Mistakes that Will Damage Your Miami Negligent Security Case
Unfortunately, many people become the victim of negligent security each and every day at schools, stores, parking garages, hotels, and even apartment complexes. From attacks and assaults to robberies, these vicious acts of another often brings harm to a victim’s body and leaves the victim with life changing injuries. A victim of negligent security has the right to pursue legal action against the property owner for inadequate security. Today, we will discuss the mistakes that will damage a Miami negligent security claim.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security practice in Florida consists of premises liability law where the victim claims that the property owner’s lack of or inadequate security measures on the property contributed to the attack, assault, or robbery.
Essentially, the claim is a matter of had the property owner had taken adequate security measures, the victim would not have been attacked, assaulted, or robbed and suffered injuries.
Common Mistakes Made in Negligent Security Cases
There are several mistakes that can sabotage a negligent security claim. Each mistake stems from the victim’s trustworthiness of others and assuming that someone else will do what they are supposed to do. For example, relying on the property owner to prepare an accident report.
Common mistakes made in negligent security cases include:
- Believing that the property owner or someone else will gather a list of witnesses
- Assuming the property owner will complete a thorough report of the accident
- Waiting to seek medical treatment
- Not taking pictures at the scene of the property, specifically showing lack of lighting, security cameras, or gating
All of these mistakes can prevent a victim from having the best legal representation possible. Further, these mistakes hinder a negligent security lawsuit from prevailing and going in favor of the victim. As a result, the victim could miss out on the compensation he or she deserves.
These mistakes keep the victim from the goal in filing the negligent security case – proving negligent security and holding the property owner responsible for the lack of security measures to keep patrons safe while on the property.
How to Prove Negligent Security
To get help suing a business for negligent security and proving negligent security, one should retain the services of a knowledgeable Miami negligent security lawyer. To prevail on a negligent security claim, the victim must prove:
- The property owner owed a duty to the victim
- The injury was caused due to inadequate security
- The victim suffered injuries
The deadline to file suit for negligent security is four years from the date of injury.
Call Spencer Morgan If You are a Victim of Negligent Security in Miami
If you were injured on public property such as a movie theater, a sports complex, or an amusement park, or even at work, contact the Miami negligent security lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation with an attorney today. We will work with you to reveal the best strategies to pursue your negligent security claim and help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. There’s never any fees or costs if we don’t recover your damages.