Lack Of Security – Assault And Battery
Helping those attacked on business properties across the State of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida KeysFLORIDA LACK OF SECURITY– ASSAULT AND BATTERY ATTORNEY
At the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, our Florida assault and battery due to lack of security attorneys understand the emotional and physical damages which victims of attacks cause. Along with the physical injuries victims caused by being assaulted on someone else’s property due to inadequate security, those victims also tend to have nightmares and problems associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Having helped numerous seriously injured victims of assaults and battery throughout Florida, including in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach collect millions of dollars in compensation, Joseph Lipsky knows the ins and outs of these special types of negligence cases; and has the experience and resources to maximize injured victim’s financial recovery.
Although the general public believes Assault and Battery refer to the same thing, they are actually two separate acts. Assault refers to an action in which someone purposefully threatens you, without actually making physical contact. Battery on the other hand, is when that person does hit or touch you. Victims of assaults and battery, regardless of the location of their attack, should immediately contact the police so that the criminal actor may be punished; but also, when they are attacked in a bar, restaurant, apartment complex or night club, have a formal record of where and under what circumstances they were injured. Miami negligent security lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows how critical those official police reports are in being able to prove a breach of the law by a business owner.
When an assault or battery happens at a business, that establishment may be responsible for failing to take adequate measures to prevent the attack. Under those circumstances, when the bar, restaurant, apartment complex or night club should know that violent crime is possible, and they fail to take such preventative measures, the injured victim may bring an inadequate or negligent security lawsuit. These types of cases are also referred to as premises liability cases. Fort Lauderdale negligent security attorney Joseph Lipsky knows that Florida law requires businesses to protect their paying customers from foreseeable dangers, including crime. As an example, when a bar or club knows that its patrons tend to become intoxicated and rowdy, and yet they fail to employ security guards or bouncers, the establishment’s owner may be sued by negligence. The level of reasonable security depends upon the type of establishment, where that business is located and prior crime at that location.
While the police are investigating your assault and battery case, it is imperative to contact Joseph Lipsky, an experienced negligent security lawyer, who has over a 25 years of hands-on experienced in helping seriously injured victims of these negligent security cases as soon as possible after being released from the hospital. In addition to investigating the facts of the attack, an in depth investigation into the financial resources of the club or bar is need to ascertain if they have liability insurance which covers criminal attacks. Unfortunately, many insurance companies are now placing exclusions in their insurance policies which provide limited or complete exclusions of third party crime cases. Under those circumstances, crime victims may apply for benefits from the State of Florida crime victim fund for assistance in paying medical bills and lost wages.
Negligent security attorney Joseph Lipsky has helped dozens of critically injured victims of the most frequent types of Palm Beach negligent security assault and battery cases, including those occurring at bars, nightclubs, apartment complexes and restaurants.
As Florida is a comparative negligence state; meaning a jury may apportion fault for any accident between all negligent parties, including the victim, insurance companies will also investigate the injured victim’s actions. Florida law specifically states that if you are legally intoxicated when an accident occurs, and your conduct played any role in causing that incident, that you are prohibited from pursuing a claim for money damages. Given this comparative negligence standard, it is imperative that seriously injured victims of Miami negligent security attacks immediately contact Florida negligent security lawyer Joseph Lipsky, rather than talking to the businesses’ insurance company, to make sure their rights are properly protected.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured from an assault and battery due to a business’ lack of security at a business, restaurant, nightclub or apartment complex, in Florida or across the United States, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
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(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
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