Are You a Victim of a Crime?
Those who are the victim of a criminal act could have recourse in civil court to pursue damages. How this is achieved varies from case to case. As an example, an individual who is the victim of an assault while on the property of any commercial enterprise could possibly file a claim against the owner of the property for failing to provide adequate security, if this contributed to the ability of the offender to commit the assault. When security fails and an injury takes place, the situation should be looked into at once by a skilled Miami personal injury lawyer from Klemick and Gampel, P.A. Under Florida Statues §§ 786.72 it may be possible to pursue damages beyond general damages when there is clear and convincing evidence of personal guilt of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.Legal Representation You can Trust
Our legal team has a combined 95 years of experience in personal injury cases, including those in which it is necessary to pursue compensation after suffering injuries from a criminal act. In our state, we can pursue damages beyond general damages when criminal negligence is involved. This could include any number of issues, including matters involving a corporation suppressing information that they were aware that their product was dangerous but continued to offer it to the public without warnings; cases of criminal activities such as drunk driving, and cases in which safety regulations were violated. Punitive damages that have the intent of punishing the individual or corporation that was engaged in a crime are separate from the general damages awarded in most personal injury claims.
Compensatory damages in these cases will vary based upon the degree of injury and the impact upon the victim’s life. Those that are permanently disfigured, disabled, or suffer long term mental anguish or loss of enjoyment of life will naturally be awarded a much higher value settlement or verdict, when the case is presented by a legal professional that has the skill to present the case skillfully. We offer our services to victims of criminal acts to determine how to pursue compensation for damages. It is possible that there are opportunities that could allow you to recover compensation that will allow you to move forward with your life to the best degree possible. Contact a Miami personal injury attorney from our firm if you are a victim of a crime and were injured or suffered other damages.