New York City Negligent Security Lawyer
Some neighborhoods in NYC have some issues with crime and violence. Property owners in those areas have to take certain precautions to keep guests and visitors safe from nearby dangers. However, when an owner implements inadequate safety measures, innocent people like you can get hurt. When that happens, you might be able to hold the owner at least partly responsible for your injuries.
Contact the NYC negligent security lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you understand your rights and determine the best strategies for recovering compensation from a negligent property owner. We always have someone standing by to take your call, so reach out to us to get started now.
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Why Should I Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. For Help With My Negligent Security Case?
Property owners won’t want to take responsibility for your injuries if you’ve been assaulted or attacked. But, if you got hurt because they didn’t have the necessary security measures in place, they have to be held accountable. Hiring an attorney to represent you and handle your case can significantly increase the odds of financial recovery.
Don’t just call any law firm in NYC. You deserve to work with attorneys who have experience and success handling negligent security cases. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve been representing clients in negligent security matters since 1977.
Together, our attorneys have 200 years of experience. We know what has to be done to get the results you deserve. That’s how we’ve been able to recover $1 Billion for our clients. When you call us for help, we’ll put our skills, history of success, and determination to work for you.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our NYC personal injury attorneys will:
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding your attack and injury
- Analyze local crime statistics and reports of similar acts of violence in the area
- Determine what security precautions were in place to stop this type of attack
- Determine what security precautions should have been in place
- Limit claims that you assumed the risk or contributed to your own injury
- Bring in experts to help us determine what your case is worth, and
- Stand up to property owners and their insurance companies on your behalf.
We want to help you recover compensation as quickly as possible after you get hurt. So, we’ll work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement offer that’s fair and reasonable. However, we will not let insurance companies push you around. Our award-winning NYC trial lawyers will not hesitate to take your case to a jury.
It’s important to act quickly after you get hurt in NYC, so call our law offices to schedule a time to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation, so contact us now.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security – a type of premises liability case – involves injuries that are a result of inadequate security measures. When you visit a business or establishment in NYC, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. In order to make that happen, property and business owners have to have certain measures in place to protect you. This not only involves making sure the premises are physically safe, but also possibly taking steps to protect the public from reasonably foreseeable criminal acts of third persons.
In other words, an owner can be held liable for injuries if they failed to provide security measures to protect against reasonably foreseeable harm. For example, let’s say Jack owns an office building in a part of the city that has been plagued with crime in recent years. There are a lot of sexual assaults and robberies are fairly common. In order to protect his patrons and visitors, Jack has to take steps to keep his building safe. If he ignores the problem and someone is attacked on his premises, he could be on the hook for damages.
How Do I Know If I Have a Negligent Security Case?
Just because you’ve been attacked doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically be able to hold a property owner or business responsible for your injuries. You’ll have to establish:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care
- You were the victim of criminal or violent behavior that was reasonably foreseeable, and
- The property owner didn’t have adequate security measures in place to protect you.
What are proper security measures? It really depends. Things like the neighborhood, crime rates, the type of criminal activity, and the type of establishment involved.
You might have grounds for a lawsuit if the establishment where you were attacked didn’t have some or all fo the following:
- Security cameras
- Adequate lighting in parking lots and alleys
- Door locks
- Properly trained staff, and/or
- Security guards.
Again, every case will be different. A business won’t automatically be pegged as being negligent just because it doesn’t have security guards. However, something as simple as failing to fix broken door locks could lead to liability. It all depends on the specific details of each individual case. So, it’s really important to speak with an attorney who has handled negligent security cases in the past.
We Handle All Negligent Security Cases in New York City
An assault or physical attack can inflict severe, debilitating injuries. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our NYC negligent security lawyers will help you fight to recover compensation for all of those injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Lost limbs
- Neck and back injury
- Soft tissue damage, including bruising and contusions
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Don’t let your injuries stand between you and the money you deserve. If you can’t make it to our NYC law office for a free consultation, our team can come to you. Call our law firm to arrange a time to discuss your case wherever it is convenient for you. Hospital and home visits are available.
Can I Sue My Attacker?
Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit directly against the person who attacked or assaulted you. In New York, you can seek compensation from anyone who causes or contributes to your injuries. So, in addition to filing a lawsuit against a property owner for negligent security, you can also sue the perpetrator. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll work hard to identify all potentially liable parties. When we name multiple defendants, we can increase the likelihood of recovering maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Damages Can I Recover Through a New York City Negligent Security Lawsuit?
An unexpected attack can leave you with more than just expensive medical bills. Your attack can traumatize you and affect your ability to work or enjoy your life. Don’t let the parties who caused or contributed to your injuries off the hook. Demand to be compensated for all of your present and future damages, including:
- Medical treatment and care
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Our team will work closely with experts from across the tri-state area as we build your case. Medical professionals, mental health experts, and vocational authorities can provide important insight into your injuries and the trauma you’ve endured. With their help, we’ll be better prepared to demand maximum compensation for you.
Statute of Limitations for Negligent Security Claims in New York
It might take a while to recover from your attack. However, you won’t have a while to file a lawsuit against a negligent business or property owner. In New York, there’s a three-year statute of limitations on negligent security lawsuits. The clock will begin to run the moment you discover that you’ve been injured. If you hesitate and miss the deadline, you’ll get no money, at all.
There are times when you could potentially have more or less time to assert your rights. So, it’s critical to reach out to an experienced NYC negligent security attorney as soon as you can. The legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can begin to work on your personal injury case as soon as you call.
Let Our New York City Negligent Security Lawyers Help You
If you’ve been attacked or assaulted in New York City due to inadequate security, do not hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. Our skilled personal injury lawyers will aggressively pursue all available compensation on your behalf. We’ll handle your legal case so that you can focus on getting better and moving forward. Just give us a call to schedule your free case assessment today and learn more.