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Property Owner NSL - Apartments, Vacation, Rentals, etc

If you are a tenant in an apartment building or a visitor on a cruise ship or at a hotel, the property owner who is leasing you space in exchange for money has a duty to keep the property (and you) reasonably safe. If the property owner knows about risks but fails to take steps to protect you and you are injured in a crime as a result, you may have a legal claim against the property owner for medical costs, lost income, and other costs related to your injuries.

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may face financial distress as well as emotional upheaval. There may be medical expenses to take care of and you may lose income because you are unable to return to work right away. If you are injured and if the crime was caused by someone's negligence, you may have a right under Florida law to seek compensation. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been helping personal injury victims and premises liability victims in Miami and across South Florida get compensation for their injuries. If you would like to learn more about inadequate security claims, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team today.

Deciding Whether You Have a Negligent Security Claim in Miami or South Florida

If you have been the victim of a crime at a hotel, apartment building, rental home, cruise ship, or other property, you may have a legal claim if the crime occurred due to the negligence of the property owner. To determine whether you have a claim, you may wish to ask yourself:

  1. Have I suffered personal injury or damages? If you have lost income, have medical bills, or have lost property as a result of the crime, then you may seek damages.

  2. Was there information about a possible predator in the area? If crimes in the area were reported or if the property owner should have reasonably known about possible criminal activity in the area but failed to act to keep others safe, he or she may be negligent for some of your injuries. If previous criminal activity occurred in the area and the property owner failed to take adequate measures in response to that criminal activity, you may have a case.

  3. Did the property owner take adequate steps to keep you safe? A property owner has a duty to keep visitors and tenants reasonably safe from criminal activity and foreseeable crimes. If the property owner allowed the property to be in poor repair, allowed for inadequate locks, failed to secure entryways, did not have security cameras or other safety features, he or she may be found negligent.

  4. Did the property owner screen workers? In many cases, crimes are an inside job. If a property owner hired someone who has committed a crime against you because the property owner failed to adequately screen employers, property managers, maintenance workers, and other personnel, you may have a legal claim.
Protect Your Rights if You Have a Legal Claim

If you are not sure whether you have a legal claim, contact a personal injury attorney in Miami or your South Florida community to determine whether you have a case. A personal injury attorney can usually tell you whether you have a case pretty quickly. A personal injury attorney can also tell you how much your case may be worth and the relative strength of your case.

If you think you may have a legal claim, contact a personal injury attorney in Miami by contacting the Flaxman Law Group legal team. The Flaxman Law Group legal team is proud to serve the entire South Florida area with offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has already recovered more than $25 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury and premises liability claimants in Miami and across South Florida. To find out what the Flaxman Law Group legal team can do for you, contact the law firm today.

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