Posted on Jun 28, 2023

A fatal incident occurred at a McDonald's outlet in Tallahassee, Florida, resulting in two fatalities, according to law enforcement officials. The incident, which took place on the afternoon of June 22, 2023, is now the focus of a double homicide investigation by the Tallahassee police.

Upon receiving a distress call around 5 p.m., the officers rushed to the scene. On arrival, they found the lifeless bodies of two men in the restaurant's parking lot. As of now, the identities of the victims and the potential perpetrator(s) remain undisclosed.

Initiating a Negligent Security Lawsuit Against a Florida Restaurant

Negligent security claims are a subset of premises liability law. These suits can be filed when a property owner's failure to provide reasonable security measures leads to harm or injury to individuals on their property. This article discusses the feasibility of bringing such a claim against a restaurant in Florida.

Criteria for a Negligent Security Claim

The potential success of a negligent security lawsuit rests on three essential criteria:

Ownership Duty

The plaintiff must establish that the property owner, in this case, the restaurant, had a duty to provide security.

Breach of Duty

It must be demonstrated that this duty was breached. For instance, the restaurant failed to provide adequate lighting, working locks, or security personnel.

Harm Caused by Breach

It needs to be shown that the breach of duty directly resulted in the harm suffered by the plaintiff.

Proving a Negligent Security Case in Florida

In Florida, as per state law, property owners are required to provide a safe environment for their patrons. To prove a negligent security claim, the plaintiff must show that the owner was aware of, or should have been aware of, potential security risks and failed to address them, resulting in harm.

Potential Complications

While it might seem straightforward, such lawsuits can become complicated. Establishing negligence and causality can be complex and might require expert witnesses. Additionally, defense strategies can involve claiming that the plaintiff was partly responsible for the incident or that the criminal act was unforeseeable.

In conclusion, it is possible to file a negligent security lawsuit against a restaurant in Florida. However, due to the complexities involved, seeking legal counsel is advisable.

Do You Need a Florida Negligent Security Attorney?

If you’ve been the victim of a violent criminal attack on the property of a business, like a hotel, motel, apartment complex, restaurant, gas station, convenience store, or bar in Florida, you should speak with an experienced Florida negligent security lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. You can contact us online or you can call our downtown Orlando, Florida law office at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your consultation.

If you need a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (843) 638-6590. We have at least one lawyer licensed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. So, if you’ve been injured in the Southeast, we have you covered. Don’t hesitate to call us if you need us.


Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is meant to be a guarantee of results. Past case results do not guarantee future case results. Each case is unique. The information in this article has been gathered from various sources on Google. Thus, we cannot guarantee there are no inaccuracies herein. We can and will correct or remove this post upon request. You can email us at [email protected]. Finally, the information contained in this article is not meant to be legal advice in any way. If you have legal questions, you should contact an attorney.