A Firm Offering Aggressive Advocacy For Injured Crime Victims
Sadly, crime occurs every day in Florida, and anyone can become a victim. If you were the target of an assault or another crime that left you with injuries, you might assume that the only person to blame is the person who committed the crime. That’s not always the case. Sometimes, the owner of the property can be held liable for inadequate or negligent security – failing to take reasonable steps to deter crime and to keep visitors safe.
Negligent security falls under premises liability law, and these cases can be complex. Thankfully, with the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to seek compensation from the owner of the property where you were victimized. In South Florida, the natural choice for representation is Felipe Law. We are dedicated to your success and will fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Examples Of Negligent And Inadequate Security
The details of a premises liability case are very important, and courts will consider all relevant factors. Nonetheless, the following scenarios would likely be considered actionable examples of negligent security:
- A fan attending an NFL game is assaulted in the parking lot of the stadium. No one intervenes because there are broken security cameras, and the security guards aren’t paying attention to the premises.
- A gas station has a history of armed robberies, but the owner makes no effort to hire nighttime security guards or warn customers of the danger. A customer is later shot during a nighttime robbery.
- A guest at a hotel is sexually assaulted in their own room because the front desk worker made an extra key for someone without ensuring that they were either the renter or a permitted guest.
- The landlord of an apartment building repeatedly fails to fix a broken lock on a first-floor apartment. The tenant of that apartment is later assaulted following a break-in through the unlocked door.
If you’ve been a victim of crime, we will take the time to hear your story, discuss the details with you and help you understand your legal options. We offer free initial consultations, and we take all injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if we help you recover money. In short, you have nothing to lose by pursuing accountability and compensation.
Don’t Wait To Take Legal Action – Contact Us Today
With offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Felipe Law serves clients throughout South Florida. To schedule your free consultation with an experienced and caring attorney, call us at 305-564-9879 or submit an online contact form. Hablamos español.