Sexual assault and rape victims may never fully recover emotionally from all they have endured as a result of an attack. Even when the attacker is caught and put behind bars, victims may not feel whole. While civil legal action cannot take away the wrongdoings and suffering caused, it provides an avenue for sexual assault victims to pursue peace of mind and justice while also preserving the safety of other women from suffering the same injustice.

At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP we dedicate our legal practice to preserving the health and safety of women in New York. We are focused on empowering women to move forward with dignity despite the physical and emotional injuries they have endured.

If you have been attacked in a parking lot, hotel, apartment building, shopping mall, or other establishment, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their properties safe for people entitled to be there. This includes providing proper lighting, security, and other measures to deter crime. Property owners can be held financially responsible in a premises liability lawsuit.

At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP, we have extensive experience handling claims involving varying levels of negligence that led to our clients getting sexually assaulted or raped:

  • Negligent entrance security: Failure to install or replace proper locks at the entrances to apartment buildings, failure to screen employees entering a building, or other negligent security at building entrances provides opportunity for intruders to gain entrance into a building where residents presumed they were safe.
  • Poor lighting: Failure to replace dim or burnt out light fixtures in stairwells or other discreet locations, failure to provide high intensity lighting in a parking lot or parking garage, or failure to identify areas of risk and install proper lighting can result in victims getting attacked or abused in dark areas.
  • Negligent security: Failure to monitor cameras or perform routine security patrols, failure to ensure security cameras are functioning properly, and failure to provide adequate training of security officers can result in the threat of attackers taking advantage of innocent people. Further, failure to provide working intercoms or emergency phones reduces the likelihood that victims report an incident or get away.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted and your attack was caused by a property owner’s failure to provide adequate security, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress aned economic loss.

Free consultation: For a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP at 212-226-6662, Toll Free at 877-WOMAN-LAW (877-966-2652) or online through our website.