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Fatalities Caused by Negligent Security

Property owners have an obligation to keep employees, visitors, and business customers safe. In cases where property owners are negligent in securing a workplace or business, and this negligence leads to injuries or fatalities, victims can pursue a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim in Miami or their southern Florida community. Negligent security cases often occur when a property owner fails to protect a property and as a result a visitor becomes the victim of a crime on that property. These legal claims can arise even if the perpetrator of the crime is never apprehended.

If you have been the victim of a crime on a property that was incorrectly maintained by a property owner, you may have a claim. If you have lost a loved one due to a violent act in the workplace or on a property that was not correctly secured, you may also have a claim. To find out more, you can always reach the Flaxman Law Group legal team for more information. The Flaxman Law Group legal staff has more than 25 years of experience with wrongful death and negligent security claims in Miami and South Florida.

How do Wrongful Death Claims Arise?

Wrongful death lawsuits resulting from negligent security in Miami and South Florida can occur for number of reasons:

  • inadequate lighting
  • inadequate security personnel or security measures
  • incorrectly working security cameras or lack of security cameras
  • property owners fail to warn employees and visitors of security issues and crimes in the area
  • lack of adequate response to crimes in the area
  • inadequate security screening of employees, maintenance workers, and contract workers
  • inadequate surveillance of high-risk areas
  • poor maintenance of windows and entryways, which can provide criminals with access points to the property
What to do if You Believe You Have a Claim

It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney quickly if you believe that you have a claim. In many cases, personal injury attorneys will work quickly with private investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals to secure evidence and build your case. The sooner you can consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community, the more quickly evidence can be secured and your rights can be protected. Even if you are not sure whether you have a claim, an experienced attorney can review your case, your likely total costs for any injuries, and any options you have. This can help you make the right decision in your situation. Even if the perpetrator of the crime is never caught, you may have a claim if the property owner where the attack took place was negligent in providing a safe space.

Losing a loved one to a violent act such as workplace violence or random criminal act can be devastating. It is even more devastating to realize that the property owner where the incident occurred was negligent in providing for your loved one’s safety. If this has occurred to your family, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your case in a free consultation.

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