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Miami Beach Negligent Security Attorneys

If you were the victim of a crime on another person or business’s, call a Miami Beach negligent security lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. today. Property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises for their customers, clients, and social guests. This duty requires more than maintaining the physical quality of the space. It also pertains to protecting guests from crime that may be perpetrated on the property.

Property owners who know there is a risk of certain types of crime on their premises must take reasonable steps to guard against those crimes. If, in your case, you believe the property owner did not take the appropriate steps to protect you, then you should talk with us right away.

Gerson & Schwartz P.A. can investigate and analyze your case. When appropriate, we can help you pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. To learn more, call us at (877) 475-2905 to schedule your free consultation.

Where Security Matters in Miami Beach, Florida

You may wonder where security is important in Miami Beach, and the answer is: almost everywhere. Miami Beach is a popular resort town. It is located on an island off the coast of mainland Florida, surrounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 92,300 people, but each year, millions of tourists descend on the island to enjoy the resorts, beaches, restaurants, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, arts, and history. All of these factors and others give rise to a need for security against theft, violent crimes, sexual assault, and other offenses.

The owners and managers of resorts, hotels, motels, and short-term rentals in Miami Beach all need to be aware of what constitutes appropriate security measures. During summer, spring break, and other busy seasons, tourists and service workers are particularly at risk for being victimized. These establishments need to install and maintain adequate security measures that not only reduce the risk of crime, but also provide means of identifying offenders if a crime is committed.

Owners and managers of restaurants, bars, and clubs should also be wary of crime on their premises. Alcohol makes people less vigilant about their surroundings and company. Criminals often target people at establishments where they have been drinking.

Essentially, anywhere Miami Beach residents or tourists face a significant risk of crime, property owners need to implement appropriate security. Failing to do so could result in a property owner being liable for a crime victim’s injuries.

If you were hurt in a crime in Miami Beach, and you believe it was because of the property owner’s lack of security measures, call our negligent security attorneys in Miami Beach right away.

What is Negligent Security?

What constitutes inadequate security depends on the circumstances. Property owners are required to keep their properties reasonably safe. Therefore, the security measures they should install and maintain depends on the threat of crime in the area of the premises. A neighborhood may face a high risk of theft, burglary, and robbery or property crimes. A club may face a high risk of assault and theft related to drug offenses, alcohol offenses, and sexual assault. Property owners need to respond appropriately to the actual threat in their area.

Appropriate security measures may include:

  • Fencing
  • Locked doors and gates with key or code entry
  • Lighting
  • Security guards
  • Surveillance cameras

After becoming the victim of a crime and suffering an injury, you should talk with our Miami Beach negligent security lawyers about whether the property owner did everything they could to protect you. Our team at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. is highly experienced in investigating inadequate security cases. We will identify the property owner’s duty toward you as a customer or guest, determine the foreseeability of the crime, and analyze the security measures present at the time of the incident. All of this may help us build a case against the property owner.

Proving a Negligent Security Claim

Negligent security can be difficult to prove, which is why we recommend you work with one of our negligent security attorneys in Miami Beach. We have represented accident and crime victims for over 48 years, and we have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to pursue compensation.

To hold a property owner responsible for your injuries resulting from a crime committed on their property, you must establish:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care, which includes providing sufficient security measures.
  • The property owner failed to provide adequate security measures in response to foreseeable crimes in the area.
  • You were injured during a foreseeable crime on the property.
Call Our Miami Beach Negligent Security Lawyers Today

When you are injured in another person or business’s property, and you believe it is because the property owner did not provide a safe environment, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. as soon as possible. Our team has handled negligent security and other premises liability cases for nearly five decades. We will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our bilingual lawyers, call (305) 371-7000 or email us at You also can submit your information through our online form.

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