What to Do if You’re Attacked in Your Apartment Complex
Under premises liability law, property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are safe for legal tenants and visitors. This includes implementing adequate security measures to protect tenants and visitors from harm while they are present on the property.
In an apartment complex, this may include the installation of security gates, lighting, locks, security staff, and/or security cameras. If you have been attacked in your apartment complex due to inadequate security measures, learn how to seek justice against negligent parties.
The Dangers of Insufficient Security
We expect the place in which we reside to be free from hazards and dangers. If our property owner does not uphold their responsibility to ensure a safe environment, however, we may be exposed to harm.
Negligent security can lead to catastrophic physical and psychological injuries, including muggings, sexual assaults, and other violent events. These incidences can have severe, life-altering consequences for victims, and may make it difficult for them to live independently or earn an income.
If you have been attacked in your apartment complex due to unlocked gates, poor lighting, or some other lax security standard, you may be able to recover compensation from your negligent property owner to cover the cost of your medical treatment and lost wages.
At Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, LLP, our New York City premises liability attorneys can review the circumstances surrounding your attack and identify all responsible parties.
Contact us today at (646) 681-7055 to learn how we can assist you.