Negligent security or inadequate security is a form of premises liability. Many violent crimes are foreseeable to property owners, and with the proper training, experience and supervision, these crimes can be prevented. In fact, property owners (schools, colleges, businesses, convenience stores, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, parking lots, etc.) have a legal duty to protect those persons legally on their property from foreseeable criminal attacks, and where they fail to adequately secure the premises, they can be civilly liable to the victim in a negligent security lawsuit. While you may feel that the property owner is protecting you from danger, it is often the case that property owners put profits over safety, and when that happens dangerous predators seize the opportunity to attack.
If a property owner lacks the proper safety and security measures it puts residents, employees, customers, clients and guest on their property at great risk for serious injuries. Inadequate security can lead to abductions, assault, battery, kidnapping,mugging, robbery, rape, sexual assault, stabbing, shooting, and even death (murder).
Our premises liability attorneys work with investigators, criminologists, and industry safety experts, to identify the ways in which security failed to adequately protect its tenants, customers, and workers from foreseeable danger. With former criminal prosecutors on our team, we understand the criminal and civil justice systems and the impact each can have on crime victims and we have effectively pursued those actions and fought for his client’s rights in court.
Our firm is also a major advocate for victim’s rights. Through our participation in Victim’s Advocate Services in Broward and Palm Beach County, we help victims of negligent security and other crimes receive the medical, counseling and legal services they need to help in their recovery.
If you or a loved one was injured or a victim in an attack or assault by a third party on someone else’s land or premises, contact our negligent security attorneys to discuss your legal rights.
Our consultations with potential clients are free and confidential. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.