Ask an Attorney: Who is Liable for Inadequate Security?

Inadequate security falls under the category of premises liability. The property owner a home or any business, including rental property, subways, motels, hotels, apartments, clubs, and shopping centers is responsible for the safety of any persons on the property and any events that occur on the property. The top-rated NY premises liability lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP will provide you with quality legal information and advice.

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What Are Examples of Negligent Security?

When a property owner knowingly provides inadequate security he or she is putting many people at risk, including employees, customers, and any other visitors on the property. Some examples of the repercussions of negligent security are:

  • Stabbing
  • Sexual assault
  • Death
  • Any other preventable accident or injury

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How is Owner Negligence and Liability in New York Proved?

Property owners are required to provide their buildings with proper lighting, safe locks, and other necessary and reasonable safety features. When a property owner fails to provide a safe environment they may be held accountable for the crimes that are committed on that property. We have handled many types of premises liability cases, including those of victims who have been seriously injured as the result of the business owners negligence in the area of security.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a lack security, contact the NY premises liability attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP.

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