Businesses must take reasonable measures to ensure their property is safe for its guests. Unfortunately, there are too many instances where, as a result of inadequate security, an innocent person becomes a victim of a shooting, kidnapping, violent assault, or similar serious crime.
Goldberg Noone attorneys handle negligent security cases all over the state of Florida. Once we begin, we hire investigators to canvas the area, identify witnesses, obtain surveillance videos, and locate any other evidence helpful to prove your case. What we often find is a significant prior history of criminal activity on or near a certain property, yet little or nothing was done to make sure the business guests are kept safe from this foreseeable crime. On many occasions, apartment complexes, shopping plazas, hotels, banks, strip clubs, have been the scene of violent crimes before the incident involving our client, but its owners or managers deny knowledge of the history and claim their lack of security was reasonable.
If as a result of this inaction, you or a loved one becomes a victim of a violent crime, you may have a claim.
Business owners and event organizers, who anticipate attendance by the public, must undertake all reasonable measures to make sure their invitees are safe. While making a business profit, they must also be held accountable for any failures to take reasonable measures to guard for the safety of their guests. If an owner or management company fails to maintain adequate security measures, lighting, fences, surveillance cameras, or other safety precautions and someone is hurt, the insurance companies for these property owners or management companies are responsible.
There are several ways that negligent or inadequate security can be a key factor in a personal injury lawsuit:
Inadequate lighting in a parking lot
Broken or missing security cameras
Unlocked, missing, or damaged entry gates
Inadequate or non-existent security personnel
Improperly trained or improperly supervised security personnel
Non-existent or missing security access code door locks
A violent crime can happen anywhere. Below are some instances where negligent or inadequate security can be proven by the Goldberg Noone attorneys:
- An apartment complex's fence or gates are broken and nothing is done to limit access to potential criminals.
- A hotel does nothing to repair a broken key card access panel on a door, allowing anyone to get into the building without permission.
- A business fails to screen its employees and allows an employee with a violent criminal history to interact with its guests.
- An apartment complex has broken security cameras, making it attractive to criminals.
- A shopping plaza's lights don't turn on at night, and a mall employee gets attacked in the dark on the way to her car after work.
Nightclubs, hotels, apartment complexes, banks, convenient stores, and gas stations are the most common sites of criminal attacks. Many bank ATMs are located along a side wall of a building without adequate lighting or security cameras. Gas stations with inadequate security are magnets to thugs who are looking to commit an assault or steal money. In many instances, businesses provide a secure, locked environment for their employees after a certain hour of night, but provide no security for its customers.
The negligent security attorneys at Goldberg Noone, LLC, have successfully represented victims and their families who have lost their lives or suffered serious injuries as a result of a criminal attack. Criminal attacks, including sexual assault, shooting or stabbing, assault, robbery and even murder can be a result of negligent or inadequate security.
We assist our clients in obtaining a financial settlement to help pay for mental anguish, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our law firm has been fighting for victims' legal rights for a combined 80 years – we know how to maximize our collaboration with law enforcement, security industry consultants, and private investigators to make sure the property owners, management companies, and their insurance providers are held responsible for their negligence.
One simple phone call to 239-461-5508 will allow you to speak to one of our negligent security attorneys, at no cost to you. There is never any financial obligation to you unless we successfully recover a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf. If you prefer, you can fill out this simple form, and an attorney will contact you immediately.
We, at The Goldberg Law Firm, are dedicated to standing up for the rights and protection of victims of negligence and to seeing justice done. We will continue to direct our combined knowledge, determination, and drive to the limits for each and every one of our clients.
The results are record-breaking jury verdicts, real relationships with our clients, and legislative breakthroughs