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Inadequate Security Cases

Personal Injury Practice Area

Our Attorneys

Craig M. Goldenfarb, Esq.

Jorge L. Maxion, Esq.

Rafael J. Roca, Esq.

Marisa E. Zarzeski, Esq.

Aaron D. Neifeld, Esq.

Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq.

Jeffrey D. Kirby, Esq.

Donald W. Vollender, Esq.

Seth W. Patchter, Esq.

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Inadequate or Lack of Security Can Lead to Fatal or Permanent Injuries.

Learn how our lawyers can protect your rights and possibly secure compensation for an injury or shooting that occurred on public or private property.


Unfortunately, we live in a dangerous society, and Florida is no exception. Seriously heinous crimes, such as robbery, fatal and near-fatal shootings, rape, human trafficking, and extremely dangerous drug dealing occur throughout Palm Beach County and the state of Florida. In 2018, Palm Beach County alone suffered 91 murders and 566 rapes, an increase over the previous year. Statewide, rapes and murders increased even while overall crime rates fell. When property owners fail to properly secure their premises, these violent crimes are more likely to occur.

Cases involving negligent security injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • A bar, restaurant, or club fails to provide enough security and patrons are injured when a fight breaks out.
  • A hotel or motel fails to notice the signs of sex trafficking, and victims are trafficked through the hotels.
  • An apartment complex fails to provide adequate security and a resident is assaulted or killed or raped.
  • A store or gas station fails to provide adequate security and a customer is hurt or killed during a robbery.

A negligent security injury can have a serious impact on your life. When an injury does happen, you may have to deal with repeating hospital and doctor visits. If the injury is serious enough, missing work and even the threat of job loss are real possibilities. PTSD is also common in survivors of violent crimes. This is happening while insurance companies are seeking to minimize the compensation they pay out. Our team of negligent security injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand your legal rights and are not only committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible, but helping you recover from your injuries, so your life can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Common Negligent Security Case Types

One common personal injury case relating to inadequate security we often see is that the owners of apartment complexes may be held liable in the event of a shooting, rape, or known drug dealing, or human trafficking. If any of these acts occur and result in permanent or serious injury to the victim, or death, there may be a valid negligent security case against the apartment complex owners.

Often, these owners are actually companies. And very often, we see many of the same companies violating negligent security precautions again and again. We are not afraid to hold these habitual defendants to task for their frequent violations of their duty to keep their residents and customers safe from shootings, rape, and other crimes.

The state of Florida places a burden on the premises or property owner to secure their parking lots, land, buildings, stores, rooms, lobbies, and entire properties, to protect their customers and tenants.

Key methods to secure a property include closed-circuit TVs, fences, guard gates, on-premises security guards, and an alert and attentive owner, property manager, or shift worker. When a terrible act of violence happens, there may be some burden of liability on the property or premises owner, because they may have failed to secure the property adequately.

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Negligent Security Injury Occurrences

There are many types of negligent security incidents, and many different places where people get hurt due to a lack of security. Each situation requires a legal team to take an individual investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of a negligent security injury case from the physical evidence, police report, and even hiring expert witnesses.

There are several kinds of injuries that may happen in a negligent security incident. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle Sprains
  • Fractures, Broken Bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
  • Crushed Trachea/Larynx
  • Catastrophic Injuries
    • Broken Neck
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
    • Paralysis
    • Severe Burns
    • Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
    • Gunshot wounds
    • Death
    • PTSD
    • Pain and Suffering

The negligent security injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.

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Inadequate Security Liability & Damage Recovery

Property and business owners have a responsibility to ensure their property is reasonably safe. This includes taking proper security precautions. If they fail to secure the premises, they are then liable for bodily injury that takes place as a result of their negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered a negligent security injury, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Negligent security personal injury compensation may include:

  • Hospital & Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Cost of Future Care

Don’t expect the insurance company to treat you fairly. It’s important to remember that insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company and are not seeking what is best for their injured clients. It is crucial that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced negligent security personal injury attorney.

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