Have you or a loved one been the victim of a crime such as a robbery, assault, sexual assault, shooting, or stabbing in or near an apartment building, condominium building, hotel, public parking lot or garage, retail store, grocery store, bar, club, restaurant, or shopping mall?  You may have a negligent security claim and be entitled to compensation for your personal injury, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Contact The Berman Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

Do not assume that because your incident involved a crime by a third party that you cannot have a personal injury claim against the property owner.  The owners and operators of public places must maintain their facilities in a safe condition in order to deter criminal activity on their property.  They are required to protect the public from suffering personal injury as the result of criminal activity.  Negligent security arises when a property owner or business operator neglect their patron’s safety by failing to have adequate lighting, fencing, gates, cameras, and security guards on their property.  

Negligent security resulting in criminal attacks against patrons of public places occur in South Florida with more frequency than we would like to think. Unfortunately, criminal attacks such as robbery, assault, sexual assault, and murder occur too often at South Florida shopping malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, apartment complexes, hotels, and other public places.  Many of these attacks can be deterred by security measures such as lighting, fencing, gates, cameras, and security guards.  However, many business owners and operators have negligent security measures that are inadequate to deter and prevent crime.

If the owner or operator of a public place fails to protect you from criminal acts you may have a negligent security claim for the personal injury you suffer. You may be entitled to recover money for your medical and mental health care expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  If you are the victim of a criminal attack the most important thing you must do is immediately call 911.  You may need immediate medical attention, and the police need to investigate your attack.  Seek any necessary follow up care, including mental health care to alleviate the psychological trauma suffered by victims of crime.  

If you suffer personal injury from a criminal attack in a public place contact The Berman Law Firm to pursue your negligent security claim.