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What Injuries You Could Suffer in a Negligent Security Attack and What You Should Do If You’re Hurt

Attacks and assaults are responsible for many types of injuries

Negligent security is more than just a legal term. If you have been hurt or if you have lost a loved one because a property owner failed to provide reasonable security, then negligent security may be what caused your injury or loss, and negligent security may be the legal cause of action that allows you to recover damages.

For decades, our attorneys have helped people who have been hurt by negligent security understand what happened to them and we have fought to protect their full recovery of fair and equitable damages.

If You’ve Been Hurt in a Negligent Security Attack Then You Need to Take Action Now

Your time to file a claim is limited by the Iowa statute of limitations. Accordingly, it is important for you to take action as soon as possible if you were hurt because of negligent security and you suffer from a:

  • Brain or head injury. Attacks and assaults are a leading cause of brain and head injuries. Brain injuries can require ongoing medical care and prevent you from working. They can be life changing and they can be expensive to treat.
  • Spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis or other permanent disabilities that change your life forever. The costs of spinal cord injuries can easily top $1 million.
  • Broken bone. The physical and financial impacts of a broken bone depend on which bone was broken and the specific nature of the break. Some broken bones require surgery and result in significant medical bills and time lost from work.
  • Sexual assault. A sexual assault can result in many different types of emotional, financial, and physical wounds. These wounds can interfere with your health, with your emotional well-being, with your personal relationships, and with your ability to work.
  • Gunshot wound. While a gunshot wound is always an emergency, a gunshot wound to the chest, abdomen, or head can be especially dangerous and can result in expensive medical treatment and lost time from work.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after an attack or assault and can interfere with everything that you do. PTSD can’t be seen, but it is a serious condition that requires medical treatment and care.
  • Death of a loved one. It is impossible to ever fully recover from the tragic loss of a loved one in an attack or an assault. However, you should not have to pay for the medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral costs, lost income, and other out-of-pocket costs when a property or business owner’s negligent security caused your loved one’s death.

After you get medical care or learn of your loved one’s death, then it is time to take action. It is important to do so quickly so that all necessary evidence can be preserved and so that you can make a fair recovery as quickly as possible.

How to Take Action After Being Injured or Suffering a Loss

Taking action does not need to be complicated and it should not be stressful. Instead, your first step should be to contact an experienced Iowa negligent security lawyer who knows how to fight for your fair recovery and who isn’t afraid to hold the property or business owner liable for the injuries that you suffered.

Your fair recovery could include compensation for your past, current, and future:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost income.
  • Out-of-pocket costs.
  • Pain and suffering.

The person who attacked you or who killed your loved one may not have the financial means necessary to pay for your damages, but the property owner may have the insurance or financial assets necessary to compensate you for your losses. For this reason, it is important to learn more about your rights and to take the necessary steps to make a fair recovery.

To learn more about how to protect your rights, please start a free live chat with us now or call us anytime at 1-800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham