From a lack of security guards, poor lighting, broken gates, locks or security cameras, a number of factors can make a property unsafe. It is a property owner’s duty to provide for reasonable security to protect customers from foreseeable crime and to fix dangerous conditions on the property.
If you are the victim of a crime at someone’s property, you may have a negligent security claim, and you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner, property management company or security company.
When crime occurs at apartment complexes, commercial strip centers, shopping malls, hotels, bars and clubs, universities and colleges, gated communities, the landlords, property managers and security companies can be held accountable if they fail to provide reasonable safety.
In these cases they are responsible if a guest is injured, or if they fail to provide adequate security and a guest is attacked.
Negligent security verdicts and settlements can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the level of negligence by the property owner, but as experienced attorneys who always have our clients interests in mind, the team at Gold & Gold is invested in helping you receive the high dollar outcome you deserve.
When negligent security results in traumatic injury, our negligent security lawyers fight for our clients’ rights and hold people accountable. Our firm reached a $4.5 million settlement to compensate a young woman who was shot in the face while in a parking lot of a commercial strip mall.
Our attorneys alleged that the mall security was negligent, because the evidence established that the security guard on dutyhad the opportunity to watch a physical struggle in the parking lot for approximately 20 minutes, but was ill equipped to do anything to stop it. He was not provided with mace, weapons, or even a phone to contact the authorities.
Our negligent security attorneys alleged that he was a “scarecrow” security guard providing no actual security whatsoever. The 20-minute physical altercation resulted in our client being shot in the face, requiring extensive reconstructive surgery and living with physical deformities and the memory of this nightmare experience for the rest of her life.
Our firm co-counseled a trial resulting in the second largest verdict at the time in Clay County, Florida. $2.66 Million Verdict for the family of a victim who was shot and killed during a home burglary inside a gated community.
Our attorney’s investigated and uncovered that the entry gate to the gated community had been in disrepair and would not function properly. The Home Owner’s Association and Management Company made a decision to leave the gate open and not provide any security to check who was entering the community.
The attorney’s at Gold & Gold, P.A. alleged that the decision to provide open access to this community that was typically secured with a gate was an open invitation to criminals, and allowed for armed burglars to access the community and ultimately shoot and kill a home owner.
The negligent security attorneys at Gold & Gold craft strong premises liability and negligent security cases based on robust investigation tailored to industry standards, safety standards, and common sense to address each specific dangerous and unsafe condition that may have contributed to your injury.
Many large corporations make it difficult to obtain records pertaining to inspection and maintenance and security policies and procedures, surveillance data and recordings, and other key data required to prove negligent security cases.
Our law firm is committed to keeping the pressure on these defendants and compelling them to produce all crucial information and documentation.
From the beginning of each negligent security case, our attorneys independently investigate each case, which may include the following information collection:
- Police Investigation
- Historical Police Crime Grids of the property
- CrimeCast Reporting
- Surveillance Camera System Analysis
- Property Search Information
- Public Record Searches
- Criminal Background Searches
- TV and Newspaper stories of the incident or property in question
- Witness interviews
- Security Policy & Procedure Manuals
Negligent security cases and premises liability claims are all unique. If you have been a victim of a crime and suffered an injury on someone else’s property as a result of unsafe conditions, the attentive, experienced attorneys at Gold & Gold want to fight for you. Contact our negligent security attorneys today.