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Negligent Security FAQs

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What is a Negligent Security Claim?

A negligent security claim is a legal claim that results when a property owner fails to adequately secure a property and make it safe for visitors, tenants, patrons, workers, and other users of the property. When visitors to a property are the victims of a crime because a property owner has failed to take proper safety precautions, the victim of the crime may have a legal case.

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What is the Difference Between Negligent Security Claims, Inadequate Security Claims, and Premises Liability Claims?

Negligent security claims, inadequate security claims are used interchangeably. Premises liability refers to a claim arising if someone sustains a personal injury on a property due to a property owner’s negligence. For example, if you sustain injuries in a slip and fall accident in Miami or another community because a property owner failed to keep walkways clear, you may have premises liability claim in Miami or the community where the injury occurred.

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How do I Know if I Have a Negligent Security Claim in Miami or my Community?

If you have been the victim of a crime and the crime occurred on a property that may have been inadequately secured by the property owner, you may have a legal claim if the crime resulted in injuries or damages (such as medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost income). If you're not sure whether you have a negligent security claim in Miami or your South Florida community, you may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you evaluate your case and determine how much your case may be worth. The Flaxman Law Group legal team offers a free case evaluation for all new clients. If you have questions about your case, this can be one way to learn whether you have a claim.

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What are Examples of Negligent Security?

There many types of negligent security. These can include:

  • incorrectly functioning locks
  • lack of security guards, security cameras, and other precautions
  • inadequate or incorrect lighting in stairwells, elevators, parking lots, and other high risk areas
  • incorrectly secured doors
  • lack of hiring processes or screening for employees and visitors
  • lack of adequate response when crimes do happen and lack of attempts to prevent further criminal activity
  • lack of supervision
  • not warning visitors of previous recent criminal activity in an area

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I Have Been the Victim of a Crime but I'm not Sure Whether I Have a Negligent Security Claim – What Should I do?

Your best option is to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your South Florida community to determine whether you have a case. An attorney can tell you fairly quickly whether you do have a case. You can always call to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with the Flaxman Law Group if you think you may have a claim. It costs you nothing to get more information about your rights and options.

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If Someone is the Victim of a Crime can They File a Negligent Security Lawsuit Even if the Perpetrator is Never Caught?

Yes. While catching a criminal or predator is important for filing a criminal claim, a premises liability lawsuit is a civil claim.

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If the Person Responsible for the Crime has Been Caught, why Would I File a Negligent Security Lawsuit?

Being the victim of a crime is not only emotionally devastating but also financially devastating. You may have medical bills and you may need to lose work time due to the severity or the trauma of the crime. If the crime was a property crime, such as a nonviolent mugging, you may lose money and other valuables. In most cases, criminal prosecution will not compensate you for these injuries. A negligent security claim can. You can seek compensation for the cost of your injuries, so that you do not have to pay these injuries yourself.

If you've been injured and believe that you have a negligent security claim, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to arrange for a free accident consultation to discuss your case.

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