Miami Negligent Security Attorneys
Fighting to Hold Property Owners Accountable
Many business establishments hire security officers to help keep visitors and customers safe. Establishments like banks, hotels, or apartment complexes implement other types of security measures because they have a duty to keep everyone on the property safe.
Unfortunately, some property owners do not do this.
If a property is not adequately secured, visitors can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury due to the lack of security at an establishment, get in contact with the Miami negligent security attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and our team is ready to work tirelessly to help you secure the full, fair amount you are owed.
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What Are the Different Types of Negligent Security Cases?
There are many different types of negligent security cases. A case qualifies as a negligent security case if an establishment could have helped avoid the injury, assault, or attack by having a trained security guard on duty or implementing other security measures.
For example, you may be considered a victim of a negligent security incident if you were attacked, shot, sexually assaulted, or robbed on someone else’s property and there were no security guards on duty or other security measures in place, such as lights or cameras. To prove that the property owner is liable, you will need to show that they knew or had reason to believe that such an incident could occur.
If you were injured in any of these scenarios, it’s time to contact a lawyer about your case:
- If you’ve been robbed at an ATM
- If you’ve been assaulted in a hotel room
- If you’ve been attacked in the lobby of an apartment complex
- If you’ve been assaulted while shopping or putting your groceries in the car
- If you’ve been sexually assaulted on a college campus
Of course, many other situations could qualify as negligent security cases. It’s best to explain the facts to an experienced attorney, like those at Amanda Demanda Law Group, to determine if you have the right to file a negligent security case.
Are Property Owners Required to Provide Security?
As an adult, you do have a responsibility to pay attention to your surroundings and react to them as reasonably necessary. However, property owners, tenants, and other parties are also responsible for maintaining safe conditions on their properties to ensure their visitors are safe. If they fail to fulfill this legal obligation to maintain safe conditions, they could be held liable if someone is injured as a result of their failure.
For instance, if a customer is to visit a bank that is in a “rougher” area of town, it’s legally reasonable to assume that the business owner should hire security or take security precautions to keep the visitors of their establishment safe. If the business owner does not, they could be liable for any injuries, attacks, or robberies that take place on their property.
What Types of Compensation Can You Recover in a Negligent Security Case?
Think about the consequences that you or your loved one may have suffered at the hands of a negligent business owner. Injuries can lead to extensive medical bills, the loss of income for an extended period, permanent injuries, or even the loss of a loved one. Overall, the cost of securing a property should have been considered before something horrible happens to a visitor of an establishment, not after.
Because of this, Florida law allows the victims of negligent security cases to pursue compensation for all of the damages they have suffered. This may include compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- The inability to work in the future due to injuries
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Meeting with a Miami negligent security lawyer to discuss the details of your injury and the facts of your case can make all the difference in the outcome of your premises liability claim. Let our attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group fight for you.
Give us a call at (305) 998-6953 to schedule your free consultation with our team today!
Negligent Security FAQs
How long do I have to file a negligent security claim in Florida?
In Florida, you have four years from the date of injury to file a premises liability lawsuit. This includes cases involving negligent security. If the four-year statute of limitations expires before you bring your claim in court, your case will most likely be dismissed. The sooner you contact our Miami negligent security lawyers, the sooner we can begin building your case. Even if you believe you may have missed the filing deadline, do not hesitate to contact our team. We can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options.
Who can be held liable in a negligent security case?
Most negligent security lawsuits are brought against property owners who are found to have violated the duty of care they owed to visitors. However, in some cases, liability may rest with another party, such as a security guard who failed to adequately prevent or respond to a violent incident. In other instances, multiple parties could be partly liable. For example, if the landlord of an apartment building relies on a property manager to implement and maintain adequate security on the premises, both the landlord and the property manager could be partly responsible for an incident resulting from insufficient or nonexistent security. We recommend that you contact our team at Amanda Demanda Law Group to discuss the specific details of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why should I sue the property owner if they didn’t commit the crime?
The property owner may be legally responsible for the event that caused your injuries or the death of your loved one, even if they did not actually commit the crime. Under the state’s premises liability laws, property owners have various duties of care to people who lawfully visit their properties. Among these is the duty to keep visitors safe by providing adequate security, especially when the property owner knows or reasonably should know that an assault or attack may occur. If the property owner knew that a crime might happen on the property but failed to implement adequate security measures, they can and should be held accountable for this negligence. You should not have to deal with the costly and emotionally challenging consequences of the incident on your own; our attorneys can help you fight to hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Negligent Security Attorneys Now
Property owners have a duty to take care of the people that step foot on their property. If you have suffered the consequences of an injury, attack, or robbery due to a property owner’s negligence, it’s time to turn to a professional lawyer who can legally pursue the compensation you deserve.