Miami Negligent Security Lawyers
When someone is injured or murdered in our community it affects us all. Sometimes we know the victims. Other times we empathize with the injured and their survivors. When crimes happen near where we live or work it changes us. We become less trusting and more cautious. Now everyone understands that our criminal justice system is in place to hold people responsible for their criminal actions. But our civil justice system also provides an opportunity to hold those responsible for the injury or death accountable. The specific area of the law is known as negligent security and that is why it becomes necessary to consult with a Miami negligent security attorney in the event of an injury or death.
In general property owners, landlords, property managers and business owners/operators owe a duty to those people on their premises lawfully to make that area reasonably safe. They are also supposed to warn of latent danger which is the type of danger that may not be readily apparent. In simpler terms, property owners, operators and managers are supposed to provide security measures to protect people on their property from preventable harms.
Negligent security cases in Miami can be difficult and complex. As you might imagine, standing in front of a jury and asking them to hold a property owner responsible for the criminal actions of a third-party is, at first glance, a hard ask. At first glance, reasonable people might feel sympathy for the victim but at the same time have a hard time holding a property owner, manager or business operator legally and financially responsible for the actions of a criminal defendant. That is why the investigation of a Miami negligent security case is vitally important to bringing and successfully resolving a personal injury case or wrongful death claim arising out of a security negligence case in Miami.Investigation of Negligent Security Cases in Miami
The investigation of any negligent security case involving personal injury or wrongful death in Miami often begins with law enforcement. Our negligent security lawyers in Miami confer with and monitor the efforts of law enforcement in the prosecution of the criminal defendant(s). It is essential for our clients to encourage the police to catch and ultimately prosecute the person responsible. But our Miami negligent security lawyers have to go further and in greater depth in order to get to the facts and evidence that may ultimately prove the liability of a business owner, operator, landlord or property manager.
After contacting law enforcement our next step involves the examination of public records. Through freedom of information requests and public record laws, our lawyers and investigators are able to gather valuable information to assist them in the prosecution of a negligent security lawsuit in Miami involving personal injury or wrongful death. The pursuit of public information can produce:
- CAD (Computer Assisted Dispatch) Reports which detail the number of calls and the types of calls to a particular area over a specific period of time.
- GRID Reports detailing crimes and reports of crimes for a specific period of time and for a particular area.
- Miami – Dade Clerk of Courts to search for any and all civil lawsuits or actions brought against a particular business owner, operator, landlord or property owner.
- Miami – Dade County government offices to search for violations, notices, fines and/or warnings for a particular piece of property.
In addition to public information investigation, our Miami inadequate security attorneys will often retain the services of qualified experts to assist in the analysis of responsibility and liability of a particular negligent security wrongful death or personal injury claim. Negligent security experts in Miami will generally inspect the location of where the incident occurred; review the results of our public information investigation; reach out to their own contacts in law enforcement; and whatever else is necessary to develop a viable theory of liability for our clients.
Our negligent security experts assist our attorneys in identifying potential responsible defendants following a Miami negligent security wrongful death or serious injury such as:
- Shopping Malls
- Strip Malls
- Apartment Complexes
- Concerts and Public Events
- Gated Communities
- Homeowners Association
- Condo Association
- Security Companies
Our Miami personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, along with our Miami negligent security investigators and experts, follow the evidence until we can provide our clients with a thorough report of who may or may not be responsible for their injury or losses. At that point, it is the client’s decision of what to do next. Sometimes there are cases, no matter how heartbreaking, where there is no clear liability or responsibility for anyone other than the criminal defendant. Other times, our investigation reveals that potential defendants were negligent and careless and should ultimately be held responsible for what was a foreseeable but horrible situation. In either case, we understand that you are the client and that the ultimate decision of what to do rests with you and your loved ones.Miami Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Negligent Security Victims
If you lost a loved one or family member as a victim of a crime, we would respectfully ask that you afford us the opportunity to discuss your case and to see if we are the best negligent security lawyer for you in Miami for your wrongful death case. If you were injured as a crime victim then we invite you to meet with us for a free consultation so that you can decide if we are the best Miami negligent security attorney for you. Again please remember, we offer free and confidential consultations. All you have to do is call us at (305) 285-1115 and let us help you get the answers you need and the justice you deserve.
Our Miami wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys have helped clients and their families since 1963. At Wolfson & Leon in Miami, we handle all forms of injury and wrongful death cases from your first phone call until the case is resolved through settlement or a jury verdict. We serve the communities of South Florida including but not limited to Kendall, Hialeah, North Miami, South Beach, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Doral, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Liberty City, Aventura, Midtown, Wynwood and Miami Beach.