Although Florida courts state that a property owners or possessors of real property in Florida do have a duty to protect an invitee on their property from the criminal attacks by a person whom they have no control over if the criminal attack was foreseeable. However, property owners or possessors of real property in Florida do not have a duty to protect an invitee on their property from the criminal attack if the attack was not foreseeable.
People in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are often the victims of criminal assault that result in serious personal injuries and even death while legally at the following types of property:
- Gas Stations
- Grocery Stores
- Shopping Malls
- Banks and ATM Machines
- Apartment Buildings
- Parking Lots
- Movie Theatres and other Entertainment Venues
The aggressive negligent security lawyers at Payer & Associates have represented individuals and their families who have been the victims of negligent security cases involving criminal attacks in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for the past 20 years and have the knowledge and experience necessary prove their case and get their clients and loved ones the financial compensation they deserve.
How to Prove a Negligent Security Case in Miami
The most important part of successfully proving a negligent security case is to prove that the property owners or possessor knew of had reason to know of the possibility of the criminal attack. This usually be proven by obtaining a criminal history report for the property from the police department(s) responsible for the municipality where the property is located. Once you obtain the criminal history showing prior criminal acts against invitees on the property you should also obtain the property’s tax history to determine how long the current owner has owned the property and if any of the crimes happened while they owned or possessed the property.
The property owner or possessor can be held responsible for the criminal attacks of third parties on their property by showing that they had specific knowledge of the dangerous propensities of a specific assailant who is on his or her property or by showing that the land owners or possessors should have recognized the likelihood, based on past experience, of disorderly conduct by third parties that could endanger their invitees on the property.
Additionally, negligent security cases may be proven if the property owners or possessor agreed to provide security protection services pursuant to a contract; that it made representations of security to their property’s invitees; or that they stopped providing security to the property’s invitees.
Call Payer & Associates If You’re the Victim of Negligent Security in South Florida
The aggressive and experienced Miami negligent security attorneys at Payer & Associates are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week to fight for victims of a criminal attack on someone’s property in South Florida. Call Payer & Associates personal injury lawyers today for your free confidential initial consultation with one of our attorneys in Miami or Fort Lauderdale to discuss your negligent security case.