Se Habla Español

Free Consultation 1-374-492-1152

Free Consultation
1-374-492-1152

Inadequate Security

New York Unsecured Premises Lawyer

There are many dangerous conditions that can arise on someone else’s property, or at a place of business. While landlords, building owners, and property management companies have an obligation to protect tenants, guests, and patrons from known hazards on their premises, they also have a duty to take steps to protect them from security risks. Critically, owners must ensure that their premises are properly secured to help prevent foreseeable criminal activity from occurring, including robberies, assaults, and other violent physical attacks.

If you were injured in a criminal attack due to inadequate security, the property owner or another responsible party may be held liable for your damages. The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. understand how physically and emotionally devastating it is to be a victim of a crime due to negligent security. Providing compassionate counsel, responsive representation, and effective advocacy, we work diligently to obtain the monetary compensation you deserve. 

Causes of Unsecured Premises Accidents

Although a property owner may not be able to predict that a future criminal act will happen on their property, they have a duty to provide adequate security to prevent them. If the owner knows that a criminal attack could present a foreseeable threat, they must take reasonable measures to protect you from harm. Failure to do so can result in their being held liable if you sustained injuries as a result of a third-party’s criminal act on their premises.

Criminal attacks arising from negligent security and unsecured premises can happen at various commercial properties, including:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels
  • Parking garages
  • Office buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Shopping malls


The security measures that a property owner must implement are specific to the situation. They can depend on factors such as the crime statistics in the area, whether criminal incidents have occurred in the past, and the type of business or establishment involved. For instance, nightclubs or concert venues in high-crime areas might need more security guards, and parking lots may require additional illumination or security cameras.

Claims involving unsecured premises are highly nuanced and require the proficiency of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to achieve the best possible outcome. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has more than 30 years of experience handling negligent security cases and achieving justice for victims of criminal attacks that arose due to a property owner’s carelessness.

Common Unsecured Premises Accident Injuries

Injuries sustained in a criminal assault connected with negligent security can be severe, debilitating, or even fatal. In some cases, they can require emergency care, hospitalization, and extensive medical treatment. Depending on the type of incident, you may have suffered soft tissue injuries, lacerations, brain damage, nerve damage, fractures, disfigurement, and knife or gunshot wounds. In addition to the physical injuries you may have endured, you might also suffer from lifelong emotional and psychological effects such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, and insomnia.

It’s crucial to seek prompt medical attention after a criminal assault or attack. By going to the hospital right away, a doctor can examine you for internal bleeding or damage and treat you immediately for any injuries you have sustained before they worsen. To determine the full extent of your physical injuries and recommend a course of treatment, your doctor may refer you for various diagnostic testing. Significantly, getting the medical help you need is not only crucial for your health, but it’s also essential to build a strong personal injury claim.

The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. recognize that assault and attack injuries can impact every aspect of your life. Dedicating personal time and attention to each case, we work hard to ensure you receive the highest amount of monetary recovery possible for your injuries.

Diligent Counsel Working Tirelessly to Pursue Justice in Your Case

When a violent attack occurs, the police will usually investigate the matter, and criminal charges may be brought against the offender. But regardless of the outcome of a criminal trial, you may still be left with a substantial amount of medical bills and lasting physical injuries that require ongoing treatment. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible for the damages you suffered due to the inadequate security measures that led to the assault.

In a personal injury action for negligent security, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, and out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the incident. You may also be compensated for the pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life you experienced as a result of your injuries.  

With a focus on providing clients with personalized attention and high-quality representation, the personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. will take the time to skillfully evaluate the specific facts of your negligent security case. Whether we negotiate a settlement or bring your case to trial, we strive to achieve the maximum verdict or settlement available for your damages.

Contact an Experienced New York Unsecured Premises Lawyer

If you have been the victim of a criminal attack due to a property owner or landlord’s failure to provide safe and secure premises, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, these cases are often complicated — it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side who has experience litigating negligent security claims and can obtain favorable results. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been successfully representing those who have suffered injuries due to the wrongful acts of others in unsecured premises cases for more than three decades.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at 1-800-2-DEARIE for a consultation.