In 1998, our client, an eighty-four year old Niagara Falls resident, was attacked in the lobby of her dentist’s office. An unknown assailant struck her on the back of the head, stole her purse, and fled the scene. After being struck, our client fell down the stairs and sustained a serious head injury.
An investigation revealed that the dentist’s office was in a dangerous neighborhood with a history of violent crime. We argued that a minimum security system would have prevented the assault. The case was successfully resolved for our client within six months.