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What should I look for when choosing a negligent security attorney?
Sometimes clients will ask, “If I have a case that involved inadequate security, how do I pick the best lawyer for that job?” Cases like this can involve a lot of investigation and research into the structure of the company or the premises where the security was inadequate. My recommendation is that you interview the attorney: find out how many similar cases they’ve handled, what their approach is, and if they have an investigator who will visit the scene and interview witnesses. There are a lot of components that come into play, and these cases can be complex, so when people ask me how they can find the best lawyer to handle a security case, I always recommend that they interview the attorney about their experience, their successes, and what their approach will be.
What’s the difference between a negligent security claim and other personal injury claims?
Sometimes I’m asked how a negligent security case is different than other personal injury cases, such as a slip and fall or car accident. With a negligent security claim, or if the security guards behaved in a violent manner, there are a couple different layers. We track it back to the employees’ interview process. The training process could’ve been years ago. Is there a handbook? Are there follow-ups? Some stores have videos that new employees are required to watch and an education process that continues afterward. Other places don’t give much training at all. They might give somebody a uniform or just a spot at the door without any adequate supervision of how they are doing their job. Inadequate training, inadequate retention of that employee, and an inadequate performance review process are all factors to consider.
What is the value of my negligent security claim?
The answer to how much a negligent security case is worth always depends on a lot of factors. Can the evidence prove that the premises owner was negligent? Did they retain somebody with a violent history? Did they not do background checks? Did they not train these employees in what to expect and how to handle certain things that become dangerous? Negligent security case value is based on the strength of the negligence claim, coupled with how serious the injuries are. Pain and suffering might exist. Is there a lost wage component? If so, is it a closed period or is it ongoing? Will they be disabled forever? There are so many components as to what goes into value. Although it’s one of the most common and valid questions, it’s a question that drives every single case drives on its own merits based upon the facts and damages.
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