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At Charlip Law Group, LC our Miami negligent apartment security attorneys will provide you with passionate representation and compassionate counseling coupled with the knowledge and experience drawn from almost 40 years of personal injury trial practice. Our multilingual staff will deal with your issues promptly and always keep you timely informed about the progress of your case.
VICTIM OF NEGLIGENT APARTMENT SECURITY?
Here is what you need to know Charlip Law Group, LC Has The Answers – you will learn about:
- Legal Issues Arising from Shootings, Rapes and Violent Crime at apartment complexes with inadequate security.
- How to assess the security of your apartment complex?
- Do you have a viable negligent security claim?
- Some examples of negligent security cases.
What sets us apart?
- Rapid response team to investigate the criminal incident;
- Experience and expertise trying negligent security cases;
- Board Certified Trial Lawyer;
- 39 years of experience – both trials & appeals;
- Nationwide litigation practice;
- Million Dollar Verdicts.
Why Choose Us?
Why are we different from other Florida injury law firms? It starts with our personal service and compassion for your loss and pain. At our firm, you are not just one of thousands of other clients with cases, you are someone we care about on a personal level whose trust in us and help you seek honors and humbles us. We work very hard on your behalf to uphold the trust and confidence you have placed in us to obtain the best result possible for you. To that end, we only accept clients for whom we believe we can obtain a result that will provide them satisfaction and suitable compensation for their losses and injuries.
Fortunately for you, we can offer you the highest level of legal services available. Mr. Charlip was an honors graduate of the University of Florida School of Law, Executive Editor of the Law Review, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Civil Law Notary, and has almost 40 years of civil jury trial experience. There’s a reason we’re ranked among the top personal injury firms in Florida – we’re not afraid to fight in court to get you the largest possible jury verdict or settlement. Our results speak for themselves – our most recent jury trial verdict in a premises liability case was for $5 Million, one of the top 50 verdicts in Florida for 2019 and one of the highest premise liability verdicts in Florida!
From the very beginning, we develop an evidence-driven expert-supported creative and effective strategy that is designed to achieve a favorable conclusion to your case. Every step of the way, we can be there by your side providing the aggressive yet compassionate support you need.
Common Circumstances of NEGLIGENT APARTMENT SECURITY CRIMES
- Strong Arm Robbery/Battery
- Targeted homicides with innocent bystander injuries or death
- Drug deals gone wrong
- Accidental shootings
- Murder victims
Whatever the circumstances of your or your family member’s injury from a violent criminal incident at an apartment complex or any other commercial establishment, our negligent security lawyers can help you explore your options for pursuing legal action.
Reach out to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I hire a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer to handle my negligent security case?
A: Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Certification provides an objective measure that a potential client can rely upon when selecting a lawyer. When you hire any professional, expertise matters – you don’t go to a family practitioner physician to evaluate and treat a suspected cancer. Similarly, when hiring a negligent security attorney, it will not cost you any more to hire a specialist recognized by the Florida Bar as a civil trial expert.
When do you think it is necessary for clients to consult with a violent crime compensation lawyer such as yourself when the client or a family member is injured or dies because of a shooting or other violent crime?
A: When a person dies or is the victim of violent crime, a whole series of professionals get involved and events associated with that death or criminal act proceed on a pretty fixed quickly advancing time schedule.
People die in a variety of different situations, in a hospital, at home, while traveling, at work, in a car or boating accident, so of course there will be variations but boiled down, you can usually expect a doctor or coroner preparing and determining cause of death, a funeral director making arrangements for final disposition, some type of investigatory authority, whether the local police, OSHA, the Highway Patrol or the Coast Guard making some investigatory report.
Criminal acts also involve multijurisdictional investigations – police, insurance, housing, etc.
All of these professionals will likely be involved within 24-36 hours of the death or crime. Therefore, it is important that a potential client who might be seeking legal advice do so quickly before investigations are concluded, final disposition decisions are made or chances to control or be involved with matters associated with the death or criminal investigation pass.
How can I afford a negligent security personal injury lawyer?
A: Personal injury and wrongful death negligent security trial lawyers are willing to handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. A lawyer who charges a contingency fee will not charge you a fee for his/her time unless there is a recovery. If a recovery is made, then the lawyer’s fee is based upon an agreed percentage of the gross amount recovered. The lawyers at Charlip Law Group, LC charge contingency fees in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court guidelines, typically 33-1/3% in a case that is settled before the need for a lawsuit arises, and 40% when a lawsuit becomes necessary and is contested. The contingent attorney’s fee does not include the costs of pursuing a claim, which may range from just a few hundred dollars to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs are payable separately and not as a part of the contingent fee. Although many law firms may require you to pay these costs in advance, at Charlip Law Group, LC we understand that the consequences of an injury make it difficult, if not impossible, for our clients to advance the costs of a case. In personal injury and wrongful death cases, we pay the costs, and simply ask to be reimbursed at the conclusion of a case when your recovery is received.
I was seriously injured by criminal violence but I am not sure I should file a claim because I may also have been at fault in the situation. If that is true, can I still make a claim?
A: Yes you can. First, determining the cause of a criminal incident is often very difficult and is best left to experienced negligent security lawyer to sort through the admissible evidence. Any seasoned plaintiff’s lawyer knows that if you eliminate all the ways you potentially can lose a case, you can only have a successful outcome. For that reason, part of advancing your case involves minimizing any potential claims that you were involved somehow, that this was a “street-beef” or that the attack could have happened anywhere. A lawsuit requires proof and evidence. Your lawyer will assemble that evidence and evaluate what it ultimately can be utilized to prove. You should always let a well-qualified legal professional evaluate whether it makes sense to pursue your claim. You will pay no attorney’s fee if there is no recovery so consulting with a lawyer is always a high value proposition.
What are the legal issues that clients consult with you about when someone is the victim of a violent crime at an apartment complex or other commercial establishment?
A: First, determining whether there have been prior incidents of violent crime on the property is important. Then it is important to investigate the history of how any prior criminal incidents were responded to by the property owner or management, including the security measures that were in place at the time of the incident. Premises liability focuses on the duty of property and business owners and managers to exercise reasonable due care in addressing foreseeable hazards, including particularly foreseeable criminal activities.
Second, we would look at the reason the victim/potential client was at the property. You do not have to reside at an apartment complex to be entitled to be safe when visiting someone there. Property owners are held to various standards that apply because of the reasons people visit the property. For example, apartment complex owners are held to the highest standard for their tenants, also known as invitees. They must also make sure the property is safe for the guests of tenants and for potential future tenants who are visiting the property.
Third, we look at the victim/potential client’s role in the criminal event and analyse whether and to what extent a case can be made on his/her behalf.
I see all these signs and advertisements about how much money certain lawyers got for a client, shouldn’t those results be important to my decision of which law firm I should retain for my case?
A: No. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. You should speak with the lawyer and get a sense if he or she is someone you trust and is someone you can work with. You should speak with the law firm staff and get a sense of whether they are responsive and able to give your case the time and attention it deserves. You should evaluate the lawyer’s reputation, years of experience, credentials, expertise, awards and achievements. While a settlement of say $400,000 in a serious personal injury case may seem like alot, without knowing or understanding the facts of that particular case, you cannot know whether that settlement was a good or bad result. The case might have actually been worth $1,000,000. For those reasons, settlement amounts contained in signs and advertisements should not be of any importance in deciding which law firm to retain for your case.
David H. Charlip is the principal of Charlip Law Group, LC and a top attorney in South Florida with almost 40 years of legal experience. He has managed and litigated cases successfully across the country and has won several multi-million dollar verdicts.
Mr. Charlip is one of only approximately 100 Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers in Miami-Dade and also one of only approximately 135 Florida Civil Law Notaries.
With years of serious personal injury and accident litigation experience, Mr. Charlip has built a reputation as an innovator and a trusted leader in Personal Injury Law both in Florida and throughout the country in individual, mass and collective actions.
If you are in need of experienced serious personal injury or accident legal counsel please contact Mr. Charlip today for a free case evaluation.
At Charlip Law Group, LC our Miami wrongful death attorneys will provide you with aggressive representation coupled with the knowledge and experience drawn from over 30 years of personal injury practice. Our multi-lingual staff will deal with your issues promptly. We are conveniently located in Miami-Dade County. Our South Florida location allows us to serve our clients in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties; throughout Florida and the United States.