New York Negligent Security Lawyer
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Security guards and security equipment are supposed to keep residents of
a building safe. However, sometimes property owners are negligent in the
hiring and installing of security personnel and equipment. If you were
the victim of a crime because your landlord or building owner was negligent
in providing security, you should speak with one of our experienced premises
liability attorneys in New York at Belushin Law Firm.
Discuss your injury and legal options in a complimentary
Is your property owner at fault for your damages?
Many apartments, condominiums, and college dormitories have security. Residents
usually pay an additional amount every month to have security guards or
security equipment in the common areas of the buildings. Because the residents
pay for this service every month, they have an expectation that the security
will keep them safe from crimes and assaults. When a landlord or owner
fails to provide the adequate amount of security, he exposes the residents
of the building to injury from crimes and break-ins. If your landlord
or building supervisor was negligent in providing security and you were
injured as a result, you may be able to file a New York negligent security
lawsuit to compensate you for your pain and suffering. A NYC premises
liability lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation.
If security is negligent, and as a result a resident of the building is
injured or killed, the security and the owners of the property might be
liable for damages. Owners of a property have a responsibility to provide
security guards and security cameras if they say that they will. Security
cameras are an important deterrent to criminal behavior. If you were injured
because of a lack of security cameras, you may have a claim for
premises liability against the owner of the building.
Hire a Firm With the Resources You Need
Claims for negligent security are a different type of claim than the usual
premises liability claim. These claims are called third party liability
claims. A third party liability claim arises when you are suing your landlord
or building owner for the actions of another third party. In this case,
the third party is the criminal that injured you when security was supposed
to be keeping you safe. These claims can often be difficult to prevail
in, because the injured party must show that the intervening criminal
behavior was foreseeable by the landlord or building owner.
This requires lengthy investigation into whether the defendant knew or
should have known that the building was susceptible to criminal acts.
If you have a third party negligent security claim, you need to make sure
your attorneys are experienced in handling this type of matter. The negligent
security lawyers at Belushin Law Firm can handle the investigation and
lawsuit and will help to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.
Belushin Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you
don't pay unless we recover for you.
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