Miami Negligent Security Attorney: Sexual Assault & Violent Crimes
You may be entitled to receive money damages from a property owner if you are the victim of an assault or robbery while lawfully on the owner’s property. The owner of the property has a duty to keep the property safe and warn you of dangerous conditions known or should have known existed. Under premises liability, the owner is held liable for damages proximately caused by the breach of the duty to warn. These duties may require the use of alarms, fences, lighting, security gates, security guards, video surveillance, etc.
In many instances the owner of the property will maintain that they did not know of the dangerous condition and therefore are not responsible for the attack. A thorough investigation may reveal that prior attacks have occurred at or near the owner’s property. The discovery of this evidence will be effective in establishing that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition. The owner of the property may take the position that at the time of the attack they had adequate security. The fact that a specific type of security was in place at the time of the attack does not mean that it was sufficient or adequate given the nature of the attack and the location of the property.
How Can a South Florida Negligent Security Attorney Help You?
Security experts will be retained to establish the reasonableness of the security or lack thereof at the time of the attack. We will be able to establish that the attack could have been prevented if the appropriate security had been in place at the time.
The Perez-Gurri Law Firm will handle all aspects of your case, from filing the claim with the appropriate insurance companies to managing the collection and payment of all medical bills. We will explain the law to you and how it affects your case.
What To Do After The Assault:
- Report incident to police
- Report incident to property owner
- Take photographs of premises and assault area
- Take photographs of all visible injuries
- Obtain the name and phone number of all witnesses
- Obtain immediate medical attention
- Do not speak to anyone but your attorney
You should consult with an attorney who can advise you of your rights and the potential value of your damages. Like other accidents, it is very likely that an insurance company adjuster or investigator will attempt to contact you and obtain your statement before you have had an opportunity to speak with an attorney. It is always recommended that you speak to an attorney before you speak with a representative from an insurance company.
What you may be entitled to receive, including but not limited to:
- Payment of medical bills
- Payment of lost wages
- Payment of lost services
- Payment for loss of earning capacity
- Payment for physical pain and suffering
- Payment for emotional pain and suffering
- Payment for property damage