How to Stay Safe If You Are Planning to Visit Miami
Miami’s pristine coastline and vaunted nightlife make it one of the top destinations in the world. Millions of people visit the city every year, but is it truly safe?
At Mase Mebane Seitz, we are always excited to welcome tourists to South Florida’s beautiful beaches. Miami and the surrounding areas are safe and open for residents and visitors alike. As with any metropolitan area, there are some areas of concern that tourists should be aware of.
If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence while visiting Miami, contact our office at (844) 627-3529 for a free consultation.
Miami Crime Rates
Miami is the 7th largest city in the United States; with such a size, a certain amount of crime is expected. According to Crime Grade, on average, a crime occurs every minute in the Miami metro area. The crime rate for Greater Miami is 49.09 per 1,000 residents.
The most common crimes committed in Miami include:
- Drug crimes
Crime has decreased significantly in the past 30 years. Still, there are a number of ways to make sure you stay safe. Always drink responsibly and know the area that you are planning to visit. Some beaches that are packed during the day are best avoided at night. You should also keep your money and personal belongings close to your body at all times.
What to Do If You Are Injured While Visiting Miami
If you are injured while visiting Miami, the attorneys at Mase Mebane Seitz may be able to help. Depending on the circumstances, a third party such as a business owner or occupant may be held liable for injuries that occur on their premises. Contact our office to discuss your legal options.
Miami is known for its crystal clear, warm waters attracting thousands of boating enthusiasts to its shores. If you plan to rent a boat or go out on the water, it is essential to take the proper safety precautions. For someone who is unfamiliar with operating a vessel, the ocean can become a dangerous or even deadly place.
Boating safety tips:
- Take a boater safety education course;
- Consider hiring a captain;
- Ensure that the vessel is equipped with adequate safety gear, including life vests;
- File a float plan; and
- Avoid boating at night unless you know the area.
The majority of boating accidents occur as a result of operator negligence. This means most injuries and deaths that happen on the water are preventable. Always designate a lookout and never boat under the influence.
What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident
If you are injured in a boating accident, it is highly recommended that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys can help ensure that all responsible parties are held liable for their wrongful actions.
In the tragic event that your loved one was killed in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. We provide compassionate representation for family members who have suffered an unimaginable loss due to another person’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
Hiring an Experienced Attorney
If you are injured while visiting Miami, contact our office at (844) 627-3529 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our trial lawyers will fight for you and your family to receive the maximum compensation allowed by law. Call today to get started.