Security Negligence

Florida Crime Victims

As Coral Springs personal injury lawyers, we represent victims of negligent security and who are physically and/or emotionally injured or killed as a result of rapes, muggings, robberies, assaults, shootings and other crimes in South Florida. When places such as hotels and motels, shopping centers, malls, apartment complexes and condominiums, nightclubs, restaurants, clubs, and other privately owned properties fail to provide adequate security measures to protect patrons or people lawfully on their property, a victim of a crime, or in the case of wrongful death, their family members, may have a case for negligent security.

Amongst the numerous cases we have handled, our law firm is presently handling a Fort Lauderdale security negligence case involving two women who were stabbed at a nightclub on Broward Boulevard. Had this club adequately screened patrons for weapons, this incident would likely have never occurred. Clubs with a history of violation should clearly have security procedures to check for weapons being brought into establishments, particularly where large numbers of people gather, and where alcohol is served. As a result of the inadequate security at the downtown Ft. Lauderdale nightclub, our clients suffered personal injuries and damages including:

  • Serious bodily harm
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental Anguish
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Inconvenience
  • Medical Expenses, loss of income

Our firm also represented the victim of security negligence at a racetrack in Hallandale, Florida. This particular case of inadequate security involved a groom who, while working for a horse trainer at the race track, was hit over the head with an ax, rendering him blind and with other serious injuries. Our law firm sued the race track for inadequate security and reached a settlement which provided security for him for the rest of his life. For more information on this case, please visit the Verdicts and Settlements section on our website. As a result of handling the first case, we were also hired to represent another person who was beaten there as a result of inadequate security. The horse track refused to voluntarily pay on that case, so we had to go to trial, where we were successful and obtained a verdict in favor of the injured victim.

Another security negligence case we have handled involves three elderly clients who were robbed and severely beaten by unknown assailants after exiting the vehicle they were in and walking in the parking lot of a restaurant on Oakland Park Boulevard. We obtained a recovery for all three of them after filing a lawsuit against the restaurant.

We also represented a woman whose vehicle was essentially carjacked while she made a bank deposit at a shopping center in Margate, Florida. After filing the lawsuit, the shopping center paid to settle the case.

Factors we use to determine whether to take a negligent security case include:

  1. The extent of the injury
  2. The foreseeability of criminal activity
  3. The preventability of the crime had reasonable security been provided

To investigate whether to handle a case, our firm obtains a history from the surrounding local police departments to ascertain whether similar incidents have occurred on or near the property. Prior similar incidents help to establish foreseeability of the crime, which may be essential to prove a case of negligent security.

Inadequate Security Lawsuit

Filing a security negligence lawsuit for inadequate security helps compel property owners to adequately improve their security for the safety of their patrons, and may entitle the victim to monetary compensation.

The Coral Springs security negligence attorneys at Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez have experience in conducting extensive investigations in inadequate security cases.

We are dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of crime and injury victims, while additionally holding the negligent parties accountable.

If you, a friend, or family member has been injured due to inadequate security at a business or privately owned property, contact us for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have experience representing Florida crime victims, and would be pleased to help fight for your rights. Call us to schedule your free consultation at 954-255-7000 or toll-free at 1-877-853-7466.