The Texas Negligent Security Guide was created by Willumsen Law Firm PC to help residents who suffered from a negligent security obtain compensation.
Have you been seriously injured on someone else’s property? We can help you explore what you are entitled to if you have suffered damages because a property owner was negligent. We want to provide you with the same justice we have given to those before. If you believe you deserve justice for your damages and injuries, we hope that you reach out to our Texas negligent security lawyers today to set up your free consultation.
Getting Better Results
When you are pursuing justice, you are going to be faced with challenges. These challenges become easy to overcome when you have the right Texas negligent security lawyers by your side. It is so important that you talk to a lawyer early on so you can avoid making case ruining mistakes like talking to the insurance company about what happened to you.
Our lawyers are committed and dedicated to bringing you justice. You might be wondering whether or not you even should file a claim because you aren’t sure of whether or not your injuries and damages are justified in pursuing a lawsuit. We will be able to help and guide you through the decision to bring a case against the liable party. If we believe that you have had your rights violated by a property owner then we will guide you to file a claim.
If we move forward with a case against the liable party your justice will be in the form of financial compensation. We will fight to get you full compensation for the damages and injuries that you have had to suffer through. Exactly how much you can expect to receive will take time and careful consideration to be able to come up with a definitive answer for you. We do not recommend you hire a lawyer who promises you a certain amount of money before they have done a thorough investigation of your case.
Once we have a good understanding of your physical condition, we will eventually reach something called maximum medical recovery. Maximum medical recovery means your injury has reached its maximum point of improvement and further medical treatments will not improve the injury. Some people will end up returning to full health while some others might be permanently affected by this incident. We want to be able to have the full scope of understanding how much treatment you need and how long it is going to take for you to get better so we can properly value your claim.
You will be able to receive compensation for all of the ways in which you’ve lost money. If you spent a lot of money on medical bills or you have lost income because you were unable to work, that would be included in your compensation award. Also included in your compensation award would be the amount of pain and suffering you have had to endure. Our Texas negligent security lawyers will fight to ensure that the results are as full as they possibly can be.
Examples of Negligent Security Cases
If you want to know for sure whether or not you should be filing claim you need to reach out to our Texas negligent security attorneys. During a free consultation you will get to know what you are entitled to and how we are going to get you justice. Here are some examples of negligent security cases that we have handled in the past. Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of what these types of cases entail.
One example of negligent security could be someone walking in a parking lot after shopping at a store and being mugged. This might seem like and unfortunate situation that happened on someone else’s property, but if you dig deeper the property owner knew that crime rates were increasing in the area and people at nearby stores were having issues with theft. With this knowledge the property owner did not add any extra security to their property. Something the property owners should have done to avoid this incident was having the parking lot equipped with visible security cameras. Because there was a lack of action to protect patrons and there was knowledge that something could go wrong this victim was able to file a case for negligent security.
Another example of negligent security would be a young person living in a college dorm becoming a victim of sexual assault in their own bedroom. The incident occurred when the door to the dorm building was left unlocked allowing a predator to enter the dorms and break into the students bedroom. When facilities make mistakes like this knowing that it is dangerous and not having the proper measures of safety being followed daily then they can be held liable for the harm that this causes people.
If you would like to know more about whether or not you are entitled to file a claim for negligent security, please call our office today and set up a free consultation with our Texas negligent security lawyers.
Act Right Away
Texas has a statute of limitations of two years that means that if you tried to bring your case past the two-year deadline then you would be unable to receive compensation. That is because by law, you need to have your case filed within that two-year timeline.
The sooner you reach out to our Texas negligent security lawyers, the better.
We want to get started working on your case right away so we can collect evidence that will be extremely helpful in your case, such as CCTV footage and possible witness testimony.
Taking action quickly on your case early on can better ensure the success of your case.
Having a delay in reaching out to a lawyer is going to mean that your evidence could disappear and your witnesses could forget important information as well as the insurance company getting more time to get on the better side of the fight and you don’t want to ever give them the upper hand.
Frequently Asked Negligent Security Questions
How do I select the best Texas negligent security attorney?
If you are searching for a negligent security attorney here in Texas, that sadly means that you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic injury or perhaps even a wrongful death. One of the most important questions that people in your situation have is, “How do I choose the best negligent security lawyer?” By way of example, if you need someone to write you a will, you should hire a lawyer that writes wills for a living. If you have been injured on someone’s property due to neglect and lack of security, you should hire a Texas personal injury trial lawyer.
You should interview at least two lawyers and ask the following questions:
1. “Are you board-certified in personal injury trial law?”
2. “What actual experience do you have trying cases to a jury?” Number three,
3. “Will you give me your personal cell phone number so we can stay in close communication throughout the case?”
If you choose to contact us for a free consultation, we’ll be happy to answer these questions and any other questions that you may have.
How long is it going to take to resolve my negligent security injury claim in Texas?
We spoke with a gentleman the other day here in Houston. He was at a well-known fast-food restaurant when he was hit in the face pretty badly. He was wondering how long it was going to take to resolve his case. The first thing we told him was it depends on a couple things.
The first thing is how long it’s going to take for you to recover from your injuries. In his particular situation, it was going to require a lot of dental work or orthodontic visits for his particular injuries to heal. We told him the first thing we’ve got to focus on is getting him back to better. Doctors will work with you to reach maximum medical improvement. Once we have that, we’ll have a better understanding of what the rest of your damages are. How much time have you missed from work? How has this affected you on a daily basis? Is there any scarring? Is there any disfigurement? We want to wait until you’re completely done with the doctor and completely done with your medical treatment so we have a really good understanding of what your damages are.
Once we have a really good understanding of what your damages are, we’ll give the insurance company the opportunity to make a reasonable settlement offer, something that fairly and reasonably compensates you for what you’ve been through. If the insurance company decides that they don’t want to do the right thing, then we’re going to have to talk about taking this all the way to a trial in front of the judge and jury. That’s why it’s important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer from the very beginning who understands negligent security cases and who’s going to be able to find the evidence needed for a successful case.
How long a case can take can depend on everybody’s particular situation, but it’s definitely important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer from the beginning. We’re going to do everything that we can possible to shorten the amount of time it takes to get you compensation. In the event that it takes a little while longer, we’re also the attorneys that are going to go into the courtroom to make sure the insurance company does the right thing.
We invite you to give us a call today. As always, legal consultations are free of charge, so feel free to give us a call and learn more about how we can help you out.
Would the premises owner be liable for my injuries or losses?
We spoke with a gentleman here in Houston just a couple months ago who was assaulted at a local business. Right after it happened, the property owner reached out to the victim and, for some reason, was telling the victim, “It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault. I’ll never be responsible.” He told him it was a criminal that came up on the property that did it— it wasn’t him.
Naturally, the gentleman we spoke with got nervous. He was scared and said, “Wait a minute. Now I have all these medical bills and lost wages. What do you mean you’re not going to be responsible? It happened on your property.” One of the things he told me was, “I don’t even remember how young I was when I learned that if it happens on your property, it’s your fault.”
We told him here in Texas there are ways to hold the property owner responsible. We told him what’s most important is to hire a personal injury trial attorney who’s handled negligent security cases before and understands how to hold the premises property owner responsible. Texas does provide that property owners can be responsible when someone has been hurt on their property. Like any good property owner or insurer, the first thing they’ll do is deny – “It’s not my fault. It’s somebody else’s fault,” Otherwise, they’ll delay it, or they’ll find a reason why it’s your fault. They’ll want to put the responsibility on you.
Yes, it is possible to hold a property owner responsible for your injuries and damages when you’ve been hurt on their property here in Texas, but it’s really important that you get with a personal injury trial attorney. I invite you to give us a call today. Legal consultations are always free. If you have some questions about whether or not the property owner is responsible for what happened to you on their property, give me a call today. I’d be happy to help you out.
What are some common mistakes people make that can ruin their negligent security claim?
We spoke recently with a lady who had been assaulted at an apartment complex. It was the first time this had ever happened to her, and she was scared and nervous. She didn’t know what to do, and she didn’t want to do the wrong thing. She had talked to a bunch of friends and family who had all given her advice, but the best piece of advice she got was to call a lawyer.
After telling her story, she wanted to know what some of the common mistakes are that people make after they’ve been assaulted on someone else’s property. The biggest mistake we see is people not going to the doctor right away. We want to make sure that we record those injuries immediately. We want to get a doctor to check them out and figure out what kind of treatment plan you might need to get to maximum medical improvement. That’s one of the biggest mistakes.
One of the second biggest mistakes we see is clients who don’t follow through once the doctor’s come up with a treatment plan that’s designed to help them reach maximum medical improvement. That’s a big mistake because the insurance companies will use that against you. The insurance companies will try to say that , since you didn’t follow the doctor’s plan, you must not be hurt or need this compensation. That’s typically the second biggest mistake.
The third biggest mistake that we see is when people who have been injured through no fault of their own hire the wrong lawyer. There are a lot of lawyers out there to choose from, but you want to make sure you hire a personal injury trial lawyer. Although there are a lot of us out there, we’re all different. That’s why you want to pick one that’s a personal injury trial lawyer. A personal injury trial lawyer is going to be trained in identifying and collecting the evidence, identifying the witnesses, and making sure your case, from day one, is put together as if it will go to trial. This can help ensure the insurance company does the right thing. We want to hold them responsible, and a trial lawyer will go into the courtroom, in front of the judge and jury, and hold the insurance company responsible.
As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free, so I would invite you to give me a call. If you feel like you’re making a mistake with your negligent security case here in Texas, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
After a negligent security injury in Texas, is it a good idea to talk to the insurance company?
We spoke with a young lady the other day who had been assaulted at a local restaurant here in Houston. After the assault, she contacted the police officers to make a police report against the assailant. Shortly after contacting the police, the insurance company for the restaurant started calling her. They called her day and night. They kept telling her that she would not be getting any compensation for her injuries if she didn’t talk to them. She had heard different things from her friends and family about whether or not she should or should not talk to the insurance company, but she was confused. Instead, she gave us a call.
One of her biggest fears was, “What do I do? I feel like I should do the right thing by talking to them, but I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do.” As we spoke, we explained to her that the insurance company is a business, and businesses are designed to make money. The insurance company has been working long and hard for many, many years to train their adjusters to talk to victims and ask them questions in a way that would later allow them to deny or delay their claim.
One of the biggest mistakes is talking to the insurance company without having a personal injury trial lawyer. Essentially, you’re giving the insurance company evidence to use against you in your case. That’s why it’s important you get a personal injury trial lawyer who will make sure from day one that you’re protected and you don’t have to talk to the insurance company. The insurance company will have to talk to us. That way we can put your case on a more level playing field with the insurance company so they can’t take advantage of you.
We invite you to give us a call today if the insurance company is calling you repeatedly for a recorded statement. Give us a call first and maybe we can help you out.
Will my negligent security case go to trial in Texas?
We spoke with a young man who was assaulted recently at a business. It was pretty bad. The poor guy was hurt so badly he was having nightmares and flashbacks of the assault. It was pretty scary. He didn’t really want to have to live through that again. He didn’t want to have to go into a courtroom and relive what happened to him all over again. One of his major concerns was, “I don’t want to have to do it. I don’t want to have to go to trial. Is there any way we can avoid trial?”
We get that a lot. We told him it was possible his case may not go to trial. We told him the most important thing we have to do is make sure he gets to the doctor, his injuries are recorded and written down correctly, and that he follows the doctor’s treatment plan until he reaches maximum medical improvement. That way we know the full extent of his injuries and his medical bills.
The other thing you want to do is make sure you hire a personal injury trial attorney. All attorneys are different. You want to hire a trial attorney because the insurance companies know who the trial attorneys are and know who the lawyers are that just like to settle cases. We told him we understood he wanted to avoid trial, but that is exactly why it’s important to hire a trial lawyer from the get-go. A trial lawyer will be focused on making sure that the correct evidence is in place, that his maximum medical improvement has been reached, and that his medical records are correct.
Once that happens, the trial lawyer will submit a demand to the insurance company, giving the insurance company the opportunity to resolve the case in your favor reasonably and fairly. What happens if they don’t? There’s a possibility that we might have to file a lawsuit and apply a little more pressure on the insurance company to do the right thing, but that also means that there’s a possibility to settle, as well. It doesn’t always mean it’s going to go to trial. One thing we did tell him was every case is different, so it’s kind of hard to tell him today if his case is going to go to trial or not.
If you have any questions, we definitely invite you to give us a call. Maybe your case is going to go to trial, maybe it won’t. Give us a call so we can talk about it and find out if your case is going to go to trial.
What are potential damages I can receive for a negligent security case?
We spoke with a young lady about a month or so ago who had been assaulted at a business in El Paso. One of the things she was worried about was not only how she’s going to pay her medical bills, but also how she was going to get compensation for her lost wages. She had a pretty bad scar and was having some nightmares. One of her questions was, “What about these nightmares? What do I do about these nightmares? What do I do about this scar? I don’t feel pretty anymore.” It’s a question we get a lot, “What kind of damages are available for someone who’s been assaulted or hurt on somebody else’s property?”
Here in Texas, a victim of an assault is entitled to different types of damages. You are entitled to your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment, or the loss of your daily joys and what brings joy to your life on a daily basis. There are a variety of damages that you’re entitled to here in Texas when you’ve been assaulted or injured on someone else’s property. The most important thing is that you get in touch with a personal injury trial attorney who’s going to be able to identify those categories for you and make sure they develop the right evidence to prove those damages to maximize compensation.
We invite you to give us a call. As always, legal consultations are free of charge. If you have a question about what damages you’re entitled to if you’ve been assaulted on someone else’s property give us a call today.
Can a negligent security claim be filed if the attacker was an employee?
We heard from a gentleman the other day. He was here at a local business in Katy, Texas, and he was assaulted pretty badly by an employee. This gentleman asked, “Wait a minute, who’s responsible? I think I have a negligent security case. They shouldn’t have allowed that person to work there.” The gentleman I was talking to used social media to track down this employee and found a colorful past. The restaurant never should’ve hired this person and he shouldn’t have been allowed to interact with the public. “This is negligent security,” he said, “The business should have kept me secure from this type of person.”
By hiring someone with a checkered background, you run the risk of having a not-so-safe situation. We explained it’s not technically a negligent security case, but you do have a case. You have a case against the employer for this kind of situation, but this wouldn’t technically be a negligent security case.
The most important thing to do is find a personal injury trial lawyer. You want to find a trial lawyer because that trial lawyer is going to make sure that the evidence and the witnesses from day one are secure. A personal injury attorney will also make sure that your case is proved up correctly so the insurance company compensates you fairly and reasonably for what happened.
If you have a question about your negligent security case or have been assaulted by an employee of a business, we invite you to give us a call today. As always, legal consultations are free of charge, so please feel free to reach out to us right away.
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When you have suffered serious injuries because of negligent security on someone else’s property you deserve to receive compensation. We want to be able to stand by you to provide you with that. Please let our Texas negligent security lawyers give you the support you need in your pursuit of justice. Call right away and set up your free, initial consultation.
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