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Queens Negligent Security LawyerWere you or a loved one attacked while visiting someone else’s property in Queens, NY? The property owner may be liable for failing to take proper precautions to keep you safe. An experienced Queens negligent security lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and even your pain and suffering.

Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience representing victims in personal injury cases across NYC. Since we founded our legal practice, we’ve recovered over $400 million on behalf of our injured clients.

If you’re interested in discussing your legal options, contact our law offices in Queens, New York, at 718-993-9999 to schedule a free consultation today.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Queens, New York

Here are some of the personal injury cases we take:

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With My Negligent Security Claim in Queens

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With My Negligent Security Claim in Queens

A violent attack can impact your life dramatically. Emotional trauma, physical injuries and financial struggles can take a serious toll on the victim. While it might seem odd, it’s possible that someone other than your attacker can be held responsible for your losses.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured clients recover the full compensation they deserve. We’ll explore every option to maximize your settlement or verdict.

Our premises liability attorneys were included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers. We’ve also been listed as Super Lawyers and earned a spot in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

When you hire us, we can:

  • Handle the investigation into the attack
  • Determine who is legally responsible for your damages
  • Calculate your case value and document your losses
  • Retain experts who can testify on your behalf
  • Handle all insurance negotiations and legal issues

Our lawyers will invest our own resources to build the strongest premises liability case possible. Just call for a free consultation with a Queens personal injury lawyer today.

How Common Are Violent Crimes in Queens, NY?

Violent crime is a serious problem in all five boroughs. Even as murders declined to levels seen below the pandemic, other types of major crimes rose 22% across New York City in 2022 compared to 2021.

The NYPD publishes statistics on arrests made for major felonies in the city. A total of 26,063 felony assault cases were reported in NYC during 2022. The NYPD also reported 1,617 arrests for rape and sexual assault–and another 1,478 arrests for felony-level sex crimes.

What Is My Queens Negligent Security Lawsuit Worth?

To recover full compensation for your injuries, you must understand how much your personal injury case is worth. Otherwise, you’d simply be guessing. The valuation process is one of the more complex aspects of any personal injury claim. It can also be the most contested issue in any case.

The best way to understand your case value is to speak with an experienced attorney.

When our experienced New York negligent security lawyers are assessing your case value, we’ll consider many different factor, including:

  • The nature of your injuries
  • The circumstances of the attack and the nature of the at-fault party’s actions
  • The cost of your medical treatment, including anticipated future costs
  • Your lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • The nature of the emotional trauma and physical suffering caused by the attack
  • How the attack and injuries might change your future

The insurance company will try to downplay your losses, even if they seem sympathetic. Our premises liability lawyers in Queens are here to review your case for free. We have the resources to help you prove how much you really deserve. Just give us a call and schedule a free case evaluation today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims in a Negligent Security Case?

Victims of violent crimes often struggle with physical and mental issues after an attack. You may be unable to work or enjoy your life–all while your medical bills start adding up. The money you recover in a personal injury case can make a world of difference.

Under New York personal injury laws, you can seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • In-home assistance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Fear and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium and damage to your personal relationships

It’s never too early to start documenting your losses. Our lawyers will work hard to help you prove the types of losses you have suffered. All you have to do is call to speak with an experienced Queens negligent security attorney today.

What Is Negligent Security?

Under New York premises liability laws, property owners in New York City are required to maintain their property in a safe condition. While they don’t have to guarantee safety, they are required to take reasonable steps to keep invited visitors, customers and guests safe. That includes taking adequate security precautions to prevent criminal activity on the premises.

When property owners fail to provide adequate security, they can be held liable for damages when someone is injured in an attack.

“Adequate security” varies from case to case and can include:

  • Hiring security guards
  • Installing metal detectors and security cameras
  • Making sure all locks are working properly
  • Installing locked fences or gates
  • Providing adequate lighting
  • Responding promptly to complaints
  • Providing warnings about possible criminal activity in the area
  • Training employees to effectively respond to potential crimes

Negligent cases depend heavily on the facts. Relevant factors in assessing the property owner’s duty to provide security include:

  • Whether there is evidence of past criminal activity in the neighborhood
  • The location of the business
  • The type of business involved
  • The types of people who are typically attracted to the business
  • The specific types of crimes that have occurred in the past

Our legal team can conduct a thorough internal investigation into your case, such that we understand the facts and how best to proceed with your interests in mind.

Who Is Responsible for My Damages?

Anyone who allowed your attack to occur could be held liable for damages.

Premises liability laws apply to all property owners, including:

  • Landlords in rental apartment buildings
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and universities
  • Parking garages
  • Schools and day care centers
  • Shopping malls
  • Sports and entertainment venues
  • Grocery stores
  • Banks
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Government transit authorities

Of course, your attacker could also be held liable for damages. If caught, we can pursue compensation from your attacker regardless of whether they are facing criminal charges. In fact, they may owe you compensation even if prosecutors cannot prove their criminal case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Our Negligent Security Attorneys Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Our lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, represent clients who have sustained a broad range of injuries.

We represent clients who have suffered:

  • Severe bruising
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Puncture wounds
  • Burns
  • Chest injuries
  • Paralysis and other catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

We know that you’ve suffered a trauma that no person should have to experience. Our lawyers are here to help in any way we can. Contact our Queens personal injury law firm today to learn more about how we can support you through this difficult time.

How Do I Prove the Property Owner Is Liable for My Damages in New York City?

Property owners aren’t responsible for preventing all criminal activity. That would be impossible. Instead, they can be held liable if the criminal activity was reasonably foreseeable and they failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it.

Very generally, you must prove the following things to recover compensation from a negligent property owner:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care
  • The property owner either knew, or reasonably should have known, about the risk of criminal attacks
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the attack and so breached the duty of care
  • You were injured and suffered damages because of the breach of duty

It’s important to remember that the property owner can be financially responsible even if they had nothing to do with the crime. The key aspect of a negligent security claim is whether they could have prevented the attack by installing reasonable security.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After an Attack in New York?

Under New York state law, the statute of limitations gives injured parties three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The three-year clock starts to run on the date of the attack.

It’s possible that you could have more time. If the attacker is facing criminal charges, the statute of limitations can be paused, or “tolled,” while the criminal case is pending.

On the other hand, you could have less time to act if a government agency is a defendant in your case. That makes it important to seek legal advice as quickly as you can after suffering an injury.

Contact a Queens Negligent Security Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were injured because a property owner failed to install adequate security measures, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, today. An experienced Queens negligent security lawyer can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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