Broward County Negligent Security Lawyer
Were you a victim of a crime in Broward County because the property or business you were on failed to provide safety security measures? If you believe inadequate security resulted in a serious crime contact a Broward County negligent security attorney at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Our premises liability lawyers have over 50 years of experience helping crime victims throughout Broward County. In case after case, we have held property owners and business operators responsible for their negligent and careless acts for their failure to keep their premises safe. From apartment shootings in Broward to bar fights, night club assaults, and other violent crime our lawyers are here to help.
To learn more about how our Broward County, Florida negligent security lawyers can help contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905. Or contact us through our online form, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our legal staff is standing by and ready to answer questions about your case.
A negligent security lawyer in Broward County will review your case facts and advise you about your rights and remedies available in order to pursue compensation for your injuries.What is Negligent Security?
Negligence security arises when a property owner fails to implement and maintain safety and security measures in response to foreseeable crime on property of others. A failure to have maintained safety and security measures in public and private places where customers, tenants, and guests are at risk for becoming a victim of a crime, such as assault and battery, robbery, and rape can result in legal and financial responsibility. Through a personal injury lawsuit and principles under Florida common law negligence theories, property owners, building managers, and others can be held financially responsible for criminal acts of third parties. For over the last four decades, Gerson & Schwartz attorneys have helped countless crime victims in Broward County and other areas of South Florida.
Consultations are free and there are no attorney’s fees unless we collect.
If you were injured in a crime and it appears the owner or operator failed to provide safety or security measures resulting in a violent crime, such an assault, battery, rape, or wrongful death do not delay. Contact a negligent security lawyer in Broward at Gerson & Schwartz PA at (305) 371-6000.
HOW TO PROVE A LEGAL CLAIM FOR NEGLIGENT SECURITY IN BROWARD
- The property owner owed you a duty of care;
- The property owner failed to uphold that duty of care by not maintaining adequate safety and security measures; and
- You were injured due to a foreseeable crime including serious bodily harm or death.
By establishing these elements, we will demand you receive fair compensation for your injuries through a premises liability lawsuit or insurance claim.Negligent Security and Crime in Broward County
Broward County is the second most populous county in Florida and the 17th most populous county in the U.S. The county has a population of more than 1.95 million people, and it is one of the three counties that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which has a population of more than 6.198 million people.
Broward County has 31 municipalities, including 24 incorporated cities, like Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, and Deerfield Beach. The county has several colleges, universities, and technical schools. It has the second largest school district in the state behind Miami-Dade district, and the sixth largest school district in the nation.
It is serviced by Broward County Transit, Tri-Rail, Sun Trolley, Amtrak, and Virgin Trains U.S. It also is accessible from I-95, I-75, I-595/Port Everglades Expressway, the Florida Turnpike, SR 821/Homestead Extension, and State Road 869/Sawgrass Expressway.
Broward County is full of busy, active communities, which are home to many apartment buildings, condos and high rises, hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, clubs, large box stores, smaller retailers, and mom-and-pop shops.
The owners of all of these places are responsible for keeping social guests and paying customers safe based on Florida’s premises liability law. This includes providing security when crime is an issue. Property owners need to be aware of crimes that typically occur in the area surrounding their property and take steps to prevent their customers or guests from becoming victims of that crime.
If you were injured in a crime and believe the property owner failed to reasonably protect you, call our Broward County negligent security lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz PA at (305) 371-6000.Broward County Negligent Security Lawyers and Florida Premises Liability Laws
A property owner’s duty to provide reasonable security arises from Florida’s premises liability law. Under Florida law, property owners owe invitees and licensees a duty of care. Invitees, which are business guests, are owned the highest duty of care. Property owners can be held responsible for dangerous conditions that they knew or should have known about and the injuries those conditions cause. Licensees, which are social guests, are owed the second highest duty of care. Property owners must keep guests reasonably safe from hazards the owners actually know about.
Keeping patrons, tenants, and social guests safe includes taking reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable crime. In other words, installing and maintaining appropriate security measures, such as:
- Securing the property through fences or gates
- Negligent Crowd Control
- Failing to hire safety and security personnel to protect and deter crime
- Locking gates and doors
- Access requiring key, card, or code entry
- Inadequate Lighting
- Video surveillance
- Negligent or Careless Acts of security personnel, such as guards or bouncers
- Inadequately trained security personnel and security managers
- Failing to identify a specific risk of harm evidenced through a pattern of conduct on the premises
If you were injured in a crime on someone else’s property, we recommend you contact a Broward County negligent security attorney at Gerson & Schwartz PA today. Our attorneys will investigate what happened to you and analyze the property’s criminal history and safety and security measures.Got Questions? Call a Broward County Inadequate Security Lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Today (877) 475-2905
If you have questions about negligent security claims in Florida and whether you have the right to pursue compensation for your crime-related injuries, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with a negligent security lawyer in Broward County. You can reach us at (954) 845-0535, or toll free at (877) 475-2905.