Broward County Negligent Security Lawyer
Were you a victim of a crime because the property you were on lacked security? If you believe inadequate security resulted in a preventable crime and your injuries, contact a Broward County negligent security attorney at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Our premises liability lawyers have over 48 years of experience helping negligent security and crime victims throughout Broward County. In case after case, we have held property owners responsible for their negligence, for their failure to keep their guests and patrons safe.
Our negligent security lawyers in Broward County are here to review your situation and advise you of your legal options. You may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries.Negligent Security 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 right away.Premises Liability Law
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:
- Locking gates and doors
- Access requiring key, card, or code entry
- Video surveillance
- Security personnel, such as guards or bouncers
- Trained security managers
If you were injured in a crime on someone else’s property, we recommend you contact a Broward County negligent security attorney right away. A lawyer will investigate what happened to you and scrutinize the property’s security measures—or lack thereof.What is Negligent Security?
Negligence security arises when a property owner fails to implement and maintain security measures in response to foreseeable property or violent crime that takes place in the surrounding area. A failure to have appropriate security places customers, tenants, and guests at risk for becoming a victim of a crime, such as assault and battery, robbery, and rape.
If you were injured in a crime and it appears the owner should have had better security in place to protect you, our Broward County negligent security lawyers will fight to prove:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care;
- The property owner failed to uphold that duty of care by not maintaining adequate security measures; and
- You were injured in a foreseeable crime on the property.
By establishing these elements, we will demand you receive fair compensation for your injuries through a premises liability lawsuit or insurance claim.Got Questions? Call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Today
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.