Miami Negligent Security Gunshot Injury Lawyer
If someone in Miami shot you or a loved one, the shooter might not be the only party you can hold accountable for your damages. The owner of the property where the shooting took place may share liability for negligent security. You have the right to file a premises liability claim against a property owner who reasonably should have prevented the criminal activity. We can help when you contact us for a free personal injury consultation.
Why Choose Us
Our law firm has years of experience going up against negligent landowners in pursuit of compensation for injured clients. From simple slip and fall cases to complex criminal activities, our Miami premises liability accident attorneys have secured outstanding case results all around. Clients choose us because we don’t hesitate to go up against major insurance companies. We will go head to head with business owners and their insurers to obtain fair and full compensation for gunshot victims. We provide personalized legal services to each client.
What Is Negligent Security?
Negligent security refers to premises security that falls short of accepted standards. Examples of negligent security include lack of proper lighting, failure to install security cameras, and failure to hire security guards. If a “reasonable and prudent” property owner would have done more to prevent the shooting, the defendant may be guilty of negligent security. The courts will determine negligence based on the crime rate in the area, and whether the owner should have known of the risk of a shooting.
How Do Negligent Security Gunshot Injuries Occur?
You aren’t alone as the victim of a negligent security gunshot injury. Unfortunately, hundreds of property owners, business owners, and landlords in Florida fail to keep their premises reasonably secure for tenants and visitors – exposing them to a risk of gunshot wounds and other criminal activities. It is up to property owners to hire guards, prohibit guns on the premises, conduct security checks at events, and take other steps to reasonably prevent shootings.
In 2016, 2,704 people in Florida died from firearm injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida had the third-most gun-related deaths in the country after Texas and California. Thousands of others suffered serious non-fatal gunshot injuries. Negligent security gunshot injuries occur when a shooter enters a premises and injures someone, without security guards or other measures preventing the foreseeable crime.
Who Is Liable for Negligent Security Gunshot Injuries?
In general, the owner of the property will be liable, or legally responsible, for a negligent security gunshot injury in Florida. It is a property owner’s legal duty to prevent foreseeable criminal activity with appropriate security measures. Landowners must research the history of crime in the area and take any steps necessary to reduce the risk of crimes. Otherwise, they may be responsible for victims’ damages.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
You must prove you were on someone’s property legally, that the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety, and that you sustained a gunshot injury because of the property owner’s breach of duty to obtain compensation in Florida. This burden of proof can be too much without help from an attorney.
Our Miami premises liability attorneys can help you collect evidence, build a case against the defendant, and secure compensation from the at-fault property owner (as well as the criminal who shot you, if applicable). We’ll be with you every step of the way. We know how to achieve maximum results for your personal injury claim in Miami.
Contact Us Today
After suffering a gunshot injury on someone else’s property in Miami, Florida, contact us immediately. Whether police have the shooter in custody or not, you could recover financial compensation for your medical bills, wage losses, and pain and suffering from a negligent property owner. Learn more about your case today. Call us today at (305) 638-4143.