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The world is anything but a safe place today. There are plenty of stories in the headlines each and every day about muggings, shootings, stabbings, and more. They happen in public places, homes, and even commercial properties. When the latter is concerned, sometimes, lax security practices allow the events to unfold. Businesses have an obligation to keep their workers and clients safe and free of harm.
However, if they don’t take precautions, attacks can occur that lead to injuries and sometimes even death. For the purposes of this post, the article is going to focus on damages. Surveillance cameras, security guards, alarm systems, and access control could be just what the doctor ordered for preventing such incidents. Yet, many organizations fail to outfit their premises with these things. In turn, after various attacks, some victims end up with…
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Deep Lacerations And Puncture Wounds
• Gunshot Wounds
• Fractures And Broken Bones
The Recovery Process Can Be Quite Expensive
Between ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgeries, follow up doctor appointments, and medications, it can be challenging for victims to pay their healthcare bills. There may be months and months of physical therapy required as well. Not to mention, the person could need counseling to overcome the event emotionally. Nothing about the situation is fair, especially considering the commercial property owner could have taken steps to keep attackers at bay.
Luckily, there is something persons can do to offset these costs. They can hire a personal injury lawyer to fight on their behalf for compensation. Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined legal experience. They give each client the personal attention that they deserve and will even meet them at their home or the hospital if need be. The team has a successful track record and has recovered over $500 million in settlements and verdicts.
So, what are you waiting for? If you have suffered injuries from lax security practices, give our personal injury attorneys a call to schedule a free case review today. For added convenience, we have numerous offices across southwest Florida. They are located in…
• Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg
• Venice, Englewood, West Bradenton
• Port Charlotte, Lakewood Ranch, South Sarasota
• Arcadia, Fort Myers, And Lakeland
What Must Be Proven In A Negligent Security Case?
For one of these claims to be successful, the lawyer must show that the security was not adequate for the property or event. Additionally, they have to prove that the lack of security caused the accident. Our team has a variety of tools at its disposal for accomplishing these tasks. Sometimes, they obtain surveillance cameras footage, while on other occasions, they may look into incidents that happened in the past on the property. The attorney will collect witness statements and police reports as well. Also, they may bring in various professionals in different fields to make the case as strong as possible.
Going It Alone Could Be A Recipe For Disaster
Many times, commercial property representatives will offer low ball settlements in the beginning. If a person doesn’t know any better or does not have legal representation by their side, they may accept the amount only to discover that it won’t cover their expenses. Then again, in other instances, the property owners might be lawyered up. The attorneys will pull out all the stops to discredit the claim. They could even go as far as to make it look like the victim was at fault.
So, don’t get taken advantage of or have your reputation thrown in the mud. Instead, put a trustworthy firm in your corner to fight for what is right and just. The action and effort will be well worth it in the end.