Were you hurt in Boca Raton, FL, because a business owner had inadequate security measures in place on the premises? Property owners have a duty to keep guests and visitors safe from crime and other foreseeable dangers. A Boca Raton negligent security lawyer at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Since we opened our doors in 1996, we’ve dedicated our entire practice to personal injury law. We’ve helped countless clients and recovered tens of millions of dollars over the years.
Why Should I Call Hollander Law Firm, P.A. for Help With My Negligent Security Case in Boca Raton?
The consequences of any injury can be devastating. When you’re attacked, you may be overwhelmed by physical and emotional pain and financial struggles related to your injuries. You deserve fair compensation to help you get back on your feet again.
Negligent property owners won’t want to take responsibility for their actions. However, if you were hurt because they failed to provide adequate security, they can be on the hook for damages–even if you were hurt because of a third party’s criminal acts.
Our experienced Boca Raton personal injury lawyers can help you hold all responsible parties accountable for your losses. That’s what we’ve been doing for over two decades.
Hiring Hollander Law Firm, P.A. means you’ll have a lawyer to:
- Locate the strong evidence you need to support your claim
- Identify all responsible parties
- Retain experts and specialists to calculate the fair value of your personal injury claim
- Defend you if the insurance company blames you for your injuries
We have more than 28 years of experience protecting the rights of injured parties. When you call us for help, we’ll put our proven track record of experience to work for you.
Our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys will handle all negotiations with defense attorneys and insurance companies to help you secure a full financial recovery. To learn more, all you have to do is call for a free case review.
What is My Boca Raton Negligent Security Case Worth?
The money you recover by filing a personal injury lawsuit can make a world of difference in the months and years to come. However, to recover full compensation, you have to understand what your personal injury case is worth. Speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to assess the value of your case.
Key factors that will determine the value of your case include:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- The duration and cost of your medical treatment
- The amount of your pain and suffering (emotional and physical)
- Any changes to your daily life that are related to your injuries
It’s important to build a strong case before you start negotiating with the insurance company. Once you sign on the dotted line, the responsible party is off the hook for any additional damages.
At Hollander Law Firm, P.A., our goal is to maximize your financial settlement. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can put our experience and resources to work in your case.
Can I Sue My Attacker for Damages?
You have the right to sue your attacker for damages even if they’re facing criminal charges. However, it’s often the property owner who will ultimately have the funds to pay damages.
Under Florida premises liability laws, all parties whose acts contributed to your injuries can be held liable.
That might include:
- Cruise ships
- Sports complexes
- Entertainment venues
- Schools and universities
- Parking garages
- Parking lots
- Store owners
- Office complexes
- And more
Often, more than one person is responsible. Each party can be held liable for their proportionate share of the damages under Florida comparative fault laws.
At Hollander Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers will work hard to identify all parties who share blame for your injuries. We’ll demand fair compensation from each and every party. That way, you’ll greatly increase your chances of walking away with the highest settlement or verdict possible.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Negligent Security?
There are two basic types of damages under Florida personal injury laws: punitive damages and compensatory damages. Courts rarely award punitive damages, but they may be available to punish your attacker in a negligent security case.
In most cases, victims are awarded compensatory damages to cover their losses. Compensatory damages include economic damages and non-economic damages.
Examples of economic damages include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Counseling and psychological counseling
- Property damage
If you were seriously hurt, your non-economic damages can represent a large portion of your settlement.
Victims of assault may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Our legal team will work closely with respected experts and specialists in South Florida. With their insight, we’ll be better prepared to demand the full compensation you deserve.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries
Attack victims can suffer serious injuries. If you were injured, our attorneys at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. are here to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
We often represent injured parties who have sustained:
- Cuts and puncture wounds
- Gun shot wounds
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Severe burn injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Our lawyers in Boca Raton will gladly sit down with you to discuss options in your case. Regardless of your injuries, we can help you understand your legal rights and develop a plan to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Overview of the Negligent Security Laws in Boca Raton, Florida
Negligent security is a type of premises liability. Premises liability laws hold property owners accountable when their negligence causes someone else to get hurt.
Under Florida law, business owners have a legal duty to take reasonable precautions to keep customers and visitors safe. That includes providing security to protect them from a reasonably foreseeable risk of criminal activity in the area.
A “negligent security claim” gives injured parties a legal way to hold owners accountable for inadequate security measures that facilitated their attacker’s behavior.
How Do I Know Whether I Have a Valid Negligent Security Case in Florida?
Not every person who is assaulted on someone else’s property has a valid negligent security case. To recover damages, you’ll have to prove that the property owner was negligent.
In other words, you’ll have to establish:
- The property owner owed you a legal duty of care
- You were the victim of some type of reasonably foreseeable criminal activity
- The property owner failed to provide adequate security that might have protected you
Business owners aren’t always required to install security. Security measures are only necessary if the risk of criminal activity or violence is reasonably foreseeable. In other words, what constitutes “adequate security” varies from case to case.
Some indicators that crimes were reasonably foreseeable include:
- Statistics on high crime rates in the neighborhood
- A prior history of violence on the property
- Whether the type of business is a frequent target of crimes (pawn shops, banks, etc.)
- Whether the nature of the business tends to create a risk of violent behavior (night clubs, bars, etc.)
All of these factors can provide evidence that the business owner could have foreseen the likelihood of violence and taken steps to prevent it.
To establish negligence, you’ll also be required to prove that the security measures in place were inadequate.
You may have a valid claim for negligent security if the business owner failed to:
- Install security cameras
- Hire security guards
- Provide adequate lighting in areas surrounding the establishment
- Install security fences or locked gates
- Properly train staff
- Install metal detectors
Property owners should take reasonable steps to keep visitors safe from known threats. If you believe you were a victim of negligent security, call our law offices today. Our Boca Raton negligent security attorneys would be happy to sit down and review your case for free.
How Long Do I Have to File a Negligent Security Lawsuit in Florida?
You don’t have unlimited time to take legal action. The statute of limitations in Florida personal injury cases is four years. Victims have four years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.
While there are some exceptions to this rule, they are rare. If you wait too long, you run the risk of losing your right to compensation.
Contact a Boca Raton Negligent Security Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Were you sexually assaulted, assaulted, or attacked because a business didn’t have adequate security in place? You may have a valid claim for compensation. Call an experienced Boca Raton negligent security lawyer at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. to schedule a free consultation today.