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Broward County Crime Victim Lawyer

Broward County Crime Victim AttorneyIf you were the victim of a crime and injured because a property owner failed to provide adequate security, contact a Broward County crime victim lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. For over 48 years we have focused on helping crime and accident victims the people who hurt them responsible. We are knowledgeable regarding the personal injury claim process in Florida, including when personal injury claims are impacted by related criminal cases.

Whether you were the victim of assault and battery, robbery, sexual assault, or another crime in Broward County, we are here to help. Call us at (877) 475-2905 or you can reach our Broward County office at (954) 845-0535.

Crime in Broward County

Broward County is located in South Florida. With a population of more than 1.95 million, it is the second most populous county in the state and the 17th most populous county in the country. Broward County is part of the Miami metropolitan area as well, which is home to more than 6.19 million people.

Broward County is a diverse area. It has 31 municipalities, consisting of 24 incorporated cities and many towns and unincorporated areas. Some of the largest cities in the county are Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, and Deerfield Beach.

These areas all experience property and violent crime to different degrees. Our Broward County crime victim attorneys have helped individuals injured in crimes in vastly different areas of the county and on all types of property, including apartment and condo complexes, hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, clubs, large box stores, and smaller stores.

If you were the victim of a crime on public or private property in Broward County, contact us right away. A crime victim lawyer in Broward County will investigate whether the property owner owed you a duty of care, and if so, whether that property owner had installed and maintained appropriate security based on the crime in the area.

Your Options After Being Injured in a Crime in Broward County

If you were hurt when someone committed a violent or sexual crime against you, you may believe your only option is to hope for the perpetrator to be convicted of a crime. However, this is not your only option. You can file a personal injury claim against the offender and/or a premises liability claim against the property owner who failed to protect you.

Whether or not the perpetrator is charged with a crime is up to a prosecutor. Then, whether the perpetrator pleads guilty, obtains a plea deal, or is convicted at trial is out of your hands. All you can do is cooperate with the police and prosecutors, testify at a trial, and hope the judge or jury does the right thing.

But even if the offender is convicted, this will not address your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. To address your physical, psychological, and financial injuries, you should speak with our Broward County crime victim lawyers about filing a personal injury or premises liability lawsuit and pursuing a settlement or court award.

If you were on another person or business’s property lawfully, then the property owner owed you a duty of care. That property owner should be aware of the risk of crime in the area and responded appropriately. The greater the crime rate in the area, the more security the property owner should provide.

Unfortunately, many individual and corporate property owners fail to install and maintain adequate security. They know their customers, patrons, or guests could be victims of crime, and the ignore the risk. This is known as negligent security.

If the property owner failed to install appropriate security and you were injured in a crime that could have been prevented, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim and demand compensation.

We Handle Injury Claims Arising From All Types of Crime

At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we help people who were injured in crimes that took place in Broward County as well as Broward County residents who were harmed elsewhere.

Do not hesitate to contact us regarding:

  • Crimes on cruise ships
  • Crimes at hotels
  • Crimes at motels
  • Crimes that targeting tourists
  • Crimes in public housing complexes
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Assault and battery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Shootings
  • Drunk driving accidents
We Are Proud of Our Work Helping Crime Victims

Helping crime victims recover compensation after being hurt isn’t just something we do, it is something we are passionate about. Senior partner Philip M. Gerson is a member of the National Crim Victims Advisory Board and was previously president of the organization. We also serve as pro bono counsel for the Trauma Resolution Center, which helps crime victims and witnesses get early intervention and treatment. Philip M. Gerson also has been a member of the board of directors for many years.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Crime Victim Lawyer in Broward County

When you or a loved one are the victim of a crime, it can feel like you have no options, like there is nothing you can do and no one who can help. There are resources out there, and we want to connect you with them. Contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. today at (954) 845-0535 or by emailing to schedule your free consultation.

We will direct you toward appropriate local resources that can help you deal with being the victim of a crime. We also will advise you on whether you may have a valid premises liability claim against a property owner as well as the potential value of your claim.

Client Reviews

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User