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$10.1 Million Settlement in Negligent Security Case Involving Father Paralyzed in Shooting

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$10.1 Million Settlement in Negligent Security Case Brought by 22 year old Father Paralyzed in Shooting

Miami, FL – The homeowners association, property manager, and other related entities at a Miami townhome community have agreed to pay more than $10 million dollars to 22-year-old Bryan Perez and his infant son to settle a negligent security lawsuit.

On August 18th 2014, in an attempted armed home invasion robbery, Perez was shot 6 times in his family’s rental unit at the Carmel Lakes townhome community, which is located at 20761 NE 4th Place Miami, Florida 33179.  As a result of the crime, Perez was rendered an incomplete paraplegic. Perez had recently moved to the complex with his family and was unaware of its history of crime, which consisted of numerous burglaries and armed robberies. The Haggard Law Firm’s Pedro Echarte who litigated the case says “the community’s security measures were entirely inadequate to protect its residents and tenants.”

On the night of the incident, Perez was on his porch with a friend when three gunmen approached and asked for a safe that was in the home.  Perez and his family were the victims of a burglary at the same unit a few months before the subject shooting, had purchased a safe to store their valuables as a result, and the box for that safe was on the porch at the time of the shooting.  While demanding Perez and his guest enter the home, Perez attempted to close a sliding glass door in an effort to protect his family, including his then-pregnant girlfriend, mother, and little sister who were all inside the home at the time of the incident.  The gunmen proceeded to start shooting through the glass door, hitting Perez multiple times.

Echarte says the evidence against those responsible for needed security at Carmel Lakes was overwhelming, including:

Register for Negligent Security Litigation Webinar

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On Thursday, October 20th The Haggard Law Firm’s Todd Michaels will present a webinar on litigating negligent security cases. Haggard Law  specializes in prosecuting wrongful death and catastrophic injury negligent security cases. During the webinar titled Trying A Negligent Security Case: A Plaintiff Lawyers Guide To Destroying The Premises And Staying Out Of The Weeds,  Michaels will provide a guide for other Plaintiff’s attorneys in how to successfully prosecute these important cases. 

Are Wal-Mart’s Safe? The World’s No. 1 Retailer’s Negligent Security Problems

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The Daily Business Review recently published an article authored by The Haggard Law Firm’s Christopher Marlowe regarding the rampant security issues at Wal-Mart stores across the country.

In the article, Marlowe discusses how Wal-Mart is well aware of the frequent crime that takes place on properties across the country. The Haggard Law attorney litigated a case against the world’s number 1 retailer where a woman was kidnapped from a Wal-Mart parking lot and brutally raped in her kidnapper’s vehicle over several hours and miles of driving.

The text of the article as it appears in the Daily Business Review:

$1.8 Million Negligent Security Case Result Featured by DBR

The Daily Business Review has just published an article featuring the recent $1.8 million negligent security case settlement delivered by the Haggard Law Firm. In the article, Haggard Law attorney Douglas McCarron describes how the inaction by the property owners of a Tampa apartment complex who refused to invest in proper security measures despite pleas from property management, directly contributed to the shooting death of a 23-year-old father of three. To read the full article click the images below or this link   ...

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McCarron to Present Negligent Security Gameplan During National Conference Today

 

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Later today,  The Haggard Law Firm’s Douglas McCarron will  lead a presentation during The 2016 National Crime Victim Bar Association’s National Conference  in Philadelphia. The Conference is currently underway in conjunction with the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Training Institute.

McCarron’s presentation,  Negligent Security Case Gameplan: “Blocking & Tackling Fundamentals Mixed with Razzle Dazzle”, his highly demonstrative , interactive and will highlight what every Victim’s lawyers must know presenting their Negligent Security case.

NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE RESULT: $1.8 Million to Family of Murdered Father

    Del Rio Apartment Complex Owners Ignored Multiple Requests from Staff to Increase Security  Tampa – The companies that once owned the Avesta Del Rio Apartment Complex have agreed to pay the family of 23-year-old murder victim Damian Bowie $1.8 million to settle a negligent security lawsuit.  The lawsuit filed by Douglas McCarron of The Haggard Law Firm (www.haggardlawfirm.com) alleged that the deadly 2014 shooting that claimed Bowie’s life could have been prevented if complex ownership took action after multiple requests by staff members to better secure the property. On March 2, 2014, Bowie visited the Del Rio apartments (5013 E. Sligh Avenue, Tampa) to...

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Haggard Law Attorneys to Discuss Litigating Accident Cases Involving Uber During CLE Event

The Association for Safe International Travel reports that 37,000 people die in car accidents per year in the United States while another 2.35 million are injured or disabled. An estimated 180,000 people are driving for Uber. That number continues to grow. So with this kind of volume and activity it is inevitable that the number of accidents involving this driving service will rise. So if a personal injury attorney's client was injured in a crash involving Uber, what should the lawyer consider when litigating that case?   That is the topic of discussion that will be lead by Haggard Law attorneys Jason Brenner and Todd...

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McCarron to Discuss The Negligent Security Gameplan at Upcoming National Conference

The Haggard Law Firm's Douglas McCarron will be a feature presenter during The 2016 National Crime Victim Bar Association’s National Conference. The Conference will be held in Philadelphia on September 19-21 in conjunction with the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Training Institute. The Institute brings up to 1,001 civil attorneys, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals and law enforcement officers to share their knowledge and experience across disciplines. The training institute emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. The Institute's forum allows for law enforcement, victim...

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Bloomberg Article Highlights Rampant Security Problems at Walmart Stores

Haggard Law Attorney Christopher Marlowe was interviewed and quoted in a just-released Bloomberg Businessweek article highlighting how Walmart’s cost-cutting measures may be directly related to an increased rate of crime at its stores nationwide.  From rape to shoplifting, to kidnapping and murder, the article lays out how police are trying to corral the rampant crime in many of the nation’s number one retailer’s locations. A recent example in the last few weeks, police in Buffalo found a meth lab operating underground of a local Walmart store. Marlowe fought Walmart for several years in a lawsuit he filed in 2010 on behalf of a...

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Attorney Todd Michaels Interviewed About His Published OP-ED “My Son’s Skin”

Haggard Law Firm Attorney Todd Michaels was recently a guest on WEAA-FM 88.9 in Baltimore. Michaels was brought on the "Voice of the Community" to discuss his op-ed My Son's Skin which was published in the Miami Herald.  In the article Michaels discusses his concern as the father of  a black child of what his child will face as he ages. The article was written following the shooting  death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland in November 2014. To listen to Michaels interview click here. The interview begins at 29:07. Here is the original article published in the Miami Herald in December 2015. My Son's Skin Op-ed...

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