Were you the victim of a crime in Miami because a business lacked security? If so, it’s possible to file a claim against the business. Reach out to a negligent security attorney in Miami for guidance through the claims process.
When victims are injured on someone else’s property, they can file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner based on negligence. Similarly, when a criminal harms a victim on someone else’s property, the property owner can be held accountable for negligent security. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their guests safe by removing hazards and providing reasonable security.
If you were the victim of a crime on someone else’s property, you should do your best to find the criminal with the help of the police. Aside from criminal charges, however, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. A Miami negligent security lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC will gather evidence from the scene of the accident and use it to support you in court.
Crimes in Miami can occur in a variety of places, but not all places are required to have security. If you’re a guest on someone’s property and become the victim of a crime, then depending on the location, you may have grounds for a negligent security claim.
Hotels, apartments, convenience stores, bars and nightclubs, malls, movie theaters, cruise ships, and airplanes are all places where the property owner should provide a reasonable level of security to guests. Reasonable security may include security guards, security cameras, fencing, or adequate lighting. Reasonable security may also include proper selection or training of employees.
A civil lawsuit for negligent security falls under a premises liability claim. You can sue the property owner where your accident or injury occurred as you would for a premises liability claim that isn’t crime-related. To prove negligence against a property owner in your case, you must show that the property owner failed to see the foreseeable risk of the crime.
Once you’ve successfully proven your case for negligent security in Miami, you can maximize your settlement by recovering compensation for both your financial and non-financial losses. In any type of physical accident, the victim experiences more than just physical injuries.
You can account for financial losses such as medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, and property damage. You can also account for non-financial losses such as pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. In other words, your personal injury lawsuit can include every way your life has been negatively impacted because of the crime.
Becoming the victim of a criminal act is traumatic, and, depending on where the crime occurred, you may never feel safe again in a hotel, shopping mall, or movie theater. Because of the property owner’s negligence, you may have permanent emotional damage. Although the criminal is ultimately responsible for your injuries, the property owner is also at fault.
If you’re ready to take legal action for what you’ve been through, reach out to a Miami negligent security lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC. To schedule a free consultation, call 954-860-8434 or fill out the contact form below.
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