If you’re injured because a property owner in New York was negligent, that property owner may be held liable for your injuries, but you’ll need to speak first with a New York City premises liability attorney at the Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices.
Business owners, landlords, and all other property owners are legally obligated to ensure that their properties are reasonably safe and secure for tenants, employees, visitors, and anyone conducting business there.
In fact, businesses advertise security. Retailers advertise well-lighted parking. Condominium communities promote their security in their sales brochures, and everyone feels safer at sports events and concerts when they know security personnel are at work.
Security cameras are now so common that we see them almost everywhere. Some may say that security cameras are ubiquitous because of “the surveillance state” or “Big Brother,” but there is a more practical reason why hotels, retailers, and parking garages have security cameras.
Who May Be Liable for Injuries on Private Property?
Security cameras are commonplace because property owners are shielding themselves from lawsuits. When property owners do not provide reasonable security, they may be held accountable for any injuries caused by the lack of security.
If someone is assaulted or injured in some other way on private property, the victim may have standing to file a premises liability claim. If you are injured during a crime, the property owner may have liability if that owner did not provide appropriate and reasonable security.
For instance, if a parking garage owner has not installed adequate lighting, and if you were assaulted or robbed in that parking garage because you couldn’t see your assailant in advance, you probably have grounds for pursuing a premises liability claim.
When and Where Are Security Measures Required?
Security – meaning lights, cameras, alarm systems, and/or security guards – is typically required for private property areas where criminal activity, violence, and injuries are likely to take place: hallways, stairwells, lobbies, and parking lots and garages.
Residents and those who visit New York City are victimized by criminals every day. A number of these crimes – and the injuries that victims may sustain – may not have happened if the property owners had provided appropriate security measures.
Depending on the details of an incident, a claim for negligent security may be pursued in cases that involve injuries sustained at arenas, stadiums, amusement parks, restaurants, hotels, theaters, and retail shopping locations.
How Will The Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices Help You?
Let a New York City premises liability attorney at the Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices protect your rights – and fight for the monetary compensation you are entitled to by law – if you become injured because a property owner did not provide sufficient security.
We understand the pain and trauma that a crime victim may endure. A New York injury attorney at the Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices will work to hold accountable whoever is responsible for your injuries.
What Will It Cost to Obtain Justice?
If you’ve been injured as a crime victim on private property, your first meeting with a premises liability lawyer is offered without obligation or cost. It’s a way to obtain personalized legal advice and learn how the law applies to your own situation.
The injured victims of crimes on private property pay no lawyer’s fee to the Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices unless and until we win justice on your behalf and recover the compensation you need.
In or near New York City, if you’ve been injured in a crime on private property, call us now to learn more or to begin the process of recovering your compensation.