Miami Negligent Security Lawyer
Under Florida law, businesses and property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for customers and other guests. This duty is comprehensive: beyond conducting proper maintenance and removing safety hazards, many businesses and property owners also have a legal duty to provide adequate security. When injuries occur because of lapses in security, negligent parties must be held accountable.
At Jacobs Legal, PLLC, our Miami negligent security lawyers are proud to be strong, aggressive advocates for injured victims. We are committed to getting full and fair financial compensation for our clients. If you or your loved one was injured as a result of negligent security in South Florida, please contact our team today for immediate legal guidance.
How to Hold a Defendant Liable for Negligent Security
What exactly constitutes negligent security depends entirely on the nature of the specific situation.
The obligations of a business or property owner to provide security to customers/guests can vary widely based on context. In general, property owners/occupiers have a duty to provide security that is at least as good as a prudent property owner would provide in a similar situation. For example, a large concert venue that serves alcohol undoubtedly needs to hire a team of well-trained security guards. On the other hand, that obligation would not be expected for a small “mom and pop” convenience store. Some common examples of negligent security include:
- Broken locks;
- Broken windows;
- Inadequate screening at entrances;
- Lack of security cameras
- Failure to properly train staff members;
- Lack of adequate security personnel; and
- Broken or insufficient lighting.
To hold a defendant liable for a security lapse, a plaintiff must be able to establish a connection between the defendant’s negligence and their injuries. To be clear, these are complex legal cases. All negligent security claims require a comprehensive investigation by an experienced professional. If you suffered an injury in an attack that occurred on another person’s property, it is imperative that you consult with a Miami negligent security lawyer immediately.
Financial Compensation Available to Injured Victims
Even if you can establish negligence, recovering full and fair compensation can still be challenging. Most negligent security lawsuits are defended by insurers. These companies typically work to settle claims for the lowest dollar amount possible. Do not accept any less than you deserve. At Jacobs Legal, PLLC, our Miami personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for your rights. We can help you recover for:
- Emergency medical bills;
- Other medical expenses;
- Rehabilitative care;
- Lost current and future income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Reduced quality of life; and
- Wrongful death damages.
Get Help From a Miami Negligent Security Lawyer Today
At Jacobs Legal, PLLC, our Florida premises liability attorneys handle the full range of negligent security claims. If you or your family member was injured or killed as the result of inadequate security at a business or property, we can help.
To arrange a free, strictly confidential personal injury consultation, please contact us today at (305) 358-7991. From our law office in Miami, we represent injured victims throughout Southeastern Florida, including in Hialeah, Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Homestead, and Kendall.