Miami Negligent Security Attorney
If you have been the victim of crime on the property of somebody else, contact this Miami Negligent Security Lawyer for help. Negligent security refers to a situation wherein a property owner doesn’t provide enough or adequate security on his or her property to deter crime. If you are injured as a result of a crime in such a situation, you might be able to pursue a negligent security case against the property owner.
This will be especially true if the incident that caused your injuries occurred in a high-crime area. This is because, if the business or property where you were hurt existed in a high-crime area, then the business or property owner should have known to provide proper security. After all, without proper security, further crimes and injuries are likely to result!
If you hire Mr. Quackenbush as your negligent security attorney, he will likely obtain the “crime grid” for the area where your incident occurred. The crime grid shows all of the times the police were called out to the scene of your incident prior to your incident. That is, the crime grid can show if the property where your incident occurred was a high-crime area.
A business or property owner can be liable for your injuries as a result of crime on its property in several different scenarios. For example, the business can be responsible if it provided no security, and a crime occurred as a result. This would be referred to as a case of lack of security.
On the other hand, a business or property owner can be liable if it did provide security, but that security was lax. This would be referred to as a negligent or inadequate security case.
Negligent or inadequate security can result if the business or property owner hired security guards that weren’t up-to-par. For example, if security guards had been fired from previous jobs or had criminal records themselves, then the business or property owner could be responsible if they allowed the crime that caused your injuries. This would be referred to as a negligent hiring case.
Further, business or property owners can be responsible if they didn’t properly train or supervise the security guards that they hired, and those security guards allowed the crime that hurt you. This would be referred to as a negligent training or negligent supervision case.
Lastly, a business or property owner may be liable if it improperly retains security personnel. For example, if the business or property owner hires security guards that it believes to be good initially but then later realizes are not good (e.g., the security guards aren’t doing a good job or end up having a criminal record), then the business or property owner must terminate those security guards. If the business or property owner doesn’t do this, then it can be responsible if crime (and injuries) result.
Should you be injured as a result of negligent security anywhere in the State of Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. This Miami Negligent Security Law Firm will fight hard for your rights. Call today for a free consultation.Fight the Good Fight with this Miami Negligent Security Lawyer
One advantage in a typical negligent security case is that the criminal doesn’t usually go on the verdict form in the trial. The verdict form is the document that the jury will use in a trial to make its decisions. At the end of the trial, the jury will be asked to decide if the defendant was negligent or at fault for the incident and injuries. If there are multiple defendants, the jury will be asked to divide up percentages of fault (e.g., 50/50, 90/10, etc.).
In a negligent security case, there are typically at least two defendants (the business/property owner and the criminal). As such, if juries were asked to divide up percentages of fault between business/property owners and criminals, most juries would give the lion’s share of the fault to the criminal. After all, while the business/property owner’s inadequate security may have allowed the crime to happen, the criminal is the one who actually did the crime!
In a negligent security trial, this would be a problem because it would mean that the criminal would be responsible for paying the lion’s share of the verdict/judgment. Most criminals don’t have the means to do this, and so the victim (i.e., you) would be out of luck.Clients are Advised by this South Florida Negligent Security Attorney/Lawyer
However, fortunately this is not the way it works in a typical negligent security case. In a normal negligent security case, the criminal does NOT go on the verdict form. This means that the only defendant on the verdict form is typically the business or property owner that didn’t provide adequate security. If the jury in your case finds that there was negligent security which caused your injuries, then the blame will be assigned to the business or property owner – and you will hopefully be able to receive compensation for your harm from that entity.
In a typical negligent security case, the statute of limitations is four-years. This means that you have four-years from the date of the crime/your injuries to file a lawsuit. However, if you do not do this, your case will be forever time-barred. As such, if you are the victim of negligent security anywhere in Florida, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.Gain Compensation for your Injuries with the Help of a Broward County Negligent Security Law Firm
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 if you’ve been hurt by a criminal as a result of inadequate, poor, improper or lack of security anywhere in Miami-Dade County. This includes Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach.