If you have been injured by a criminal who was trespassing, or passing through, another party’s property, you may benefit from scheduling a consultation with a Bronx, New York negligent security lawyer. Depending on the nature of the harm you have suffered and the specifics of your situation, you may be able to recover significant financial restitution.
Common Negligent Security Scenarios
“Negligent security law” may describe a situation in which you are the victim of an assault, rape, robbery, shooting, or other violent act while on another party’s property. Related claims may feature situations such as a customer being followed to their car, removing money at an ATM, staying at a hotel, pumping gas, or walking through an apartment lobby and then being involved in an unprovoked attack. These are not the only situations in which negligent security law applies, but they are (very unfortunately) quite common.
By law, commercial establishments have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. When they fail to do so, and someone is harmed by another person on those unsafe premises, a victim may be able to recover monetary compensation. A negligent security lawyer in Bronx, NY can answer any questions you may have about this process.
Speaking with Negligent Security Lawyers
At Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C., our negligent security lawyers have the necessary skill, experience, and resources to investigate these cases in full and pursue the liable parties for the harm they may have caused.
For years we have achieved justice for clients who were injured, or died, because of a failure to provide adequate security. We believe our experience is unequaled by other Bronx, NY negligent security law firms, and this has made us well known for our ability to pursue negligent security cases of all complexities, with confidence.
Both premise liability claims and negligent security claims have one thing in common and that is to provide a safe environment to the plaintiff. The difference in these cases can be found in the relationship between the parties involved. For instance, a defendant in either scenario might be a business owner, landlord, lanager, security company, vendor, or individual, who has a vested interest in overseeing and controlling the property.
A plaintiff could be anyone who was passing by, or visiting, the property, but was not trespassing. These people might include a customer, vendor, guest, tennant, or visitor. Bare in mind that trains, buses, planes, cruise ships, and other moving vehicles could also potentially be involved in negligent security claims.
In a general premises liability case, the defendant has a duty to keep its premises free from tripping hazards, faulty equipment, bad lighting, etc. that could lead to the injury of those visiting the premises. In a negligent security case, the defendant has a duty to keep its premises safe from those who would seek to harm visitors. Insufficient security measures such as the failure to provide cameras, fencing, lighting, automatic lock doors, or security guards could be a reason for the violent act to have taken place.
Our Bronx, NY negligent security lawyers are highly experienced. Please connect with us if you have been injured at any public venue, including:
- Apartment complexes
- Convenience stores
- Parking lots
- Gas stations
- Night clubs or bars
- Shopping malls
- Public housing
- Assault and/or battery
- Window security
- Public event security
If you are the victim of a violent act and you believe it happened partially or totally because you were not be adequately protected while visiting property belonging to another person, please call a Bronx, New York negligent security lawyer today.