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Miami Premises Liability Attorneys Discuss Injuries from Negligent Security

Representing clients injured due to negligent security throughout South Florida

Whenever you visit the mall, walk through the doors of your favorite coffee shop, or pull into a parking spot at the grocery store, the property owner has a legal obligation to protect your safety. If you get assaulted while walking through a shopping center, slip and fall on a spilled drink in a restaurant, or if someone mugs you in the dry cleaner’s parking lot, because of a legal principle called premises liability, the property owner may be held liable for your injuries.

The skilled Miami premises liability lawyers at the Yeboah Law Group are well versed in the area of premises liability. Whether your case is settled or litigated, we are prepared to protect your interests and get the best result possible for you.

Examples of premises liability cases

If you become injured due to the negligence of the property owner, there are many instances where a premises liability case might arise including:

  • Parking lots
  • Shopping malls
  • Apartment buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Hotels/motels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Amusement parks
  • Resorts
  • Stadiums and sporting venues
  • Swimming pools
  • Airports

Types of visitors and levels of care associated with premises liability

A property owner would not owe the same duty of care to every individual who enters his or her property. There are three levels of care which apply to the different categories of visitor:

  1. Invitees: An invitee is an individual who enters the property for business purposes only. Customers and clients are invitees. Property owners owe these guests the highest level of care, and they may be liable for those hazards that they were aware of, or should have been aware of.
  2. Licensees: These are individuals who enter the property at the invitation of, or with the permission of the property or business owner, for social or leisure activities, not for business purposes. For these guests, property owners may be liable for hazards that they knew about.
  3. These individuals have entered the property without permission, and the property owner has no obligation to warn trespassers of known dangers.

What is negligent security?

Take the example of being mugged in a shopping center parking lot.  This could be a case of negligent security. Property owners have a legal duty to protect customers who enter their property from foreseeable hazards, and some criminal acts might be included in that category. If the shopping center is located in an area where there have been frequent instances of people being assaulted and robbed, the property owner might hire a security guard to patrol the parking areas and walkways, install surveillance cameras, and post signs warning customers of the recent criminal activity in the area.

The Miami premises liability attorney team at the Yeboah Law Group have experience representing clients injured in negligent security cases. We conduct a thorough investigation and we hold the responsible parties liable for our clients’ injuries and related damages.

Proving negligence in premises liability cases

An important distinction in premises liability cases is that property owners are not responsible for every injury that occurs on their property, and they cannot be held responsible for an injury simply because it took place on their premises. What the plaintiff must be able to prove is that the property or business owner was negligent in failing to do something that he or she should have done to prevent the injury. The property owner must also have had knowledge of the hazard but failed to remedy the situation.

What compensation might I recover in a premises liability lawsuit?

Similar to any personal injury lawsuit, depending on the severity of the injury and the related damages, the amount an injured person might be able to recover would vary. The types of damages include:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury now and for future medical bills related to the incident.
  • Lost wages. If you are unable to work because of doctor visits, hospital stays and recovery time, you may receive compensation for your lost salary.
  • Pain and suffering. This compensation is for the pain and suffering related to the injury.
  • Wrongful death. In the unfortunate event that someone loses his or her life in a premises liability accident, loved ones might be able to recover compensation.

Working with a skilled premises liability lawyer

Premises liability cases can be complicated, but an experienced Miami premises liability lawyer from the Yeboah Law Group knows how to go up against the property owner’s legal team and present a compelling case for our clients. We are here to take on the legal challenge while you focus on healing and getting back to your life. You can feel confident that your interests are in the capable hands of our legal team who will recover compensation for you or you do not pay any attorney fees.

Schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney now

In the unfortunate event that you sustain an injury on someone else’s property, you might not be aware that you can pursue compensation from those responsible. Contact Yeboah Law Group for a free consultation of your premises liability injury claim. Call Yeboah Law Group now at (800) TELL-SAM, or complete our contact form.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our Miami attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:

Car AccidentsTruck AccidentsMotorcycle Accidents
PIP FAQsWrongful DeathNursing Home Negligence
Product LiabilityPremises LiabilityEmployment Discrimination
Maritime Law

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