At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Florida premises liability lawyers have successfully handled many cases for injury clients involving inadequate security, including cases where our clients were injured in crimes that were committed in nightclubs, apartments, senior homes, and shopping malls because the owners or persons in charge of a premise or business did not provide the required or necessary security. Our Ft. Lauderdale premises liability lawyers will do what we can to obtain your compensation for your injuries either by negotiating a settlement for you or filing a lawsuit against any negligent parties.
Premises Liability Law
In Florida, a victim of a crime can choose to sue the premise owner, business owner, or landlord of a property if the person in charge of the premise either knew or should have known that a crime could occur on the property. It is the responsibility of the owner or manager of a business or building where people live, visit, shop, or do business to make sure that there is adequate security on a premise.
For example, if an apartment complex in Miami is located in a high risk crime area, then the owner of the building, the leasing company, or the landlord should ensure that there are proper security systems in place, such as solid locks, burglar alarms, proper lighting, security cameras, controlled access entry ways, proper fencing, or security personnel.
Inadequate Security Injuries
Crimes that can be committed on a premise where security is inadequate include rape, burglary, muggings, homicide, physical assault, and sexual assault. Broken bones, sexual assault injuries, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death are just some of the many personal injuries that can occur on a premise because of inadequate security.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale-area inadequate security attorneys know how to determine whether there has been a history of similar crimes in the area where the assault took place. If necessary, we will contact the local police department to find out about crime statistics for the last three years.
If the property manager, premise owner, or business owner had “constructive notice” that injury or death could occur but did not take the proper safety and preventive measures, he or she can be held liable for personal injury compensation. Recovery may include medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, psychological and emotional trauma, loss, and future medical or rehabilitative care.
Our Florida personal injury attorneys will work with a team of very qualified premises liability experts that know how to determine whether the owner or manager of a premise could have done anything to prevent your injuries from occurring.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is committed to providing our inadequate security clients with zealous and strategic representation. We will do everything we can to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your case. Our South Florida personal injury lawyers represent premises liability clients who have been injured on public and private property in Weston, Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere in Palm Beach County, Dade County, Broward County, and throughout Florida.
Please give us a call if you were injured because there wasn’t proper security at an ATM machine site, motel, hotel, restaurant, convenience store, parking lot, nightclub, bar, retirement home, amusement park, office building, or shopping mall in Florida.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. We have law offices that are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.