Answers to Important Questions About Wisconsin Negligent Security Law

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  • Who is responsible for paying my medical bills and lost wages if I’m attacked at work?

    Generally, there are three parties that may be responsible for paying damages if you are attacked in your office on Euclid Avenue, your medical building on Sixth Avenue, or your other workplace in Des Moines. Those options include the person who attacked you, your employer, and you.

    There Are Pros and Cons

    Before you decide who to pursue payment from it is important to know what to expect if:

    • The person who attacked you is expected to pay. This may seem like the most logical choice. It is this person who decided to attack you and it is this person who should be held accountable. However, what if this person does not have any money with which to pay you?
    • You are expected to pay. If you fail to take action after your attack then you may need to pay for your own recovery. This may come from your insurance policy, relatives, friends, or your own paycheck or savings account.
    • Your employer is expected to pay. If your employer failed to take reasonable actions to keep you safe, then your employer may be required to pay your damages. The obvious benefit to this arrangement is that your employer likely has the money with which to pay you and the payment is not coming from your own pocket.


    Thus, it is important to think carefully about how to pursue compensation for the harm that you have suffered from your workplace attack.

    Have More Questions?

    An attack can leave you with a lot of questions. You deserve to have all of them answered so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Please start an online chat with us now to learn more.

  • Do you have any tips to help prevent a crime from happening in a hotel that does not have adequate security?

    Many people check into their hotel rooms never thinking about their safety. They put a lot of trust and faith in the hotel to keep themselves, their families, and their property safe while they stay there.

    While many hotels provide appropriate levels of safety for their guests, other don’t. This is known as negligent security.

    Negligent security can result in a guest suffering damages that can be life-changing. Because hotels do not always take the necessary steps to provide safety for their guests, it is important that each guest take steps on her own to stay safe.

    A guest of a hotel can help keep herself safe during her stay by:

    • Researching the hotel. Before booking a room at a hotel, the guest should do her research. She should make sure that the rooms at the hotel are properly equipped with multiple locks, including a deadbolt. Read reviews about the hotel and see if anyone else had safety concerns.
    • Researching the area. Check on the surrounding area to see if the hotel is in a safe area. There are many online research tools to review crime rates in a given neighborhood.
    • Being vigilant. When at the hotel, do not enter an elevator with suspicious people and do not open the room door for anyone if you don’t know who they are. Be sure to know how to use the room locks and phone.
    • Using valet parking. If the hotel offers valet service, it is a good idea to use it. This is especially true when entering or exiting the hotel at night when the parking lot may be dark.
    • Asking for assistance. Any time there is a security concern, contact the front desk for help. This help may include an escort to a vehicle or an escort to the front desk.


    Even though you can help reduce risks while staying away from home, the primary duty for providing premises security belongs to the hotel owner. You should not have to suffer because of the business owner’s neglect. If the hotel was not cautious enough, this may have resulted in your becoming the victim of a crime. To seek compensation, call 800-800-5678 today.