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Rape and Battery Victims

The Plantation personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin seek to obtain financial compensation for victims of rape, aggravated battery, and wrongful death

Hit them where it hurts

Trial attorneys Marc Lyons and Philip Snyder formally worked as Assistant State Attorneys representing the State of Florida in prosecuting violent crimes such as domestic violence, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and sexual battery. In our role as Assistant State Attorneys, we encountered countless victims who were left with an indelible mark of emotional pain and distress as a result of the criminal acts of another. The State of Florida punished these individuals by incarceration; the victims were not made financially whole as a result of their pain and suffering, however.

In our current role as personal injury attorneys, we are able to seek financial compensation for our clients who are victims of crimes such as rape and aggravated battery. Additionally, in Florida we can move to seek punitive damages against individuals whose intentional conduct or gross negligence caused severe emotional distress.

In some cases, our trial attorneys directly sue the individual who committed the rape or aggravated battery as these crimes are intentional torts.

In other cases, we sue the property owner, landlord, or property manager under a negligent security claim as their negligence allowed another to commit a criminal act. In these cases, we immediately seek to obtain any video surveillance that memorializes the crime.

Negligent Security

Property owners, landlords and/or property managers have a duty to protect individuals lawfully on their premises. “Negligent security” is a special type of premises liability claim where a person is injured by a third-party on another’s property. In a negligent security claim, our personal injury attorneys argue that the property owner, landlord and/or property manager failed to provide foreseeable security measures to protect a victim from a preventable harm. Foreseeable security measures may include: adequately trained security guards, working security cameras, locks, fencing, or proper lighting.

Some common examples of cases where the personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin aggressively seek financial compensation for the intentional tort or negligence acts of another:

  • An individual who is raped in a dark stairwell of an apartment complex or office building as a result of poor lighting, lack of security cameras and guards, and broken locks
  • An individual who is raped as a result of meeting an individual through a dating site or social media.   Oftentimes, these rape victims are drugged
  • An individual who is beaten by club bouncers
  • An individual who is kidnapped while at a gas station as a result of poor lighting and lack of security cameras
  • An individual is robbed by force while withdrawing money at an ATM
  • An individual who is shot in a nightclub, bar or sporting event

We assume all the risk

Our personal injury practice operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that you never have to pay any fee or cost until and unless we obtain a settlement and/or jury award at trial. Of course, if we are unsuccessful, you do not pay anything.

You have been victimized enough