Inadequate Security Attorney2018-08-26T15:41:32+00:00
inadequate security attorney

INADEQUATE SECURITY ATTORNEY

An inadequate security attorney handles these matters as premises liability claims.  Plaintiffs sue to hold the owner or operator of a property liable for failure to provide proper security which resulted in an injury.  Sometimes an injunction is also sought to require that better security is installed.  These cases can be brought for negligence, and also for criminal acts that occur on the premises if the owner can anticipate that this criminal activity might occur.  An inadequate security attorney can apply these concepts to your particular situation.

DUTIES OF A PROPERTY OWNER OR OPERATOR

  • They must collect and report information about criminal activity in or near their property
  • They must employ appropriate security policies inside and outside buildings
  • They must do appropriate background checks and provide training and supervision to employees

HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER SECURITY IS ADEQUATE

The duty of care is “fact-driven,” meaning that it depends very much on the particular type of property, nature of its use and its location.  For example, a business that serves alcohol such as a bar, nightclub or casino, is expected to employ a security staff.  One of the most common actions handled by an inadequate security attorney is a bar/nightclub assault.  When a person is assaulted either by an over-eager bouncer or by another patron, these establishments can be held liable.  A shoe store would not be expected to provide as much security and is not serving alcohol, so a claim against a store because another customer punched you, would not be successful, as this is not something reasonable to anticipate.

Crime demographics play a part in this analysis.  An apartment building in a high crime area might be expected to have substantial security measures in place, whereas a vacation condo in the countryside would not.  Another factor is where on the property the accident happened.  Somebody assaulted in a back alley would not have as strong a claim as somebody attacked in the lobby.

If you are not sure whether or not you have a case, please call inadequate security attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein.  We’ve been handling these claims for generations, and can answer all your questions and address all your concerns.

FREE CONSULTATION
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

Rate Jumping- It’s Not Worth It!

Rate Jumping- It's Not Worth It! While driving around in New York, you will sometimes see cars with out of state license plates. Some people may very well be driving into the city from neighboring states, or even from Florida for vacation. It is highly probable however, that there may be some who have kept out of state license plates to partake in “rate jumping”. What is “rate jumping”? In the auto insurance arena, rate-jumping refers to listing an address from a place with less traffic, instead of your actual place of residence, to benefit from cheaper insurance rates. Some people may do this by listing [...]

President George Bush’s Legacy- 7 Ways How the ADA Impacts Us Today

President George Bush’s Legacy- 7 Ways How the ADA Impacts Us Today A little over a week ago, on November 30, 2018, we lost our 41st president. George H.W Bush served as president from 1989-1993, and prior to his presidency, served as vice president from 1981 to 1989. Though we may not agree with all of his policies, the American Disability Act passed during his administration continues to be a major contribution to our society. The American Disability Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and was implemented with the goal of increasing inclusion for persons with disabilities in employment,  telecommunications, public accommodations [...]

Mark Your Calendars – Set Your Timers – Time to Vote!

  What New Yorkers Need to Know for The Midterm Elections! The midterm elections are right around the corner - and they may just be the most important midterm elections ever.  So much is at stake! The candidates running for election across the country also happen to be the most diverse bunch that the US has ever seen. 272 of the 964 candidates are women, and white men make up only 58% of the candidates running - the lowest in the past four elections. It is of great importance that you go out to vote! Logistics This year’s midterm elections will take place on Tuesday, November [...]

Is Your Right to Vote Disappearing?

Is Your Right to Vote Disappearing? wittenstein.com  has been a little over 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Right Act of 1965 into law.  Passed during the Civil Rights era, it sought to remove barriers meant to keep African Americans from voting on election day. These barriers included literacy tests, poll taxes, and intimidation by law enforcement officials.  By the end of 1965 a quarter million more African Americans were registered to vote. Since the initial passing, it has been amended a couple of times under various administrations to include other minority groups. With the tidal wave of Conservatism, these laws are [...]

What is New York Doing About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

What Is New York Doing About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? wittenstein.com The effect of allegations of sexual harassment being brought to the center stage has rippled beyond courtrooms, into peoples’ homes, workplace, and now legislation. Starting on October 9th, all employers in New York state will be required to have a Sexual Harassment prevention policy that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set by the law.  A written or electronic copy of the policy and annual training must also be submitted to all employees. Below you will find some of the other provisions of the updated sexual harassment law as outlined by Governor Cuomo: “All [...]

Common Personal Injury Cases

  There are thousands of personal injury claims filed each year by injured people.  The purpose of these claims is to acquire compensation for the pain and suffering that’s a result of somebody else’s carelessness.  Many studies have shown that a woman accident attorney NYC is better able to relate to clients and also makes the strongest cases.  Unfortunately, there are not that many woman personal injury attorneys, so finding one can be a challenge, but it’s well worth the effort. Traffic Accidents Traffic accidents are the most common types of personal injury cases.  These accidents can happen in automobiles, limousines, taxis, Ubers, buses, trains, motorcycles [...]

The Difference Between Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault

 The Difference Between Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault It seems as if every time we turn on the news, there’s another accusation about sexual harassment or assault that comes up. We are living in a time where behavior that was once minimized and brushed aside is now coming to public attention. People now feel emboldened to speak up and are encouraged by movements such as ME TOO to take a stand. As more offenses come to the public sphere and terms such as sexual assault and sexual harassment gain traction, knowing the difference between each becomes increasingly difficult. Below we break down the difference.   What [...]

When Should I Call an Accident Lawyer?

So, you'd had some kind of an accident, and you're wondering, "Should I call an accident lawyer?"  Was I badly hurt enough to make a case worthwhile?  Was this somebody else's fault, or was it really mostly my own fault.  This article will guide you through when it might be a good idea to have a consultation with an accident attorney.  If you're still not sure, why not just call - if you don't have a solid case the lawyer will tell you. Let's start with traffic accidents, which are the most common.   Obviously, the accident must be somebody else's fault.  If you were driving, [...]

10 Ways to Get a Personal Injury Attorney to Take Your Case

The contingency fee system was signed into law to allow people that cannot afford to pay attorneys access to the legal system to assert their rights.  Personal Injury Attorneys do not get paid for their services unless, and until, a settlement is accepted or a judgment is entered.  This means that they must be very selective about the cases they take on, only accepting cases that they believe are winnable.  Below are 10 ways to get a personal injury attorney to take your case, in other words, here's how you help a personal injury attorney say "yes" to your case. EMERGENCY ROOM TREATMENT If you [...]

The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process for Traffic Accidents

CLIENT INTERVIEW The client and attorney meet and discuss: How the accident happened The extent of the injuries Employment and when the client expects to return to work Health issues that might impact the rate of recovery for injuries The jurisdiction and venue (where the accident happened and where the parties live, or where a company does business.) Ascertaining all defendants and the insurance coverage that should apply Any liens that might be levied on the case Legal options are discussed, including whether or not a lawsuit should be commenced immediately A retainer and preliminary authorizations to obtain medical reports are signed, as well as [...]

15 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Declines Your Case

People are often puzzled by why personal injury attorneys decline cases.  Sometimes they think they have a great case, and call every personal injury attorney in town, only to have their case declined time and time again.  Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, which means that they must invest money and resources in each case they take, and turn down those cases that they will believe will result in a loss.  They promise "no fee unless we win," and can't expect to stay in practice if they take too many cases they might lose. There are some personal injury attorneys that will handle [...]

Load More Posts