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Five Mistakes to Avoid After a Negligent Security Incident

It’s important to learn what actions to avoid in order to win your negligent security case

Right now you don’t know what to do. You have never been attacked before. The owner of the property where you were attacked wants to talk to you, but you may be worried.

And you would be right to be worried. Any mistake that you make after a negligent security incident could prevent your fair recovery of damages.

Accordingly, our experienced negligent security lawyers want to help you identify potential mistakes so that you can avoid them and so that you can take the affirmative steps necessary to protect your fair recovery.

Five Things Not To Do After a Negligent Security Incident

If you have been attacked or assaulted on someone else’s property, then it is important that you do:

  1. NOT wait to report the incident. You should let the police and property owner know about the attack as soon as possible.
     
  2. NOT talk openly with the insurance company. Anything that you say to an insurance adjuster may be used against you. Accordingly, it is important to report the incident, but not to speculate on the cause of your injuries or the extent of your injuries.
     
  3. NOT trust the property owner to provide you with a fair recovery. The property owner may appear sympathetic, but may not want to pay damages. As is the case with the insurance company, you should report the incident, but you should be very careful about what you say.
     
  4. NOT fail to preserve evidence. Evidence, including photographs and surveillance video, may be important to your recovery.
     
  5. NOT rely on a criminal case to provide you with a fair recovery. A criminal case may hold the person who attacked you accountable, but it will not result in any damages for you.

Of course, a successful negligent security case isn’t just about the things that you should not do. Instead, it is also about the specific steps that you should take to make a fair recovery. To learn more tips and resources for protecting your negligent security claim or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced negligent security lawyer, we encourage you to call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-800-5678 or to start a live chat with us now.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham