It is frightening to be hurt and to be in a situation that you have never been in before. While most victims of attacks and assaults have never had to deal with the legal consequences of these problems before, our experienced personal injury attorneys frequently deal with negligent security cases and want to provide free tips and resources for people who find themselves in these painful and challenging situations.
Three Free Tips You Need to Know About Negligent Security in Illinois
If you or a loved one has been hurt because a property owner failed to provide reasonable security, then it is important to know:
- How to report the incident. You should report your attack or assault to the police as soon as it happens. If you are hurt, or anyone else is in danger, then you should call 911 immediately. Additionally, you should let the property owner know about the date, time, and location of the incident as soon as you are physically able to do so.
- How insurance may apply to your recovery. If the property owner was negligent in providing security then the owner’s insurance on the property may cover some or all of your injuries. However, you should expect that the insurance company will argue that you were hurt by the person who attacked you and not the property owner’s negligence, and you should be prepared to fight back.
- How to avoid common mistakes that could hurt recovery. Certain mistakes, such failing to preserve evidence, can make your recovery more difficult. It is important to know about these mistakes so that you can avoid them.
Additionally, it is important to know where to find the resources that you need to make a fair recovery. You can find out more about your rights and potential recovery any time by downloading a free copy of our report, Negligent Security: What You Need to Know About It, or by calling us at 1-800-800-5678. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.