Do businesses have a responsibility to provide security?
You see this a lot more rather in restaurants, in bars and nightclubs, and even residential areas, apartment buildings. Now, they do have a duty to provide security, so if there’s a fight that breaks out and you’re an innocent bystander that gets assaulted during this fight and there were no bouncers or nobody to break it up, they have a responsibility to maintain security to protect patrons from that.
The same thing can be said about residential units. If you live in an apartment building and the locks aren’t working or the buzzer isn’t working and an individual comes in and assaults somebody or is able to get into your building, or even a hotel, is able to break in and assault you or commit some other type of crime against you, they’re responsible for maintaining adequate security to protect their customers or tenants from those situations.
Call a New York premises liability attorney with Hach & Rose, LLP, to protect your rights if you have been hurt due to the negligence of a property owner at (212) 779-0057.