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How should I report a negligent security incident in Illinois?

Alerting the proper people is essential after a negligent security attack

You may have already reported your negligent security incident. If you haven’t, then it is important to know how to report it and what to say.

Two Calls You Need to Make

As soon as possible after you are hurt, it is important for you to contact the…

  • Police. In most cases, you should call 911 to have the police and other first responders sent to the scene of your attack or assault. This will allow you to get immediate medical help, it will allow the police to secure the scene to prevent other injuries, and it will allow the police to investigate what happened. You may or may not immediately suspect that negligent security was a cause of your injury. If you do notice any lack of fencing, inadequate lighting, or other type of negligent security, however, then it is important to mention those facts to the police.
  • Property owner. You should notify the property owner and let him know that you were injured on the property. You should include the date, time, and location of your attack or assault. This will allow the property owner to notify his insurance company. However, you should not offer an opinion as to the reason for the attack or assault.

Additionally, you should talk to an experienced negligent security attorney about your rights and about how to protect them. Your lawyer will make sure that the property owner has the necessary information at the right time and that all other notifications are made in a timely manner so that our right to a fair recovery is protected.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with a negligent security lawyer, please start a live chat with us now or call us anytime at 1-800-800-5678. Additionally, you can learn more tips and resources for negligent security cases by downloading a free copy of our report, Negligent Security: What You Need to Know About It.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham