Accidents happen. It’s a sad fact of life, and dealing with the repercussions isn’t always easy to do. And when your accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, it’s incredibly frustrating as well as difficult. Because of this, those hurt due to negligence owe it to themselves to seek help and get compensation when they’re owed it.
This is especially true when it comes to cases where injuries occurred due to negligent security. Lax security can lead to a variety of accidents and incidents, and if you’re involved in a scenario involving negligent security you could have the right to seek compensation.
What Is Negligent Security
Negligent security is just what it sounds like – the implementation of poor, lax security measures in situations that should demand competent and adequate security. When it’s something that isn’t present, it can lead to a variety of issues including:
- Injuries due to attacks or criminal activity
- Injuries caused by poor safety measures that security would have monitored
- No barriers protecting the general public from dangerous locations on the property
These are just three examples. Essentially, if your injuries were caused by any event that would have been prevented had proper security been in place, you may have the rights to seek compensation.
Proving Fault Of course, in order to get what you’re owed you must first prove that you’re owed it. This can be difficult as well, and often requires that you take several steps to prove that you deserve restitution. It can be a challenge in terms of negligent security cases because you’re forced to actually show that lax security led to your injuries.
You may be able to show, for example, that a door should have been locked and had signage warning you not to enter. Or prove that security was so lax that an accident occurred specifically due to the lack of security presence.
This isn’t’ easy, and often involves the use of a variety of tools and technologies. As such, talking to an attorney is usually the only option that an injured individual will have.
Standing Up To The Other Side
One of the biggest challenges for those who are hurt in an accident is getting the respect of the other side. Insurance companies and lawyers will do all that they can to avoid giving you a single penny more than they have to. This often includes denying payment outright, stalling, giving you the runaround, and offering you a settlement amount that is much lower than you’re really owed.
Having an attorney on your side stops that. Your lawyer will make sure to fight to get you what you deserve by arguing your case in court if needed. They’ll negotiate with the other side to make sure that you aren’t pushed around, and will instantly improve your chances of getting better results just by being there.
In order to prove that you’re owed, your lawyer will use a variety of different tools ranging from security camera footage to records of past incidents at the property. The key is to show that a reasonable person would have recognized that security wasn’t adequate for a property or an event and that the lack of proper security caused the incident that led to your injuries.
Additionally, your lawyer will work with professionals in a variety of fields to prove fault as well as to prove what you are owed. They ensure that you’re never left accepting a settlement that isn’t fair and that you are able to get back on your feet after an accident. You should get a settlement that returns you financially to where you were had the accident never happened. Why Use An Attorney If you’re injured, you may initially be offered a settlement by the other side. It’s important not to immediately accept this settlement and instead to work on getting the compensation that you’re owed.
Some of the main benefits of using a personal injury lawyer include the following.
- Faster resolution to your case so you can move on
- Less stress on your shoulders as you focus on your recovery
- Better odds of making sure you get justice
- Larger settlements for your injuries
- Peace of mind throughout the duration of the case
- Better understanding of what to expect as you go through the case
- And more
Simply put, your attorney is the biggest ally you will have on your side. They’ll be there to fight for your rights, stand up to the other side, and make sure that you get what you’re owed. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that could have been prevented with the proper security measures in place, our team is here to help you. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you and to get your free initial consultation.