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New York Negligent Security Lawyers

Were you the victim of a crime on someone else’s property? You may have a negligent security claim against the property owner or lessee under New York’s premises liability law. If the property owner failed to protect you from preventable crime, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the harm you have suffered.

Goidel & Siegel Injury Lawyers have represented victims of negligent security and their families for more than 30 years. Our law office is prepared to fight on your behalf to hold the negligent property owner accountable.

Negligent Security Under New York Premises Liability Law

Negligent Security Under New York Premises Liability Law

Property owners in New York have a duty to protect visitors and guests from unsafe conditions. This includes crime that is preventable and predictable.
Under New York’s premises liability law, property owners and lessees can be held liable when someone is the victim of a crime on their property if they were negligent in providing safety and security.

Property owners are not responsible for all crimes on their property; only crimes that result from a lack of reasonable efforts to prevent crime. What is considered reasonable depends on:

  • The type of property
  • Crime in the area
  • Whether the crime could have been foreseen
  • What steps could have been taken to prevent it

Common examples of inadequate security, depending on the establishment, may include:

  • Not changing locks when a tenant moves out
  • Broken locks
  • Poor exterior lighting
  • Lack of security guards
  • Lack of security alarms
  • Lack of surveillance cameras
  • Windows that cannot be locked
  • Damaged fencing, doors, or windows that allow someone to gain entry
  • Poor security training or security procedures

Types of Negligent Security Cases We Handle

A negligent security case can involve almost any type of business or property. However, most negligent security claims involve:

Goidel & Siegel represent victims of gun violence, sexual assault, robbery, and assault in holding negligent property owners accountable.

Negligent security is an area of the law referring to a property owner’s failure to protect visitors and guests from foreseeable acts of criminal or violent behavior. Examples of negligent security include:

  • Broken locks allowing uninvited guests onto the property
  • Missing or inadequate lighting, giving criminals places to hide in the shadows
  • Lack of security cameras that could monitor the property and deter potential crimes
  • Lack of security guards at a location that merits them
  • Poorly trained security guards

If you have been attacked as a result of negligent security, contact the experienced New York negligent security lawyers at Goidel & Siegel today for a free consultation. The property owner, manager, or somebody else may be held responsible for your attack and owe you compensation for your injuries.

In order to prove negligence in New York, you (or your lawyer) have to prove that the person you’re suing (like the property owner or manager):

  • Owed you a duty of care (if you were a resident, guest, or customer, they had a duty to keep you safe on their property)
  • Breached that duty (failed to take reasonable care to keep you safe)
  • That breach caused damage (you were injured due to the person or company failing to keep you safe)
  • Injuries (or other damages) occurred as a result of the breach of duty

New York’s statute of limitations for negligent security cases is 3 years, meaning you have 3 years from the date of the incident to sue somebody for negligent security.

The sooner you contact professional New York Negligent Security Lawyers, the sooner you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact Goidel & Siegel today for a free consultation to discuss your negligent security case. We may be able to help you get money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, PTSD, and other expenses related to your attack.

Compensation for New York Negligent Security Victims

If you were injured due to somebody failing to keep you safe on their property, the experienced New York negligent security lawyers at Goidel & Siegel may be able to help you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages you have sustained as a result of your attack.

Every case is unique, so contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll determine whether you have a negligent security case. If we think we can get you money, you won’t pay us unless we win your case, so there’s no risk in talking to us.

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