Before you can discuss liability and potential recovery in a negligent security case, you need to know more about your physical injuries. You need to know what injuries to watch for and how to protect your recovery if you suffer one of these serious injuries in a negligent security incident.
Our Illinois negligent security attorneys have helped many people who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one recover damages to compensate them for their past, current, and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.
Your time to file a negligent security case is limited; therefore, we encourage you to learn more about your injuries and your rights today.
Serious Injuries You Could Suffer
After you have been attacked or assaulted, it is important to be aware of the following injuries and to get immediate medical attention for any:
- Brain or head injury. The long-term impact of a brain or head injury depends on the part of the brain that was hurt. Permanent changes in cognitive function, behavior, emotions, speech, or movement can result from a brain injury.
- Spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can be irreversible. The severity of the injury depends on whether the whole spinal cord, or part of the spinal cord, was hurt and where on the spinal cord the injury happened. Complete spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis below the point of injury.
- Broken bone. Any bone may break as a direct result of an attack of assault. A simple break of the arm or leg may heal relatively quickly. However, more complex breaks in the arms, legs, hips, back, or other parts of the body may require surgery and significant recovery times. Additionally, some broken bones can have permanent consequences.
- Sexual assault injury. Both the physical and emotional consequences of a sexual assault can be serious. You may require extensive medical treatment, and the impact on your personal relationships and emotional health may last a lifetime.
- Gunshot wound. Gunshot wounds are always medical emergencies. However, the specific injury that you suffer will depend on where the bullet entered your body, where the bullet exited your body, and on what the bullet hit while inside your body.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You have been through a traumatic event. This can result not only in temporary feelings of fear and depression, but also in PTSD, which can interfere with your ability to lead your life. While this injury can’t be seen, it might be one of the most significant injuries that you suffer after a negligent security attack.
Additionally, it is important to be aware that some injuries are fatal and that your family may have the right to make a financial recovery if your loved one was killed as a result of a property owner’s negligent security.
What to Do If You Suffer Any of These Injuries or Your Loved One Has Died
If you are hurt or mourning the loss of a loved one, then it can be difficult to take action. You are suffering and rightfully focused on your physical health or your grief. However, there is one simple call that you can make to protect your financial and legal rights.
You can contact an experienced Illinois negligent security lawyer. During a free consultation, you can tell the lawyer what happened to you, or your loved one, and you can discuss whether the property owner may be potentially liable for providing negligent security.
It is important to know whether the property owner could be liable because the person who attacked you, or your loved one, may not have the money to pay for your injuries. A property owner, however, may have the financial resources or the insurance coverage to compensate you for the serious injuries that were suffered.
To learn more and to schedule your own free consultation, please call us at 1-800-800-5678. We are available all day, every day and would be pleased to discuss your potential claim with you.