A security camera mounted on a grey, concrete wall with blue sky visible in the background. The camera is positioned to monitor activity, and the wall has visible joints and some small holes. In case of incidents requiring personal injury attorneys, this footage could be crucial evidence.

We live in an unpredictable world. Danger and violence can spring upon us from even the safest locations. You may sustain serious injuries or death due to violent acts committed by a third party. If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of another’s negligence, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Westchester County inadequate security attorneys to learn what you should know about inadequate security accidents in New York.

What you should know about inadequate security accidents in New York

Regardless of the building’s use and function, property owners have a responsibility to protect people from any threats to their safety. If the property owner does not take the proper precautions to secure the property and you sustain injuries from that negligence, you may hold him or her liable for damages. In most cases, you will have three years, from the date of your accident, to bring a lawsuit. However, your unique case may be different, so do not wait.

What are the most common causes for inadequate security accidents in New York?

Whether the property in question is a shopping mall, grocery store, parking lot, hotel, restaurant, movie theater, bar, school or apartment building, you can hold the property owner accountable for his or her negligence. Serious incidents can occur if the property owner fails to adopt the following measures:

  • Installation of an adequate number of security cameras
  • Monitoring security cameras for any alarming behavior
  • Providing well-trained security guards to keep guests safe
  • Providing adequate lighting for walkways, parking lots and all other facilities
  • Ensuring that locks on all doors are working properly

How can a Westchester County personal injury attorney help you?

While hiring an attorney is not required to recover damages for an inadequate security accident, reaching out to one of our Westchester County personal injury attorneys would be well-advised. A property owner and the involved insurance companies will do everything in their power to get your claim denied. A qualified legal representative will also be able to obtain a copy of the police report, locate and depose any witnesses to your accident, obtain security footage if it is available and photograph or record the inadequate conditions. Fulfilling the burden of proof will be an uphill battle, so you can’t afford to go it alone. Give yourself the best chance at recovering damages.


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.