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Miami Lakes Inadequate Security

The property owners of any premises where a crime could occur have a legal and ethical obligation to provide adequate security to prevent crimes from occurring. If they do not, they may be part of a premises liability case in Miami Lakes or their community. If you or a loved one has been injured after being the target of a serious crime, you may have a legal claim against the property owner if the property owner was negligent in providing adequate security. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.

Property Owner Duty

While all property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, some property owners manage or own property that has an especially high risk of criminal activity. For example, gas stations and ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) are sometimes called “crime magnets” because of the way that they attract criminal activity. Gas stations are a target for muggers and robbers because people must step out of their cars to fill their tanks and pay for gas. ATM machines also attract thieves because attackers can prey on those who use the machines – especially if the ATMs are located in remote or poorly-lit areas. It is expected that owners and managers of ATMs and gas stations will take extra measures to keep patrons safe.

It is also expected that property owners will take extra measures in higher-crime areas where criminal activity is a concern and in any areas that have a sudden rash of criminal activity. For example, if a parking lot is located in an area where there have been a string of recent assaults, it is expected that the owner of the parking lot will provide the right security to prevent visitors to the lot from being targeted. When property owners fail to react adequately to security threats, survivors of any injuries caused by this negligence may be able to launch a personal injury claim in Miami Lakes or their community against the property owners.

Crime Affects Entire Families

Flaxman Law Group attorneys have seen firsthand how devastating a serious crime can be for the victim. In many cases, survivors of a serious crime deal with physical injuries as well as posttraumatic stress disorders or other emotional upheaval as they strive to return to their normal life. In many cases, survivors are unable to return to work for weeks or months following their attack. In some cases, serious injuries leave the survivor unable to return to their everyday job and leave them with no source of income or reduce their source of income due to their injuries.

In addition, it is often extremely frustrating and upsetting for survivors to see that the crime was preventable with adequate security and that others were attacked in a similar manner. Flaxman Law Group attorneys work around the clock to provide justice, answers, and compensation for survivors of serious crimes. To find out what you can do to fight back following an attack or serious crime, contact Flaxman Law Group to find out about options and legal recourse you may have in your situation. Your initial consultation is free and comes with absolutely no obligation.

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