Inadequate / Negligent Security
Glenn J Holzberg, is a Miami negligent security lawyer with over 34 years of experience representing clients, trying cases in state and federal courts all over Florida and in other jurisdictions. I graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, an elite training ground for the best trial lawyers in the US. Let me and my team at HOLZBERG LEGAL go to work for you proving what you need to prove to recover full compensation when you are seriously injured by a business owners failure to provide adequate security where you spend your hard-earned dollars shopping, dining and visiting.
In Florida, a landowner owes you a duty:
- 1) To maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition;
- 2) To warn of dangers of which they know (actual notice) , or with reasonable investigation should discover (constructive notice); or
- 3) When they create a dangerous condition on their property.
If they breach (violate) any of these duties - when you enter their property and are injured in a slip or trip and fall or are harmed as a result of inadequate security, an experienced Miami premises liability attorney can get you full compensation. Crowded businesses, malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, are often located in “high crime areas”. These businesses owe you a legal duty to investigate and determine whether there is a foreseeable need for security; and if so, to attempt to deter and prevent crime.
The security industry refers to this as “showing the colors”, which can consist of uniformed officers or security guards patrolling the premises, off-duty police officers readily available to hire (when off-duty and can be arranged through local police departments), vehicles with flags and lights patrolling parking lots. All of these are used by professional security companies to let criminal attackers know and be aware that if they were to commit a crime on these premises there is a heightened chance of being seen and to deter crime. The failure of the owner in these “high crime areas” to provide adequate security; and do periodic security audits; to obtain and review crime grids (a printout of crimes geographically) from local police departments showing increased trends in crime on and near their property in experienced hands, establishes the basis of a negligent security claim.
An experienced negligent security attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to see if the business owner performed due diligence before deciding whether to hire or increase security, or simply choose to have no security. If their failure to investigate caused serious injury or death to you or a loved one as a result of foreseeable criminal conduct we will fight to get you what you deserve. Only an experienced negligent security lawyer knows and will do this. It is our mission for you.
These incidents are the most tragic that we see, People are attacked raped and shot in parking lots, in dark corners of shopping centers, are seriously injured or die, suffer brain injuries or paralysis because of the crime of another - a preventable crime. The business owner is responsible to you, even when the harm is by a third-party criminal.
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