Negligent security cases in Miami and South Florida occur when a property owner is negligent in preventing foreseeable crimes. If you are the victim of a crime on a property due to inadequate lighting or other inadequate security measures, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries you sustain. Property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Whether you have been the victim of a crime on school property, a workplace property, private business, or another type of property, you may have a legal claim if the property owner failed to take measures to protect you from a crime that was foreseeable.
One of the challenges with inadequate security cases in Miami and South Florida is that in many cases property owners claim that they could not foresee that a certain crime would take place. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been part of the Miami community for many years and has represented many negligent security claimants. The Flaxman Law Group legal team works with private investigators to determine what exactly has caused a crime to occur. In some cases, there is evidence of inadequate lighting, previous knowledge of crimes in the area, and other proof that can help secure compensation in a premises liability case. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami or South Florida because you believe you may have a negligent security case, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to learn more about premises liability cases and to discuss your rights in a free, no obligation consultationSituations that lead to inadequate security cases in Miami and South Florida
There are many things that property owners do that can lead to a premises liability claim in Miami and South Florida. Common causes behind these types of claims include:
- lack of parking lot surveillance or improper parking lot surveillance
- lack of adequate lighting
- negligent hiring in the workplace
- workplace violence
- failure to screen visitors in a workplace or business
- incorrectly lighted and inadequately supervised stairwells and elevators
- lack of attendance, security cameras, and security guards
- inadequately functioning locks
- unlocked doors and unsecured entries
- lack of written safety policies
- inadequate safety policies
- lack of warning about crimes or risks in the area
- lack of response to increased crime or risks in the area
When property owners fail to foresee possible criminal activity and risks to visitors and workers, they can be held liable. The effects of negligent property owners can be far-reaching. When property owners do not take the time and care to secure their properties and put profits ahead of safety, predators can take advantage of inadequate security measures to commit crimes.What should I do if I have been the victim of a crime and believe that I may have a premises liability lawsuit?
Victims of crimes may require medical attention. If you have been seriously injured, seek emergency medical help first. You will also want to file a police report so that police investigators can seek out the perpetrator. Unfortunately, inadequate security also means inadequate surveillance and this can hamper police in their search for a suspect. Shortly after the crime has occurred, you will also want to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your South Florida community. Look for an attorney who specializes in premises liability cases. An attorney can help you see whether you have a claim and can aggressively pursue your rights.
If you're looking for a premises liability attorney in Miami or South Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case.