Have you been hurt due to the negligence of a business or property owner? Read these 4 negligent security tips, then call our Florida attorneys today.
Selecting a Negligent Security Attorney
The way you select the best negligent security attorney in Florida is by looking up their credentials, what they’ve done in their career. Our law firm has been around for nearly 60 years. We handle negligent security cases regularly. We have four board-certified civil trial attorneys. What does that all mean? It means that when you hire an attorney, the insurance company knows that attorney. They know if they’re a trial attorney or they know if they’re not, if they’re just an attorney that takes cases and settles them without the willingness to push the case forward to go to trial.
You really need to look into the attorney that you’re hiring, make sure the attorney has a good understanding of negligent security law, and that they can appropriately handle your case to maximize the value of the case. If you have a negligent security case, please feel free to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you through that.
After a Negligent Security Injury
We have folks come to us where they have a negligent security injury claim in Florida and they ask us what they should do, what some of the steps are that they should take. They’ve taken the right step first, which is to get the attorney involved. An attorney can preserve all the evidence, such as if there’s video, if something happens at a gas station or in the parking lot at a Walmart or any other large establishment like that where they may have parking lot cameras and get statements of witnesses. The attorney can preserve all the appropriate evidence to maximize the value of your case.
The second thing would be to not talk to the insurance company. Don’t give them a statement. You can say things that could potentially hurt your case, so get the attorney involved right away. The attorney can guide you through the steps that you need to take to maximize the value of your case. Our law firm has been handling these sort of cases for nearly 60 years. If you have a negligent security case, please feel free to reach out to our law firm so we can help.
Mistakes After a Negligent Security Claim
A common mistake that someone may make if they have a negligent security case in Florida is not really realizing they have a negligent security case. A negligent security case is where a property owner, whether it be a gas station or some sort of big-box retailer, know that there are some issues on their property, say with crime. They have violent crimes where they’ve had people mugged or they’ve had shootings, and then they don’t appropriately protect the people that are coming on their property. If they don’t appropriately protect someone and that person is injured, then there’s a case. You see these sort of things happen all the time and the person just thinks, “Well, the person that assaulted me is really the at-fault party,” but, no, the at-fault party can be the actual place of business that you’re going to, where you have an expectation that you’re going to be safe. That’s what a negligent security case is.
Another common mistake is not hiring an attorney right away. In a negligent security case, oftentimes there will be video that will show the incident, if you’re at some sort of business premises where they have video cameras, and the person doesn’t hire an attorney, so we can’t get the appropriate evidence, can’t get the witnesses and statements from them, so we can’t build your case appropriately. You really need to hire an attorney right away that knows what they’re doing.
Our law firm has been handling negligent security cases for nearly 60 years, so we can help you out if you or a loved one has been injured or, unfortunately, there are sometimes death with these negligent security cases.
Negligent Security Case Value
When we have folks that have been injured in a negligent security case, they’ll come to us and ask, “What is the value of my case? How do we determine that?” That comes down to multiple factors. First of all, you have to prove that the defendant was in some way negligent; that’s called liability. The way you do that is, say if there’s an assault that happens on a property or if there’s a shooting that happens on a property, you need to look at the history on that property. There are different call logs through different police departments where you can find if there were similar crimes in the past, and that’s kind of how you build your negligent security case. You need an attorney, first of all, that can show you how to do that, that can pull the right documents to be able to prove that the defendant was negligent in some way, that they should have had security on the property because there’s a history of bad behavior on the property.
The second part of that is damages. Damages can be lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of the capacity of the enjoyment of life, and medical bills. All of those factor into determining the value of a case, and the damages portion is a lot about the attorney’s skill in maximizing each of those elements of damages and understanding the history of what has happened in similar cases around the state.
Our law firm has been handling these sort of cases for nearly 60 years. We have four board-certified civil trial attorneys who try these sort of cases, and we do a lot of research to determine the value of these cases. You really want an attorney that can do all of those things to maximize the value of your case and instruct you appropriately on what that value is. If you’ve had a negligent security case, please feel free to reach out to us and we can help you with that.
Have you or a loved one been hurt on due to the negligence of a business or property owner in Florida and have questions about our 4 negligent security tips? Contact our experienced Southwest Florida Negligent Security lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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