Negligent Security

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Boca Raton Negligent Security Lawyers

Businesses Should Protect Customers by Securing Their Premises. When They Fail, Call Us.

Poorly lit parking lots, hotels without locks on their outer doors, and other areas without basic precautions may draw criminals looking for easy targets. Commercial landowners must keep visitors safe by taking steps to reduce the risk of violence and crime on their property. Tenants and consumers alike should be able to walk outside without fearing for their safety because a property owner failed to implement appropriate security. This includes gated-communities as well.

Unfortunately, criminal activity is a persistent problem throughout Florida—some places more than others. Especially for businesses or rental properties in high-risk areas, failure to counter this hazard is unacceptable. If you or a loved one was targeted by a criminal while on someone else’s property, ask Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen if you are eligible to file a negligent security claim. Out attorneys can clarify your legal options and offer guidance on your next steps.

Our Boca Raton premises liability lawyers are here to help. Start your negligent security claim today by calling (866) 629-1061 and scheduling a free consultation.

What Does Negligent Security Look Like?

Because negligent security constitutes a lack of effort on the property owner’s part, it is about what has not been done. For example:

  • Defective or missing surveillance cameras in and around a store (including the parking lot)
  • Lack of streetlights in a parking garage or the parking lot of a business that is open after dark
  • Failure to create a policy concerning the duplication and return of keys for a rental property
  • Lack of fencing around an apartment complex in a high-crime neighborhood
  • Unwillingness of security guards to step in to intervene in dangerous situations
  • Lack of bouncers at a bar or club
  • Low or insufficient levels of security/staff at a business or event
  • Lack of metal detectors or other security checks at the entrance to a sporting event or concert
  • Failure to report violent crimes that have occurred on a property
  • Security planning that does not account for an area’s reputation for violence or criminal activity
  • Homeowner Associations not implementing properly security measure to protect residents

Most of us know when we are in dangerous locales and act with more caution. The businesses we visit must do the same. If you were hurt because of a company that failed in one or more of the ways listed above or had another breakdown in its security practices that put you in danger, please reach out to let us know what happened and how we can help you.

Complex and Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Negligent Security

Unfortunately, criminal activity often involves firearms, meaning victims can sustain life-threatening wounds. Assault, especially gun violence, is a leading cause of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. These attacks are also highly distressing and can cause PTSD and other mental and emotional struggles that interfere with your ability to participate in and enjoy your life.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen helps those who suffered severe and life-changing injury find justice. If you or a loved one is in this position, we can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Rehabilitation/therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Decreased earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Though you could file a suit against the criminal who attacked you, they are unlikely to have any assets for you to recover. Therefore, it’s important you take the time to build a strong negligent security claim. Our attorneys have fought many of these lawsuits over the years. We know what it takes to prevail in a complex case.

Filing a Negligent Security Claim

Because there is no empirical threshold a company must (fail to) meet for you to file a negligent security claim, it’s important to have a skilled legal team on your side. Our job is to show the level of security provided was insufficient for the circumstances. Crime rates and other local business’ security measures are two types of evidence for which our team can search.

After an attack or other act of violence, a business owner might update their security practices and policies to dodge liability. This is unfair to you, and it stands in the way of your ability to recover the compensation you need. Our attorneys can launch a thorough investigation to determine what security measures were in place at the time of your attack. We put in the work to make every case we take as strong as possible.

We Fight for Justice in Boca Raton

Our team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen cares deeply about serving our community. We know how unstable your life can seem after a violent attack. This is why we offer compassionate and straightforward guidance to those who seek our help.

Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience, a deep technical understanding of the law and the medical issues that are part of personal injury claims, and a wide network of industry professionals we can call in to testify on your behalf. We have received some of the most prestigious honors in the legal community. If you want a professional, skilled team on your side, do not hesitate to reach out to Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen.

Schedule your free consultation now by contacting us at (866) 629-1061 or online. If you cannot come to our Boca Raton office, we will come to you.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

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