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5 Common Negligent Security Questions

Were you injured due to inadequate security? Check out these 5 common negligent security questions, then give our Utah attorneys a call today.

1) Can I recover compensation if I was injured due to negligent security?

In the state of Utah, if you’re injured on someone else’s property, that doesn’t make them responsible automatically. In order to have a claim against, say, a drug store that you go into, the drug store would have to be negligent in some activity that results in you getting hurt. For example, if they know there’s a lot of crime there and they don’t have security, or their security is inadequate, and you’re injured as a result of that, you may have a claim against that drug store for the inadequate security that was provided or the lack of security that may have been provided. Each of these cases depends on the specific facts of the case and what people knew or should have known, but it’s a potential claim.

2) Can I recover compensation if I was assaulted at a hotel?

If you were assaulted at a hotel in the state of Utah, you may have a claim against the hotel owner, the hotel operator, or others. If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of that type of incident, you should make sure that, first, you’re getting the medical treatment that you need. Get yourself healthy, and take care of your injuries. If you think there’s a claim there, you should talk to an attorney who has experienced that type of claim and follow up and see if, in fact, you have a claim and what you can do about that claim.

3) What should I do if the property owner doesn’t accept responsibility for my injury?

If you’ve been injured in the state of Utah because of negligent security or failure to provide security, and the owner of the property doesn’t accept responsibility for that and isn’t willing to make that right, you may need to file a lawsuit and proceed with litigation and towards trial. You need to contact an attorney who’s experienced in that field to get advice on your specific case.

4) How long will my negligent security case take?

If you’ve been injured in a claim that results from negligent security or failure of a property owner to provide security, a lot of times people want to know how long that case is going to take to get resolved. There’s no way to tell you without knowing the specific details of your case. I can tell you that insurance companies tend to fight pretty hard on this type of case, so you want to plan the case right from the beginning as if you were going to trial. You want to prepare and provide the insurance company with good information and get good information from their employees that’s going to support your claim.

The case needs to always be moving forward to a resolution, but it’s a type of case that has a better shot than some of going to trial. The key in that is making sure that the case is moving forward, and that the client always knows where they’re at, and they’re not afraid of the case going to trial because they know they’ll be ready and their attorney will be ready.

5) What damages can I recover in a negligent security claim?

If you’ve been injured in a negligent security case, you’re entitled to recover damages that arise from that claim. Those can be the actual medical bills that you incur or will incur, wages that you’ve lost or wages that you’re going to lose in the future. You can also recover general damages, which are pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the intangible damages that are harder to identify but are out there and are real. All of those are items that can be recovered in this type of a case.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to inadequate security and have questions?

After reading these 5 common negligent security questions, contact our dedicated Utah negligent security attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.