements on behalf of our clients in negligent security cases. Our negligent security experience includes a few recent cases in which our clients were attacked in New York area hospitals, a place where people are particularly vulnerable. One client was attacked and stabbed by an unknown assailant while inside an elevator of a large metropolitan hospital that was open to the public. Our firm negotiated a $1,500,000 settlement against the hospital. Another client was a sexual assault victim who was attacked by a fellow patient in a mental health facility. This case was resolved against the local hospital for $1,400,000.
For more information about these cases and a complete list of the successful results our attorneys have obtained, please visit our Verdicts & Settlements page.
If you are the victim of an assault or attack that you believe may have been the result of negligent security, you should contact the experienced attorneys at the law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy today. We offer a Free Consultation so you can have the opportunity to discuss your potential negligent security lawsuit with us at no cost.
Contact us today: 212.736.5300