By: Ruben DavidoffFebruary 1, 2023
security camera on the outside of a building with large windows

What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security is when a property owner or manager fails to provide reasonable and necessary security measures, resulting in harm to an individual, either physically or financially. This means that an owner or manager has failed to take reasonable steps to protect visitors from foreseeable criminal activity.

Negligent security can occur both on residential and commercial properties. Examples of this include inadequate lighting, broken locks, and unsecured entrances. Negligent security also includes failure to provide safety devices such as surveillance cameras or alarms.

How Does It Relate To Premises Liability?

Negligent security is a form of premises liability because it relates to the legal responsibility of property owners to protect visitors on their property from foreseeable harm.

Under premises liability law, a property owner is held responsible if they fail to maintain reasonable security measures, resulting in an injury or crime against a visitor on their property.

How Does It Affect My Claim?

In order to make a successful negligent security claim, the plaintiff (you) must prove that:

  • The property owner had a duty to provide reasonable security measures
  • The property owner failed to fulfill that duty
  • An injury occurred due to the failure to meet this duty
  • The plaintiff suffered damages

If you are considering filing a negligent security claim, it is important to contact a premises liability attorney who is well-versed in negligent security and premises liability law. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your legal rights, gather evidence to support your claim, and guide you through the legal process. A successful lawsuit could result in the plaintiff being awarded monetary damages for their losses due to the injury or crime suffered on the property.

Queen Premises Liability Attorneys

When your safety is endangered on someone else’s property, whether public or private, you deserve to be protected. Our premises liability attorneys in Queens, New York, can help ensure you can pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive from your injury. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (212) 900-0000 or filling out this short form.

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