Holding Negligent Security Accountable
The job of a security officer is to protect the establishment and its patrons. When a security officer fails to do his or her job in a way that causes harm to another individual, it may be considered negligent security.
If you were seriously injured because a security officer failed to protect you, it is important to know that you have rights. At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., in Queens, New York, we will help you understand your rights while pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries.
When Is A Security Officer Negligent?
There are several situations in which a security officer, bouncer or other professional may be considered negligent for failing to perform his or her duties. Some examples of negligent security are:
- A security officer failing to intervene when a patron threatens and then physically harms another patron
- A bouncer failing to take action when a fight breaks out at a bar or club
- A doorman leaving his or her post allowing a nonresident to break in and attack a tenant
- A landlord or building owner failing to repair a broken lock in a timely manner, allowing a nonresident to break in and harm tenants
Negligent Hiring Vs. Negligent Security
While negligent security is when a person fails to do his or her job allowing someone to get hurt, negligent hiring refers to a security officer overstepping his or her bounds in a way that seriously injures an individual.
When a security officer injures someone by taking things too far, his or her employer may be held liable for negligently hiring someone who had a criminal background, a reputation for being violent, or a history of abusing his or her power. By showing that the employer knew or should have known about the employee’s background, our attorneys can help you seek the compensation you need to recover.
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