Negligent Security

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Experienced & dedicated, Van Riper Nies attorneys are committed to protecting your rights.

Van Riper Nies represents individuals and families who have suffered an injury or lost loved ones due to the fault of others.  Our firm motto is that we leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of our clients injury claims.   

We are unique as a plaintiff law firm. One of our partners, Tim Nies, is a former Army Ranger and  insurance company trial attorney, where he defended complex negligent security cases for insurance companies, including cases involving criminal attacks and sexual battery. Tim knows how insurance companies evaluate and try negligent security cases. Our other firm partner, Christian Van Riper, is a former prosecutor for the State of Florida out of the St. Lucie State Attorney's Office.  The trial experience and background of our attorneys affords our personal injury law firm valuable insight into the struggles of our clients face after serious injuries, how their cases are defended, and important trial experience right here in the Treasure Coast.

In St. Lucie County, premises such as malls, shopping centers, office buildings, bars restaurants, clubs, apartment buildings, hospitals, schools, and motels/hotels owe a duty to provide reasonable security to those on their property.

Florida law requires that these property owners/managers take certain security measures in order to ensure the safety of those who are on their property. The following are typical grounds for filing a negligent security case:

  • Failure to provide adequate lighting
  • Failure to provide working locks
  • Failure to provide adequate key control (hotels/motels)
  • Failure to install and use security cameras
  • Failure to hire an adequate number of security personnel

When a client hires us to help them with their negligent security claim, we compare what was promises in brochures, the website, the lease, etc. of the premises with what was actually provided as far as security. We also hire a security expert to inspect the premises and pull crime grids for the premises. We leave no stone unturned in fighting for our client’s rights.


If you have suffered injuries due to a criminal attack on the property of another, call our attorneys for a free consultation. All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not take a fee or charge any costs unless we win.

For more a free consultation, and for more information about our negligent security injury practice, please call 772-460-2352, complete the confidential contact form below or email us at

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Representation: Our injury trial law firm represents personal injury victims of negligent security in Saint Lucie County, including Port Saint Lucie, Ankona, Cana, Carlton, Collins Park Estates, Eden, Eldred, Fort Pierce, Glidden Park, Indian River Estates, Indrio, Lakewood Park, Paradise Park, Port Saint Lucie, Queens, Ft. Pierce, Queens Cove, Port St. Lucie, River Park, Saint Lucie, Sunland Gardens, Viking, Walton, Hutchinston Island South, Waveland and White City, FL.  Fort Pierce North, Florida. Stuart FL attorneys. legal advice after a criminal attack in Port St. Lucie, FL.  Van Riper and Nies Florida Personal Injury Lawyers:

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Our inadequate security law firm helps residents of Port St. Lucie, FL recover money compensation for damages caused by the fault or carelessness of premises owners who failed to provide adequate lighting. Florida DUI attorneys. Litigation law firms.

Tourist Injuries: Our injury lawyers represent tourists from New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey who are injured while on vacation in Florida, due to the negligence of hotel and resorts in failing to provide adequate security or adequate lighting. Our injury lawyers handle all inadequate security claims of tourists injured while on vacation in St. Lucie County, FL.  Our law firm offers free consultations to tourists injured due to lack of security at hotels or motels while on vacation in Port St. Lucie, FL. Information on filing an injury claim for injuries suffered while on vacation  in Florida. Stuart FL Criminal Defense Attorneys: Law Offices of Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.

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Premises Liability: Our law firm assists clients with injury claims caused by badly or poorly maintained premises in St. Lucie County, St. Lucie and Martin counties. What to do if I suffered a knee of back injury from a fall at a supermarket in Florida.  Our lawyers file claims for injuries caused by negligent security. Our Florida personal injury lawyers represent clients in St. Lucie, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties who were injured due to negligent or inadequate security, whether in a dark parking lot, in a store or in  a bar where the owner has the duty to protect those who use their premises from foreseeable attacks. St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County PI law firm experienced in inadequate security Claims. Jupiter Negligent Security Claims. 

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