Helping seriously injured victims of attacks on other people’s businesses and property due to inadequate security across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches, Tampa and OrlandoFlorida Negligent Security Lawyer
Florida negligent security lawyer Joseph Lipsky understands that business operators and land owners must take reasonable efforts to make sure their properties are safe for their customer, or what Florida Law refers to as “invitees.” These efforts include taking precautions to prevent likely criminal attacks. When a business fails to take precautions to prevent foreseeable crime from occurring, the victim of that criminal attack is entitled to hold the business responsible for the criminal’s actions.
These so-called negligent security or inadequate security incidents often occur due to the carelessness of the operators and operators of gas stations, apartment complexes, hotels, ATMs, parking garages or stores. Essentially, Florida law requires businesses, including apartment communities, to protect their customers and tenants from crime about which they know, or should have known, that may happen on their property.
When a business operates in an area known or prone to criminal activity, the law requires it to provide crime prevention procedures, which may include:
- Properly placed lighting
- Functioning and maintained gates and locks
- Video surveillance systems
- On-site security guards
Often times businesses, particularly apartment complexes install these needed safety devices, including pedestrian and vehicle gates, but over time they fail to maintain them, causing them to become inoperable. A businesses’ failure to maintain their crime prevention equipment may become an invitation for criminals to easily access an “gated” property and attack the customers or tenants who are rightfully on the property.
Due to the criminal nature of these types of cases, victims unfortunately suffer serious and debilitating injuries such as fractures, scarring, post-traumatic stress and death. When a business owner/operator places their desire for profit over the safety of their paying customers, Fort Lauderdale negligent security lawyer Joseph Lipsky has proven them negligent and caused they and their insurance companies to pay millions of dollars in compensation to those seriously injured victims, or their surviving families, for medical bills, lost income, disfigurement and a life time of pain and suffering.
Florida personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky has over 25 years of experience helping victims of negligent security cases pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward after being a crime victim. Having handled dozens of negligent security cases through settlement and trial, attorney Joseph Lipsky has acquired the knowledge necessary to handle these types of complex cases. As there is no specific list of crime prevention which is required at every business or property, victims of these attacks need an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the correct way to gather crime reports, analyze property management issues and consult with appropriate criminology experts. Miami negligent security injury attorney Joseph Lipsky has nearly three decades of experience helping clients recover millions of dollars for the damages they’ve suffered as the victims of a business owner’s, or apartment complex’s, failure to provide adequate security for their customers and tenants.
If you were the victim of a criminal attack on a businesses’ property, or as a tenant in an apartment community, due to negligent security anywhere in the State of Florida, please contact the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. to schedule a free no-obligation consultation at one of our offices or at your home or hospital. We urge you to contact us, either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
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(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
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