Negligent Security | Nashville Attorneys
Negligent security claims arise when a business or security company fails to provide adequate security on-premises and it results in an injury or death to you or a loved one. You may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, and payment of reasonable medical expenses (both present and future) if you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of negligent security.
For example, if you are attacked in a parking lot that is poorly lit and there is no security guard on duty, you may have a claim for negligent security against the business that owns the parking lot.
Likewise, if you are attacked in an apartment complex that does not have adequate locks on the doors, you may have a claim against the owner of the apartment complex for negligent security. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
When someone you love is hurt or killed because of negligent security, it’s hard to know what to do. But it’s important to try to obtain as much information as possible about the person or business involved so you can get justice for your loved one. The first step is to call the police and file a report.
The report will include descriptions, names, addresses and numbers, owner names and addresses, and insurance carrier names. This information will be crucial as you move forward with your case. So make sure to get it as soon as possible.
You should also make notes about relevant facts, ideally as soon as possible after the accident, including:
- conditions of the accident scene – who was there, what was the lighting like, were there warning signs, what was going on around you
- names and phone numbers of potential witnesses
- types and degree of apparent damage or injuries
- medical treatment obtained or denied
- take photographs with a camera phone or camera
As anyone who has been in an accident knows, insurance companies are quick to try and settle claims. They will often pressure accident victims into signing documents that release the company from liability. However, these documents may not take into account the full extent of the victim’s injuries or the long-term effects of the accident. As such, it is always advisable to consult with an attorney before signing any insurance company documents.
At our law firm, we offer free consultations to accident victims. We will review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options. We will also evaluate any insurance company documents to make sure that you are not being taken advantage of. If we believe that you have a strong case, we will represent you on a contingency basis, which means that you will only owe us if we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.