When we visit a store, office, school, residential apartment building or any other location open to the public in Westchester, NY, we have a reasonable expectation of safety. We often assume that specific security measures are taken to ensure our safety. But, sadly, this is not always the case. So what responsibilities do these businesses have to protect the public from violent acts?

Property owners have a duty to protect those on their premises from known and foreseeable risks, including the risk of violent acts by third parties like assaults, robbery, and kidnapping. This duty requires implementing proper safety measures like adequate locks, lighting, security guards, and security systems. If you were the victim of a crime and injured on another’s property because that property owner failed to take adequate security measures, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon for a free consultation to talk about the details of your case. Hiring a Westchester, New York negligent security attorney can put you in the best position to secure a meaningful monetary award and give you the time to focus on what’s most important: Getting Better! The Law Offices of Norman Gershon will help you fight to maximize your reward.

With over 35 years of success in securing financial compensation for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area and surrounding counties, the Law Offices of Norman Gershon are dedicated to helping those injured as a result of negligent security. Our expertise has helped us recover more than $100 Million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Call 914-485-1444 or complete our online contact form today. 



Betancourt v. NYCTA,
Bronx Supreme Court


Lin v. MTA,
Queens Supreme Curt


Call v. NYC Transit Authority,
Bronx Supreme Court


Mungo v. Travisco,
Kings Supreme Court


Young v. Bal and Nissan Lift of NY,
Queens Supreme Court


Dessasore v. NYCHA,
Bronx Supreme Court


Alvarado v. NYC Board of Education,
Bronx Supreme



Fuentes v. Conrail,
Southern District of New York


Halsey v. NYCTA,
Queens Supreme Court


Economou v. Shriber,
Queens Supreme Court

What Are Some Examples of Negligent Security?

When someone is attacked or hurt in a place without proper security measures, the result is often a negligent security claim. With a crime occurring every sixteen minutes, many inadequate security practices exist in businesses, schools, residential buildings and stores across Westchester. Some of the most common examples of negligent security include:

  • Broken locks
  • Failure to hire security guards
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Failure to install or repair security cameras
  • Failure of a school or hospital to adequately screen visitors
  • Failure to warn of potential hazards
  • Failure to respond to needs of assistance

Whatever the cause of your injuries, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Norman Gershon will fight to ensure that each responsible party is held accountable.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Negligent Security Cases?

An attack or assault can leave you feeling powerless and overwhelmed. An experienced Westchester, New York negligent security lawyer can help ease that burden by taking some of that hassle off your plate. We will work diligently on getting you fair compensation for each of your attack injuries, including:


  • Broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Back and neck injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Chest injury
  • Wrongful death

What Damages May I Recover?

You may have countless medical bills piling up after your assault in Westchester, NY. To make matters even more stressful, you may be out of work without pay. If you were the victim of a crime and injured due to inadequate security measures, you may be able to recover financial compensation for all your injuries and damages. Our expert Westchester attorneys will work hard for you to determine what your damages might be worth and we will help you recover the following losses:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disfigurement

Don’t accept a settlement that won’t even come close to covering your injury-related costs. Let the Law Offices of Norman Gershon fight to maximize your compensation. We’re available any time – day or night – so reach out to us for assistance today.

What is the Statute of Limitations for My Negligent Security Case?

In the State of New York, the statute of limitations for a negligent security lawsuit runs for three years, starting from when you sustained your injury. The statute of limitations and requirements are different when dealing with a public or governmental entity. Don’t wait to contact an experienced negligent security attorney. Getting an early start on your case can help protect and secure your interests!

Speak to an Experienced Westchester, NY Premises Liability Lawyer Today

If you were injured as a result of inadequate security practices in Westchester, NY, contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon. Hiring the right attorney can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Our decades of expertise and experience in negligent security cases can help you secure the settlement you deserve.

Call 914-485-1444 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

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