New York inadequate security law states that owners and proprietors of businesses that are open to the public or of buildings that provide housing to tenants or guests have the legal responsibility to maintain adequate security for the people living or visiting the premises. Failure to provide adequate security may result in crimes, injuries, and even fatalities.
Examples of crimes that occur due to inadequate security include:
• Assault and robbery
Injuries and Losses From Inadequate Security
If are suffering from an injury brought about by inadequate security, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation under New York inadequate security law. The costs of medical care, rehabilitation, lost time at work, damaged earning capacity — and in fatalities, funeral and burial expenses and loss of companionship — may be recovered when you take legal action.
Public & Private Properties
Inadequate security is an issue at both public and private properties, including:
• Apartment buildings and complexes
• Shopping malls and centers
• Bars and nightclubs
• Hotels and motels
• Convenience stores
• Fast food outlets and restaurants
Crime and Inadequate Security
Commercial property owners are not usually accountable for crimes that occur on their property, but if there has been a history of crime on or near the property, or if the nature of the business makes it especially susceptible to criminal activity, the commercial property owner may have a responsibility to take security measures designed to prevent or deter future crimes, such as:
• Adequate lighting
• Heavy locks
• Security guards
• Surveillance cameras
• Impregnable barriers (such as fences)
• Controlled access to parking lots
• Intercoms and alarms
Each Inadequate Security Scenario Is Unique
Since the standards held by small businesses cannot possibly match those held by huge ones, the unique circumstances of a given crime should given due consideration by an experienced New York inadequate security law attorney. He or she will be able to advise you regarding the legal options applicable to your case.
If you have been injured and believe that inadequate security played a part in your injury, speak with a qualified New York inadequate security law attorney immediately.