North Miami Inadequate Security
Land and property owners in North Miami and Florida have legal duties to their tenants, guests, and visitors and one of those duties involved an obligation to protect them from harm caused by third parties. Third parties who perpetrate intentional criminal acts often do not act randomly; they take advantage of lax security measures and they target specific areas, which means that many criminal acts are foreseeable. Property owners and business owners are expected to take reasonable steps to make their properties safe.
When land and property owners are reckless in this regard and this leads to your injuries as the result of a violent act, you may have the right to file criminal charges against your assailant but also to seek legal redress and damages from the property owner and their insurance carrier. To find out more about your options and to explore how much your case may be worth, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case consultation.Crimes Cost Money – to Survivors
If you've been the victim of a crime such as a mugging, sexual assault, or other crime, you may face a number of injuries, including:
- Facial Injuries and disfigurement
- Knife or gun wounds
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Emotional Upheaval Or Distress
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
It can take months to recover from these injuries. In some cases, criminals use guns or weapons that result in permanent and lifelong injuries. For example, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group worked on a case involving a police officer from New Jersey who was visiting Florida. While in Florida, due to inadequate security, he was the victim of a mugging and was shot in the foot during the process. This prevented him from returning to his will work as a police officer and left him with a permanent injury that did not allow him to resume his normal life. Working with Flaxman Law Group, this officer was able to recover compensation for his injuries, lost income, future lost earnings, and medical bills so that he did not have to pay for these costs out-of-pocket.What Can Property Owners Do?
Depending on the property and the dangers possible, there are several things that property owners can do to prevent criminal activity:
- Hire security personnel
- Install adequate lighting
- Install dummy cameras or security video cameras
- Trim back bushes and hedges
- Install strong locks on doors and windows
- Install an alarm or security system
If you have been injured in a violent attack, a personal injury attorney in North Miami or your community can work with professionals and investigators to find out exactly what happened and can aggressively pursue compensation for you if you are qualified to secure compensation in your case. If you would like to speak with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Our full-service law firm has access to a network of professionals, including expert witnesses and private investigators to help you build a strong case. Your initial consultation with Flaxman Law Group is confidential and comes with no cost and no obligation.