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Negligent Security

Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Attorneys

Representing Clients in Negligent Security Cases

elderly security guard on an escalatorThese types of accidents fall under the realm of premises liability and occurs when a property owner fails to provide proper security in a place that is known to be unsafe, such as a parking garage, ATM, mall parking lot, dark alley, or other known hazardous area. An example of this would be if multiple thefts, assaults, rapes or even murders were committed by third parties on the same property, then the property owner is responsible for taking certain security precautions. When they fail to meet these requirements and you or a family member is injured, the property owner and other responsible parties should be held responsible.

If you or a family member was attacked, violated, or injured because of negligent security, reach out to a Fort Lauderdale negligent security lawyer at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. immediately. We have years of experience handling premises liability actions, including negligent security cases and we pride ourselves on our ability to give each client the time and attention they need while aiding them in getting the reimbursement they deserve.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our negligent security attorneys in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 833-7044 or contact us online today.

Examples of Negligent Security

There are a variety of different ways an apartment complex, store, or workplace can fail to maintain proper security measure:

  • Failing to install, monitor, or keep security cameras in working order
  • Failing to post proper warning signs in hazardous areas
  • Failing to retain a properly-trained security patrol
  • Failing to properly light up dark areas at night
  • Failing to install an emergency alarm system to alert emergency responders
  • Failure to respond to an emergency call or security alert

Unsure whether your accident was a result of poor security? Discuss your accident with our negligent security accident lawyers in a complimentary case evaluation.

What is "Foreseeability of Harm" in a Negligent Security Case?

"Foreseeability of harm" in regards to negligent security means that the victim must prove that the defendant should have reasonably known that their act of negligence could result in someone else's injury. For example, if an apartment owner failed to install smoke detectors in their apartments, they should expect that this could potentially lead to burn or smoke inhalation injuries for tenants who do not receive an alert when there is a fire in their home.

In most cases, the injured party must prove foreseeability of harm in order to win compensation for their injuries.

What Do Negligent Security Attorneys Do?

A negligent security lawyer in Fort Lauderdale should have the experience and access to resources necessary to assist you in getting the reimbursement you deserve. A great deal of investigation into the history of the property, security measures (or lack thereof) taken by the property owner, how the assault occurred and who was responsible is required to prove a negligent security case. Having a premises liability negligent security lawyer on your side who has handled cases such as yours and achieved results is crucial.

When you call Ginnis & Krathen,P.A., you will speak with an experienced negligent security lawyer who has successfully represented clients in all realms of premises liability, including negligent security. You will be given personal time and care; you will be guided through the legal process and you will be treated with the utmost respect.

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Millions of Dollars Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000

    We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.

  • Slip & Fall $2,950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.

  • Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000

    A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.

  • Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation,  we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.

  • Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.

  • Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000

    While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.

  • Auto Sideswipe $650,000

    Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.


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