New York’s daily newspapers have recently reported that the New York City personal injury lawyers, Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, have won another victory for their client. A jury found a public safety firm provided negligent security and was 98% at fault in the brutal beating of a homeless shelter employee by a manic resident. The injuries to the client occurred when the firm in charge of supplying security for the shelter, allowed a homeless woman who had previously been ejected, back into the facility.
A Brooklyn judge ordered the security firm, which had previously lost a contract with JFK airport when several guards were found sleeping, to pay out thirteen million ($13,000,000) dollars. The money was awarded to a shelter employee who, after the attack in October, 2009 at the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter, was left with serious spinal injuries.
Negligent Security & The Law
New York State law requires property owners who live, work or even visit their premises to be protected from a foreseeable attack or intruder. Negligent security occurs when a person is injured by a third party due to inadequate security provided by the owner of the property. This can include offices, hotels, malls, hospitals, schools or other publicly used premises.
There are multiple factors that could lead to an injury or assault caused by inadequate or negligent security and a variety of legal and factual elements must be considered when attempting to prosecute these cases. The thirteen million ($13,000,000) dollar award secured by Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. is not the first time that the law firm has secured awards for clients that have been injured as a result of poor security.
Other verdicts taken include a ten million ($10,000,000) dollar verdict for a student who was raped in a school stairwell and a six million ($6,000,000) dollar verdict for a woman who was brutally attacked and stabbed in her apartment building due to poor security. These verdicts prove that the firm has the expertise, knowledge and knowhow to successfully prosecute a negligent security case and obtain compensation for a client who has been victimized in such a situation.
Are You A Victim Of Negligent Security? Lipsig Can Help.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to provide adequate security, call the New York City personal injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey Manus & Moverman, who have a long track record of success and service. Click here now to contact the law firm and find out whether you have the grounds to make a claim at no cost to you.
You may also call toll free at 1-800-954-7744 for a free consultation. Remember, there is no fee unless we are successful in prosecuting your claim.