Injuries Resulting From Negligent Security

Hotel and apartment owners, property managers, bar owners and other owners and operators of premises have an obligation to ensure that they provide a safe environment for patrons, customers, tenants, guests, and other occupants and visitors. If the environment is not safe and someone is assaulted, negligent security could be the charge.

Representing Injured Clients Since 1965

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., in New York City, our attorneys have been representing people who have suffered serious injuries since 1965, including injuries resulting from inadequate security.

Were you assaulted while at a restaurant, hotel or bar? You could have a negligent security case. To be sure, call one of our lawyers at 212.732.4992 or 800-574-4LAW. We offer a free consultation.

Here's What Can Happen

Inadequate security claims stem from a failure of a public or private entity to guard against preventable criminal acts. Negligent security claims often result from assaults, sexual assaults, rapes, shootings and theft. These claims can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

What Does 'Inadequate Security' Mean?

In pursuing negligent security cases, we seek to demonstrate that a hotel or apartment owner, or other property owner, was aware of a potential security danger and failed to take action. Some of the common steps business owners fail to take to protect people include:

  • Failure to staff security guards
  • Failure to install security cameras
  • Poor lighting in parking ramps, parking lots or stairwells
  • Failure to properly secure entry doors and gates
  • Failure to properly screen security guards and other employees
  • Failure to install or maintain adequate intercoms and door locks

Our firm has more than 50 years of experience helping people who have sustained serious injuries. We can help people obtain compensation in negligent security claims for medical bills, lost income and mental anguish. We work closely with our clients to understand the cause and consequences of their injuries. Then, we work diligently to maximize the compensation they receive.

Contact One Of New York's Most Experienced Injury Firms

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as a result of inadequate security, please contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., at our Manhattan offices. To set up a free initial consultation, call us locally at 212.732.4992 or toll free at 800-574-4LAW. You will owe no attorney's fees unless we are successful in your case.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
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    $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

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    $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

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    $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

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    $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

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    $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

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    $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.