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I hit my head and suffered a brain injury while running away from an attacker. Can I recover damages?

It is possible for you to recover damages if you hit your head while trying to flee from someone who tried to hurt you on a commercial property. While the person who tried to rob you, rape you, or otherwise hurt you may not have the assets nor the income to pay for the injury that you suffered, there may be another way to collect the damages that you need to recover.

The Property Owner May Be Responsible for Your Injuries

Generally, you may have a case against a property owner if the property owner failed to provide adequate security and you were hurt. If you were fleeing an attacker at the time of your injury, then you are going to have to prove that an attack was imminent or that an attack already occurred and that your injury was caused by the reasonable moves you made to avoid the attack and not by your own negligence. For example, if the attacker already had his hand on your shoulder and you stumbled and hit your head in an effort to get away from the attacker, then you may have a negligent security claim against the property owner who failed to provide reasonable security to prevent such an attack.

Every Case Is Fact-Specific. Will You Be Able to Get Damages?

In order to determine if you have a possible case, it is important to contact an experienced negligent security lawyer today. You can do that by filling out the contact form on this website, by starting a live chat right now, or by calling 800-800-5678 at your convenience.
 

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham