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Will Pine Hills Shooting Lead To A Negligent Security Claim?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Negligent Security

Will Pine Hills Shooting Lead To A Negligent Security Claim?

Here in Central Florida, over the past year or more there have been rash of shootings in the commercial area on Colonial Drive (Highway 50), between Pine Hills Road and Kirkman Road.  The most recent event was the murder of two men sitting in a Porsche automobile in the parking lot of the Mandarin Plaza shopping center. Mandarin Plaza, as well as several of the other shopping plazas in the area, features at least one nightclub.  According to a story on the WFTV.com website, the owners of the nightclubs (and presumably the owners of the plazas) realize that a lot of criminal activity occurs in the parking lots outside these clubs.  Apparently, some kind of effort is made to provide security, but obviously not enough. A business owner can be held liable for damages if he or she knows (or should know) that his or her business is the site of dangerous or criminal activity and doesn’t take reasonable measures to protect guests, patrons, or visitors.  The amount or level of security must be reasonable in light of what is known about the risk of danger.  Having one security guard on duty might be reasonable when there is little risk of crime, but would likely be entirely unreasonable if the business had been the scene of multiple attacks or murders. Apparently, the victims in the Mandarin Plaza shootings had a social media and community presence that suggested that they were modern-day gangsters.  There might have been more to their killings that just a random act of violence.  In such a situation, there might not be a viable negligent security claim.  Nevertheless, many of the people shot and killed in Pine Hills in this area of Pine Hills are innocent and plainly at the wrong place at the wrong time, and deserve justice. If you have any questions regarding a potential negligent security claim, call Winter Park negligent security attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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What Are Reasonable Expectations For Your Florida Accident Attorney?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Recent Videos, Uncategorized

What Are Reasonable Expectations For Your Florida Accident Attorney?

Everyone knows that the hiring of an attorney for your personal injury case is an important decision.  This is why it is so surprising when we talk to potential clients who have either considered hiring, or have previously hired, lawyers from the mega advertising firms, or lawyers associated with those 800-lawyer referral service companies. Most of these folks never meet with an attorney. The few that do meet an attorney, normally do so without the attorney knowing anything about them. What is reasonable for a client to expect from their lawyer? How to make sure this happens? Check out this video:     If you have any questions regarding what you should expect when you hire an Orlando accident attorney, or if you want to know what you should ask a personal injury attorney before hiring one, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill, or order a FREE copy of Kim’s book, Asleep At The Wheel – 13 Mistakes the Insurance Company Desperately Hopes You’ll Make After Your Florida Car Accident by clicking...

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Your Big Personal Injury Case Doesn’t Necessarily Need A Big Law Firm

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Your Big Personal Injury Case Doesn’t Necessarily Need A Big Law Firm

We talk to prospective clients all the time who begin their process of selecting a lawyer with the mistaken impression that they are going to achieve better results with their cases if they hire large personal injury law firms to handle them. Although a huge and impersonal firm may the correct fit for some cases, in many instances a more thorough, personal approach is going to be what the client wants and/or needs — particularly if the client has a large or complex case. We have come up with a list of some things that a wise prospective client should consider before choosing any lawyer or law firm (including...

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