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7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases

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What is a Negligent Security Claim?

 Negligent security claims involve a variety of different incidences that happen on someone’s property other than your own. Most frequently these incidents happen in places such as parking ramps, parking lots, stores, parks, etc.

The incidences can range from muggings to robbery and assault. It is an unfortunate event, and the victims are often left seriously injured because of the violent nature of the crimes that were committed upon them. Essentially, if you were harmed by another person on a property other than your own, you may have a negligent security claim.

Here are the things that determine if you have a negligent security claim:

The property owner knew that a violent crime could happen due to their lack of security measures. They did not act to prevent such injuries from happening to their visitors. You were harmed in a violent incident due to this negligence. If you believe you have a case, don’t hesitate to call our Orlando negligent security attorneys.

 Three Tips for a Successful Claim

 A common feeling among victims of negligent security is a feeling of helplessness. It is all too common that victims feel like they cannot do anything to gain control over the situation because of the nature of their injuries. Our Orlando negligent security attorneys want you to know that there are several things you can do in order to build a strong case. Here are three tips you can utilize to get a fair result:

  1. Bring a claim, if you have been hurt due to the lack of security at someone else’s property. Many people feel like they shouldn’t bother with a claim for various reasons. If you are hesitant to bring a claim because of attorney fees, please understand that our Orlando negligent security attorneys are not going to ask for payment unless we win your claim. You risk more by never trying to seek justice through a negligent security claim than by trying to and possibly failing to win.
  2. Seek medical attention as soon as you possibly can. Your well-being is going to be the most important thing in this very hard time. Do not delay getting yourself in front of a doctor. If the insurance company thinks that you were lying about your injuries because you waited to see a doctor, they’re going to try to devalue your claim. We want to see you get the full and fair justice that you deserve, so please go see medical attention as soon as possible.
  3. Do not speak to the insurance company about the details of your negligent security claim. They will be reaching out to you shortly thereafter to try to get a recorded statement from you. There’s nothing written in law that says you have to talk to them. Allow your lawyers to do this for you.

 Parties Involved in a Negligent Security Claim

 The first party that will be involved in a negligent security claim is the liable party. They are going to be the property owner who did not do anything to prevent something from happening to their visitors. They should be held accountable for their negligence and they will be looked at as responsible for any damage that you are suffering from.

The liable party is going to be represented by the next party involved in a negligent security claim, which is the insurance company. The insurance company has an objective to save themselves money. They will be held accountable for their insured being negligent but they’re going to try the very hardest to reduce what they owe you.

The people that are relied on to protect you from the insurance companies attempts to devalue your case are the Orlando negligent security attorneys. They have a duty to serve justice which means you get a full and fair result.

You are called the plaintiff in your negligence security claim. You are entitled to justice. You should reach out to a lawyer as soon as you possibly can to start working on building a strong case against the liable party.

Frequently Asked Negligent Security Questions

Can a negligent security claim be filed if the attacker was an employee of the establishmentCan a negligent security claim be filed if the attacker was an employee of the establishment?

Last week, I received a phone call from a potential client asking if a negligent security claim be filed if the attacker was an employee. The answer is that it certainly depends here in Orlando. The reason being is it depends upon what the duties and scope of employment are for that particular individual and, more importantly, where their insurance coverage is going to apply given the circumstances. This is a tricky area of the law, and that is why it is extremely important that you hire a knowledgeable, experienced attorney, who focuses and handles negligent security cases, to make sure that the case is investigated so that the employee can be held liable, the employer can be held liable, and that insurance coverage will exist.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligent security, please contact us for a free evaluation of your case.

How do I choose the right negligent security attorney?

Recently, I was with a group of friends who asked, “How do you determine who’s the right attorney to handle a negligent security case here in the Orlando area?” My answer is you need to find someone who focuses on negligent security and personal injury cases— someone that understands the unique aspects of those types of cases. You need someone that has experience handling those, focuses on those. Then, you need someone who is a trial lawyer, who is going to prepare that case from day one as if it’s going before a jury. The insurance companies know which firms work up a case to settle and which work a case up to prepare it for trial so that you can recover full and fair compensation.

It is extremely important that you hire a trial attorney with this knowledge and experience with respect to negligent security cases. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligent security, please contact us.

What are some common mistakes people make during a negligent security case?

Recently, I was having a discussion with some of my friends about the common mistakes made by clients or potential clients with respect to negligent security cases here in Orlando. There are numerous mistakes that can occur, but there are five that are most common. One is failing to seek medical treatment. Obviously, as a plaintiff, you have the burden of proof as to your injuries and damages, and failing to seek treatment prevents that. Number two would be delay in seeking medical treatment or waiting until it gets to the point where it’s so bad that there’s nothing that can be done. This delay can allow the insurance companies to argue your medical treatment was related to something other than the negligent security case.

Number three is not following their doctor’s medical advice. Insurance companies and defendants like to use that to claim that someone was not injured as seriously as they were because they have gaps in treatment, or they didn’t listen to the doctor when they were told to take time off from work or to go through certain procedures. Number four, then, is delaying hiring an attorney. In negligent security cases there are often factors and things involved that need to be preserved and that are likely going to be destroyed within days or weeks of the incident. Once that evidence is gone, it’s gone.

Finally, number five is hiring the wrong attorney and making the mistake of hiring someone who does not focus on negligent security and personal injury cases. It is extremely important that you hire someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in negligent security cases and prepared to take those cases to trial when the insurance companies do not offer fair and just compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent security, please contact us. We’re happy to help.

Who can be held responsible for my negligent security injury?

Last week, I received a phone call from a potential client asking who would be responsible if someone was injured and assaulted in a negligent security case here in Orlando. There could be numerous individuals that could be responsible. Obviously, the property owner is responsible for making sure that the property that they own and run a business on or have an apartment complex at is safe and secure for the individuals that they invite onto that property. The liable party could also be the security that was hired to perform security services there, if someone was supposed to monitor the property. It could be a maintenance company that is responsible for making sure the cameras are working, that the lighting fixtures are working.

There are numerous, different individuals and companies that can be responsible if someone is injured as a result of negligent security. Due to that, you need to hire an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who has handled these negligent security cases, so that a proper investigation can be done right from day one. If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of negligent security, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you.

How long will my negligent security case take?

Just the other day, I had a client ask me how long I thought his case would take to resolve, with respect to a negligent security claim here in the Orlando area. I told him it depends. Every case is different. If the case is able to be resolved pre-suit, likely it will be resolved in the first six to twelve months. If the insurance companies fight the liability or fight the causation in damages, however, and are not fair and don’t make reasonable offers, we’ll be forced to litigate the case. Then, it can be 12 to 24 months before the case gets to trial and is tried before a jury.

All of these factors require experience and knowledge in dealing with negligent security cases to make that determination as to how long each case will take. It is important that you hire a seasoned trial lawyer to help you with your negligent security case. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent security, please contact us for a free consultation.

What is the value of my negligent security caseWhat is the value of my negligent security case?

While I was on the phone with a recently retained client last week, he asked me how I would determine the value of his negligent security case. I told him that, here in Orlando, there are numerous factors that go into this – the extent of your injuries, how long they last, whether you recover from them or whether they’re going to impact you for the rest of your life, and the amount of your medical bills to start. It could also be impacted by your ability to work after an incident, if you have past lost wages, and if it’s going to impact your ability to work in the future. Finally, we need to consider if you’re going to have future lost wages, as well as any pain and suffering you have experienced, and how that has impacted you both mentally and physically. These are all factors that go into determining the value of the case.

The only way you’re going to get a true and valid assessment is if you hire a knowledgeable, experienced trial lawyer that is willing to fight the insurance companies, take them to trial if necessary, to get full and fair compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a negligent security case, please contact us for a free consultation.

Would the premises owner be liable for my negligent security injury?

One of the questions I routinely get from clients is, “Is the premises owner responsible if I’m injured as the result of negligent security on their property here in Orlando?” The answer is yes. A property owner has what’s called a nondelegable duty to make sure a property is safe, which means, even if they hire someone else to perform security services, ultimately, the property owner still has that responsibility and is going to be vicariously liable. They are still going to be responsible, in other words, even if the security company they hired was negligent. That is why it’s extremely important to hire a knowledgeable attorney in this area of law.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligent security, please contact us. We’d be happy to help.

Should I speak to the insurance company after a negligent security incident?

Last week, I was speaking to a potential client who asked, “Should I speak to the insurance company with respect to my negligent security case?” The answer in Orlando is, no, they should not speak to the insurance company without first speaking to an attorney. The insurance company is there to obtain a recorded statement that will help them defend their insured. They are not doing this to help you, the individual that’s been injured. They are trying to limit your claim in any way possible.

That’s why it is extremely important to contact a knowledgeable attorney with respect to negligent security claims. That attorney will protect you and speak to the insurance company on your behalf to make sure you get full and fair compensation for your claim. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent security, please give us a call. We’d be happy to help you.

What should I do after a negligent security injuryWhat should I do after a negligent security injury?

Last week, I was having a discussion with some friends and they asked, “What should we do if we’re ever involved in a negligent security incident here in Orlando?” I told them, number one, call the police. Make sure that the police are involved and that they complete an incident report and investigation, and document what occurred. Number two, seek medical treatment. Make sure that you get the treatment you need, so that you get better. Number three, contact an attorney who has the knowledge and the experience to help you with respect to your negligent security case.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent security, please contact us. We’re here to help.

 Call Our Orlando Negligent Security Attorneys

 Victims deserve full justice. If you have been harmed due to the lack of security measures on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation. Our Orlando negligent security attorneys are here to help you get the justice you deserve.

Call us right away to get the compensation you deserve. We are going to support you through every bit of the process. Set up your free initial consultation today.