Negligent Security Claims For Crime Victims

Victims of Crime May Have A Cause of Action For Negligent Security

Negligent security lawsuits, also referred to as inadequate security cases, arise out of a property owner’s failure to take reasonable security measures at their place of business.  If the lack of security leads to a serious injury or wrongful death, the crime victim may file a negligent security lawsuit.  These types of cases are filed in civil court to recover money damages such as those for medical bills and pain and suffering.

Property owners have a duty to protect invitees on their property from crimes that are reasonably foreseeable.   The general rule in Florida is that any crime occurring within a half-mile radius of the property in the preceding three years can be used as evidence of the foreseeability of a future crime.

A negligent security attorney must prove the following in order to prevail in a preventable crime negligence claim:

  1.  That the property owner owed a legal duty to protect the injured party;
  2.  That the legal dutywas breached by failing to provide proper security;
  3.  That the breach causedthe injury complained of; and
  4.  That the plaintiff suffered damages.

As negligent security attorneys, we regularly handle inadequate security cases resulting in serious injuries.  Common negligent security lawsuit injuries include:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Beatings and Fights
  • Shootings
  • Stabbings

A variety of property types can give rise to a negligent security claim.  In Florida, crime victims have recovered due to negligent security at properties such as:

  • Bars and Nightclubs
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hotels
  • Gas Stations
  • ATMs
  • Hospitals and Care Facilities

My family member has been the victim of violent crime at a business. Do I have a negligent security case? The validity of your crime victim civil lawsuit depends on the facts.  Each case is different. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed, you should speak with negligent security attorney Matthew A. Goldberger. The consultation is free.  Call us today at 561-659-8337 or get in touch with the form below to speak with a negligent security lawyer now.


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