Miami Springs Negligent Security
If you were injured in a crime on someone else’s property, we recommend calling Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with a Miami Springs negligent security lawyer. As a crime victim, you may have another option other than waiting for the criminal justice system to do its job. If we find evidence that the property owner of where you were injured failed to have appropriate security measures, you may have a claim against that property owner, manager, or commercial tenant. Through a premises liability claim, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries.
To determine whether you have a valid negligent security claim, call us at (877) 475-2905 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.We Represent Crime Victims in Miami Springs, FL
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our negligent security lawyers represent crime victims in Miami Springs, Florida. Miami Springs is a city in Miami-Dade County with a population of about 14,300. It was one of the first planned communities in the state and was founded by the Father of Naval Aviation, Glenn Hammond Curtiss in the 1920s. The area was incorporated as a city in August 1926, and its name was later changed to Miami Springs.
Miami Springs is a small area with less than 3 square miles of land. Within that area is many types of businesses including motels and hotels, a country club, chain and locally owned restaurants and bars, entertainment venues, recreational centers, schools, apartments, condominiums, industrial sites, office buildings, and medical facilities.
All of these businesses may be required to implement and maintain security measures. When they fail to do so and you are injured in a crime on that property, the owner, manager, or commercial tenant may be liable. After being hurt on property in Miami Springs, do not hesitate to call our Miami Springs negligent security lawyers for help.Does the Property Owner Owe You Security?
Whether or not a property owner, manager, or commercial tenant is required to implement and maintain certain security depends on who comes onto their property. Under Florida premises liability law, property owners and other parties in control of premises must maintain reasonably safe premises for their business customers and social guests. The highest duty is owned to business customers, clients, and patrons.
Maintaining reasonably safe premises for customers and guests may require certain security measures. It depends on the type and rate of crime in the vicinity of the property. Owners, managers, and commercial tenants need to be aware of the risk of crime their customers and guests face. For example, landlords need to be aware of the risk of robbery, burglary, and drug crimes around their property. Bar and club owners need to be cognizant of the rate of alcohol and drug crimes, assault and battery, sexual assault and rape, and theft near their establishments.
By being aware of the risk of crime in the area, property owners, managers, or commercial tenants can then determine the type and amount of security necessary to reduce the risk of their customers or guests being harmed in a crime.
To learn whether the property owner, manager, or tenant of the property where you were injured in a crime owed you a duty, contact our Miami Springs negligent security attorneys today.What Is Negligent Security?
Negligent security arises when a property owner, manager, or tenant’s security measures are inadequate to protect you from becoming the victim of a crime.
Depending on the type and rate of crime in the area, the party in charge of the premises may need to install and maintain:
- Locked gates and doors with access requiring key, card, or code entry
- Constant or motion-sensor lighting
- Video surveillance
- Security personnel, such as guards or bouncers
- Trained security consultants or managers
If you were injured in a crime, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with a negligent security lawyer in Miami Springs. We will listen to your story, review what type of property you were on at the time, why you were on the property, whether you had permission to be on the property at the time, and the security measures in place. If you were not trespassing, and it is clear there were inadequate security measures to protect against a foreseeable crime, we can help you pursue compensation.
Through a negligent security claim, we can seek compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Normal Life
- Loss of Consortium
The more severe your injuries and the more egregious the lack of security—such as a busy bar or club with little-to-no security measures in place—the greater your potential compensation. Talk with one of our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss the potential value of your claim.We Pride Ourselves on Helping Crime Victims
Representing crime victims is an important part of our firm. We have pioneered methods of obtaining compensation for innocent crime victims, and over the years, we have represented victims of all types of violent and sexual crimes, including kidnapping, assault and battery, armed robbery, sexual assault, rape, terrorism, shootings, and others.