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Negligent security lawyer in West Palm Beach - Florida attorneys who help victims of assaults, attacks

You have a right to be kept safe when you are a customer or visitor on someone's property. When a business owner or landlord neglects to provide a reasonable level of security for the property and you are injured in a criminal attack, you may be entitled to pursue a negligent security lawsuit. Sometimes, a property owner is aware that criminal activity takes place on the premises, but fails to take action to protect visitors.

A serious attack, such as a rape, shooting or stabbing, can result in a criminal case as well as a civil case in which the victim can pursue compensation for losses, such as medical bills, pain and suffering and lost time from work.

A negligent security, or inadequate security case, may originate in an everyday location, such as:

  • ATM kiosk
  • College dorm room
  • Bar or restaurant
  • Shopping mall
  • Elevator and stairwell
  • Parking lot or parking garage
  • Hotels
  • Gas stations

When we represent victims of negligent security, we examine all the possible factors that may have contributed to the criminal activity. A case may involve inadequate parking lot surveillance or lighting, landlord liability, or negligent bank or ATM kiosk security.

Depending on how the property is used, property owners may need to take several steps to ensure safety. We typically raise questions about steps the property owner took, or didn't take, to ensure safety:

  • Lighting should be bright enough to discourage crime
  • Video cameras should work and be monitored
  • Security guards may need to actively patrol the property
  • Locks should be secure

Our Florida injury attorneys have the experience victims need to get the results they deserve, wherever they are injured, from West Palm Beach to Miami-Dade and Broward.

How a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can help

If you were injured and sustained losses, please contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. Call (800) 608-2965. Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., may be able to help you by putting our experience and resources to work. Our seasoned attorneys fight aggressively for clients who are victims of negligent security. Let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve.