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One common form of property owner negligence is having inadequate security. Oftentimes, inadequate security can lead to serious injuries. If you are someone who has been injured due to inadequate security, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Our Westchester County personal injury attorneys are here to help. Read on and speak with us to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the ways in which inadequate security can cause an accident?

There are various ways in which inadequate security can cause a serious accident. Some of the most frequent examples of inadequate security that we see are as follows:

  • Not having security cameras installed in certain buildings/on certain grounds.
  • Having these cameras installed but failing to regularly maintain them to ensure they are working at all times.
  • Having these cameras installed but neglecting to have someone monitoring them at all times.
  • Not having security guards present at certain events.
  • Failing to train security guards, thereby preventing them from properly doing their jobs.

What should I do after being injured on someone’s property?

If you are someone who has been injured on someone else’s property and there were no security cameras to document the incident, you will have to take certain steps to document the accident on your own. For example, the first thing you should do is call the police. From here, you should ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name and phone number. You should then take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. Once you are treated at the hospital, you should ask your doctor for all medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries. Finally, you must hire an experienced New York State personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Westchester County and New York State is, under most circumstances, three years. This means that you will generally have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. You must not make the mistake of waiting any longer than three years to sue–many people do make this mistake–because if you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today, all you have to do is ask.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.