TOURIST SAFETY – TOURISTS ATTACKED IN MIAMI BEACH
This past Thursday, four men attacked tourists in Miami Beach, leaving one of the attack victims severely injured with multiple head trauma. Ironically, the assault of the tourists took place across the street from Miami Beach Police Headquarters and near the 11th Street Diner. Police investigators were able to identify the assailants thanks to video surveillance cameras in the vicinity. Three of the four attackers were located at a Collins Avenue hotel and taken into custody by robbery detectives. The three men, one from Connecticut and two from New York, are facing felony charges and trying to figure out how to put up their bond. The fourth suspect, also identified, is on the run and is expected to be in custody soon. According to statements by the men arrested, the incident broke-out after they purchased bad cannibis chewable candies from the assault victim.
TOURIST SAFETY IN MIAMI
Miami visitors and Florida vacationers need to remind themselves that crime exists in every big city across the globe. That said, tourists and out of towners visiting Miami need to take certain precautions when out and about, especially at night. With a vast choice of bars, nightclubs, and adult entertainment available, criminals are likely to lurking, ready to capitalize on unsuspecting tourists. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of personal injury attorneys that handle accident claims involving tourists and out-of-towners that fall victim to acts of violence or negligence by business operators, understand that most criminal activity can, and should be adverted by the business owner. This can include taking necessary precautions and applying safety measures such as the installation of surveillance video cameras strategically placed in and around the place of business, such as entrances, exits, interiors, and parking lots, which is where most criminal activity occurs.
CAN A BUSINESS OPERATOR BE HELD LEGALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY FROM CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?
Yes, a business operator can be held liable for personal injury incurred by a customer, as long as fault can be established. A professional and experienced personal injury lawyer in Miami, may be able to prove that a business operator knew of any possible and preventable dangers existing in or around the place of business. For example, if a nightclub owner or operator was aware of illegal activity taking place in the business’ parking lot, the business operator may be liable for any injuries incurred by a patron not involved in said illegal activity.
Security Personnel and Surveillance Cameras
In order to prevent crime from taking place in or around shops, bars, restaurants, malls, nightclubs, etc., business operators may benefit from hiring security personnel to provide extra protection against criminal activity and have surveillance cameras strategically installed to deter acts of violence and help police identify criminals that assault customers.
Adequate and Sufficient Lighting
Dark parking lots are an muggers or rapist’s paradise. Waling through dark parking lots can be dangers, especially, after midnight. People should avoid poorly lit parking lots after dark as criminal tend to lurk. That is why, business operators that offer customers parking after dark, should take the necessary precautions to provide good, adequate lighting to deter criminal activity and to prevent muggers and rapists from stalking customers when walking across dark parking lots.
Irresponsible or Fake Uber and Lyft Drivers
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s personal injury handling Uber and Lyft accident victims, understand that Uber and Lyft provide reliable rideshare services, with quality drivers behind the wheel. Nevertheless, Uber and Lyft drivers occasionally get into traffic accidents and not all Uber of Lyft drivers are 100% honest. There exist a number of reasons why tourists and out-of-towners need to be cautious when taking an Uber or Lyft after leaving a bar or nightclub. (See Staying Safe During Uber Rides).
THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM HANDLES INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS INJURED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED OR DETERED BY BUSINESS OPERATORS IN MIAMI.
IF YOU, A FRIEND, OR RELATIVE HAS SUFFERED BODILY HARM AND LOSSES FROM PERSONAL INJURY IN OR AROUND A BAR, NIGHTCLUB, OR RESTAURANT, CONTACT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM ONLINE FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
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