Victims of violent crimes, negligent security?

Did you know that if you are the victim of a violent crime while on someone else’s property you may have a claim against the property owner for not providing adequate security?

In Florida all property owners owe all guests a safe crime free environment.  Its this duty that creates a victim’s right to fail a claim for negligent security.  As attorneys one of the main factors we look at to determine if the land owner did enough is the crime grid or crime history of location as well as the security or other crime prevention that was in place when the crime took place. 

You would be surprised how what seems to be a safe area has an extensive crime history as well as how much of an impact on crime suppression cameras, extra lighting, security guards, off duty police officers or other law enforcement, and even extra employees can have.  If you have been the victim of an intentional crime or intentional tort, contact the law firm of Donaldson & Weston at 772-600-8707 or 561-299-3999.

Our officers are in Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida.  We serve Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Counties.