Private Property NSL - Hotels, Nightclubs, Restaurants, etc
Owners of private business properties, such as nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and stores, have an obligation to ensure that their premises are safe for workers, visitors, patrons, customers, and others who use the business property. Unfortunately, in some cases business property owners put profits ahead of safety and do not take adequate safety measures. When this negligence results in a criminal activity that results in injuries, the injured party may have a negligent security claim against the private property owner.
In general, if you are attacked on private property and the property owner should have been aware of the risks and failed to protect you, you may have a negligent security claim in Miami or your South Florida community. If you have been injured due to violence or crime, it is important to seek compensation. Doing so not only ensures that property owners take proper measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future, but seeking fair compensation can also help you pay for medical costs, lost income, and other costs associated with your injuries. If you have been the victim of a crime, there is no reason for you to become a financial victim as well if someone's negligence caused your injuries. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been part of the Miami community for more than 25 years. During that time they have helped thousands of personal injury victims and negligent security victims get compensation for their injuries. You can always reach the Flaxman Law Group legal team if you have questions about negligent security.Instances of Negligent Security on Private Property
Inadequate security can take many forms:
- Lack of adequate lighting
- Unsecured entrances or broken locks
- Lack of security cameras, uniformed security personnel, and other security measures
- Inadequate screening of visitors. This can especially be a safety issue in bars and licensed restaurants, where some patrons may become aggressive due to alcohol. Bouncers and other security staff should be present to help escort any belligerent and possibly dangerous patrons out before violence can occur.
- Lack of signs about possible risks. On cruise ships and in hotels and other public areas, property owners may need to post signs about thefts or other crimes that may occur in the area.
- Lack of adequate response about existing criminal activities. If a store owner or other property owner knows that there has been a rash of criminal activity in the area that take no steps to protect their own patrons, workers, or visitors, they may be held liable if a crime occurs on their property.
If you have been the victim of a crime and the crime has occurred on a private property, you may have a negligent security claim in Miami or in the community where the criminal acts took place. If the property owner failed to take steps to prevent the crime and if the crime could have been foreseen, you may have a claim. To determine whether you do have a claim, you may wish to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami or in your local area. A personal injury attorney can usually tell you fairly quickly how much your claim can be worth and whether you do have a strong claim.
If you're looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has offices in Miami as well as two other South Florida locations for your convenience. Your first consultation with the Flaxman Law Group is free and comes with absolutely no obligation.