Aggressive Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Attorney
Call this Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Lawyer for help. Stephen Morse represents clients on negligent security cases in all areas of Florida – including Broward County and throughout South Florida.
Negligent security refers to the failure of a business to provide adequate security against crimes and other wrongs. If customers are victimized while on the business’s property due to this negligent security, the business can be held liable.
For example, if a business is located in a high crime area and provides no security guards, it can potentially be responsible if a robber invades the premises and kills or injures patrons of the business. This is because the business should have known that it was in a high crime area and should have consequently provided adequate security to protect its customers. If you have been a crime victim due to a similar scenario, contact this Broward County Negligent Security Attorney for help.
A business can be held liable if it provides no security. This would be a called a case of lack of security. It can also be held liable if it provides security, but this security isn’t enough or is inadequate. This would be called negligent security.
There are various types of negligent security cases. For example, businesses may be held liable for negligent hiring. If they hire security personnel that they know to be inadequate or dangerous (e.g., have criminal backgrounds, etc.), they can be responsible if that security personnel causes or allows injury to somebody else. Further, businesses can be held responsible if they inadequately train their security personal and this leads to injury to others.
Businesses may also be held liable if they negligently retain security personal. For instance, if a business hires security personnel, then later realizes that the security personnel is inadequate or dangerous, the business has a responsibility to discharge or fire the security personal. If the business doesn’t do this and the inadequate or dangerous security personnel goes on to cause injury to somebody else, the business may be liable.
Finally, businesses may be held liable if they are negligent in their supervision of their security personnel. That is, if a business does not adequately supervise its security personnel and the security personnel causes or allows injury to somebody else, the business may be responsible.
If you are a crime victim due to the negligent security of a business occurring anywhere in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach and Miami), contact this Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Law Firm at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you retain Stephen Morse to work on your case, he will not be paid for his work until you’ve received compensation – so you have no risk.
Advice to Clients of Fort Lauderdale Negligent Security Lawyer Stephen Morse
If you have been injured due to the negligent security of a business, it will be important to get the “crime grid” of the area where the incident occurred. The crime grid can reveal the number of crimes that have previously occurred in the area where your incident happened. The crime grid can also show what types of crimes occurred in the area. If it turns out that the business where your incident occurred was in a high-crime area, you may be able to argue that the business could have provided better security. After all, if the business knew that it existed in a high crime area, then it should have provided adequate security for its customers. Businesses make money due to their customers’ patronage. In return, they should be expected to provide a safe environment for those customers. If they don’t, they can be held responsible for harm that results.
South Florida Negligent Security Attorney Relentlessly Pursues Justice
Negligent security cases typically involve intentional torts (e.g., assault and battery, attempted murder, etc.). In the case of negligent security, a criminal or wrongdoer will typically intentionally intend to commit a crime or other wrong, and the business or place where the incident occurs will be unable to prevent the crime or other wrong because of inadequate or negligent security. As such, in the case of negligent security, there are typically two entities you can bring your case against: the criminal/wrongdoer and the business.
One advantage of a negligent security case is that the criminal/wrongdoer does not go on the verdict form that the Jury in your case will use to make its decisions. That is, the negligence of the business will be decided alone by a jury (instead of in combination with the criminal/wrongdoer). This is a major advantage because, in a negligent security case, a jury would typically put most of the fault on the criminal/wrongdoer and only a small percentage of fault on the business if the jury was asked to judge both together. Instead, in a negligent security case, the jury is typically asked to only judge the business alone – which is a huge advantage.
A typical negligent security case is governed by a four-year statute of limitations. This indicates that, if you’ve been injured due to the negligent security of a business, you have four years to begin your case. If you don’t, you may be forever unable to bring your case. As such, it is vitally important to contact this South Florida Negligent Security Lawyer as soon as possible.
Gain Compensation for your Injuries with the Help of a Broward County Negligent Security Law Firm
If you have been a crime victim due to the negligent or lack of security of a business, contact Stephen Morse at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you hire this Broward County Negligent Security Lawyer, you won’t be charged until you’ve received compensation in your case – so there is no risk to you.