Negligent Security

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Innocent Brevard County residents are the victims of crime every day. Many crimes committed against these individuals could have been avoided through proper security. Property owners have a number of duties that they must practice to keep others safe from harm. This harm includes criminal assault and battery. If they fail to warn visitors of danger or take adequate safety measures, they can be held liable for negligent security.

For over 30 years, the personal injury attorneys at Douglas R. Beam P.A., have represented crime victims who were injured because property owners failed to provide proper security. With over $1 Billion Dollars in settlements and verdicts, we know that these cases are often very complex, and commonly involve:

- Inadequate lighting

- Inadequate parking lot surveillance

- Forced entry

- Negligent hotel security

- Negligent hiring

- Attacks in elevators and stairwells

- Landlord liability

- Negligent bank / ATM kiosk security

- Negligent theme park security

- Negligent college campus and dorm room security

- Negligent shopping mall security

- Negligent sports stadium security

- Negligent hospital security

- Negligent nursing home, assisted living residence security

We are experienced personal injury lawyers who understand the trauma that victims of crime experience after an incident. We are dedicated to holding those responsible for your injuries financially liable for the damages you have suffered.

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Regarded Nationally for Personal Injury Law

The team at Douglas R. Beam P.A. knows how intense the pain and suffering is from individuals who have suffered from negligent security. Our decades of winning favorable verdicts in premises liability, wrongful death and fall accidents has given our team strong insight into negligence lawsuits. These accidents can lead to emergency room visits, lasting pain, medical needs, and economic hardships. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping victims heal and get to the best recovery possible. Our clients receive 3x more than what they're offered before we're hired.

Negligent security cases are complex, which is why we offer a free and fast consultation. Our personal injury lawyers are available to meet in-office, virtually, at the hospital or at your home. Our firm uses our broad resources, our deep connections and our relationships with skilled investigators and evidence experts to put together an in-depth and compelling case for compensation. Whether through settlement or trial, our team knows how to take a case from start to close. Our approach has led to regular multi-million dollar verdicts and our two leading attorneys, Doug Beam and Riley Beam, being listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers nationally.

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“Riley Beam is one of the most respected people I know, his knowledge base of law and the community issues is something that I value and appreciate. If you are looking for someone with great integrity to represent you or those closest to you that may need his services you will not be disappointed.”

- Denene C.

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Clients Recovered Millions in Settlements and Verdicts

Our firm has helped clients recover over a million dollars in negligent security cases.
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Negligent Security Lawyer?

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help

Every year in every case we try, we are shocked to find how little insurance companies want to offer our clients. On average, we find that insurance undervalues injury claims by 2 to 100 times what we get for our client. It’s a broad spectrum, but it proves a point.

Most people don’t understand how badly insurance is setting them up for the future.

The majority of negligent security incidents that take place every day are rarely understood for how devastating they can be for victims. An injury compiled with the trauma of a criminal attack can lead to lasting pain and suffering. To make matters worse, insurance is known for fighting negligence lawsuits. When it is time for insurance companies to fulfill their duty, they are often more focused on revenue than helping the injured.

The top insurance companies made over $300,000,000,000 in 2019 by making sure they were paying out claims that were favorable to them. Great personal injury lawyers know the tricks of the insurance companies. At Douglas R. Beam P.A., our personal injury lawyers have brought in over $1,000,000,000 in settlements and verdicts and helped our clients, on average, receive 3x what they’re offered before our firm is hired.

From getting medical bills covered to planning for life after a brain injury, if you’ve suffered from negligent security you should speak with a Melbourne, Florida personal injury lawyer. Do this as quickly as possible. Once your injury takes place, insurance is measuring your actions and working to make sure they pay you the least amount of money possible for your recovery. If you have been in an accident caused by negligent security and are curious if your case is a good one, contact us for a free consultation!

What to Do After a Negligent Security Accident

Injuries from a criminal attack are almost never anticipated. These serious injuries can take a huge toll financially, physically, and emotionally. In the aftermath of abuse lawyers may suggest many things, but we have found the following tips will get you on the track to a speedy recovery.

DIAL 911

Call 911 immediately. Ask any officers that may show up for a copy of a report. Your accident lawyer will use it to prepare a lawsuit.


Make sure that you and any other parties are receiving the level of care required. Provide responders detailed information on the accident and any symptoms that you are experiencing. Most people underestimate how bad their injuries are after an incident because of the post-accident adrenaline rush. Get an exam from your doctor and follow all doctors’ orders for treatment. You’ll heal more quickly and you cannot be blamed by insurance for not taking your doctor’s advice.


Begin gathering evidence. Take pictures and videos of the scene and yourself. Make sure everything is documented. Your lawyer will examine this information to collect critical information about how the slip and fall injury happened.


Keep a tight rein on what you say to the other parties involved in the fall, to bystanders, and to insurance agents. Any admission of fault could leave you without a chance in your lawsuit.


Our law office has handled wrongful death, nursing home abuse, brain injury, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, work injuries and a number of other negligence lawsuits in the Central Florida area for decades. Our legal team has experience and Millions of Dollars in results. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to assure you will be taken care of during your case.

What Type of Personal Injury Lawyer Should You Hire?

These three characteristics are a must-have for a personal injury lawsuit.

Know Their Results

Find a personal injury lawyer who has a history of winning negligence lawsuits. These attorneys will understand your injury lawsuit, your pain and suffering and how your life has changed. Additionally, the right personal injury lawyer will understand your medical needs and the impact of the injuries on your personal and work life.

Contingency Fee Only

Good personal injury lawyers bet on themselves. The way they do that is through contingency fees. All that means is that you don’t pay any money up front. Standard contingency fees are 33.33% of whatever insurance rewards.

They Go to Trial

The majority of cases in great law firms settle. Why? Because insurance is terrified of going to court against great attorneys. Trials are expensive and time-consuming. Insurance companies fear attorneys that have the resources, experience and know how to beat them soundly in court.

In a perfect world, when a premises liability case takes place, we should be able to trust our insurance company to put our lives back together. Unfortunately, most insurance companies make their money by underpaying victims of serious injury. When a personal injury lawyer represents a fall victim, the negligence lawyer will know how to deal with insurance companies so that they fulfill their obligations. The personal injury lawyers at Douglas R. Beam P.A. can evaluate your negligence lawsuit during the initial consultation and map out a plan that details the medical bills, emergency room visits, lost wages, and other monetary damages you are owed as a result of the accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Accountable in a Negligent Security Case?

In most circumstances, the owner or operator of a property is the one who is accountable for the safety of the business, patrons or other invitees. Negligence lawsuits are rarely, if ever, filed against the perpetrator of a crime. A third party is held responsible instead of the attacker.

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security is a type of premises liability case that is focused on compensating victims of crimes or violent acts. In a negligent security case, the personal injury lawyer argues that the owner of a property is liable for a criminal injury that took place on that property and that they owe the victim compensation for their pain and suffering.

How Do You Prove a Negligent Security Claim?

To prove a negligent security claim, a personal injury lawyer must be able to prove the following:

1. The victim of a criminal attack invited the property or was authorized to be on the property.

2. The owner of the property, either legally or contractually, owed a duty to make the premises safe for the victim.

3. The property owner failed in its duties to provide the victim with reasonably safe premises and did not protect the victim from the criminal actions of a third party.

4. The attack - the crime - would not have occurred if the Defendant fulfilled its legal or contractual duty to provide adequate security.

Proving this can often be complex. It is important that you find an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you navigate these complex types of cases.

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For over three decades, our firm has protected injury victims throughout Melbourne, Florida and Central Florida by winning compensation for their losses. The expertise that our personal injury lawyers possess and our record of successfully representing clients has allowed our firm to become a leading Brevard County personal injury law firm.

If you or a loved one has experienced pain and suffering due to negligent security, contact our offices today for a free case review. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at or fill out the simple form below.

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