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What Does a Negligent Security Lawyer Do?

March 29, 2024

If you have been injured due to inadequate lighting, fencing, locks, security patrol, or any other form of negligent security at a business in Illinois, a lawyer may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. All types of businesses can be held liable for providing negligent security; and, in most cases, recovering the financial compensation you deserve will involve dealing with the business’s insurance company.

But, this is not an easy process—and you can easily end up without the financial compensation you deserve. With this in mind, it is important to have an experienced negligent security lawyer on your side.

What You Can Expect from Your Negligent Security Lawyer

What does a negligent security lawyer do? Here is what you can expect when you hire a negligent security lawyer at Coplan + Crane to represent you:

Your Lawyer Will Thoroughly Assess Your Legal Rights

When you sit down for your FREE initial consultation, your lawyer will go over the facts of your case with you in detail. Based on the information you provide, your lawyer will provide a preliminary assessment of your legal rights.

If it appears that you have a claim, your lawyer will promptly conduct an investigation to collect any and all evidence that is available. After reviewing all of the available evidence, your lawyer will then provide a thorough assessment that you can use to make an informed decision about your next steps.

Your Lawyer Will Carefully Calculate the Costs of Your Injuries

If you decide to move forward, your lawyer next calculate the costs of your injuries. When you have a negligent security claim, you are entitled to just compensation for your current and future losses. Using your medical records, employment records, and various other forms of evidence, your lawyer will determine how much you should seek for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other injury-related losses.

Read More: How Are Damages Assessed in a Personal Injury Case?

Your Lawyer Will Deal with the Business’s Insurance Company for You 

As we mentioned, filing a negligent security claim usually involves dealing with the liable business’s insurance company. Once your lawyer has the evidence he or she needs, your lawyer will begin the process of dealing with the business’s insurance company on your behalf.

Your Lawyer Will Help You Make Smart Decisions

While your lawyer is dealing with the insurance company, your lawyer will help you make smart decisions with your best interests in mind. This includes making smart decisions about settlement. If a settlement offer is on the table, your lawyer will guide you through the process of deciding whether to accept or keep fighting for more.

Your Lawyer Will Make Sure Your Case Is Handled Properly

An attorney will ensure that every aspect of your case is handled properly, this means making sure appropriate documentation is filed and deadlines are met. For example, In Illinois, you generally must file a personal injury claim within two years of the accident that caused your injuries, this is called the statute of limitations (see 735 ILCS 5/13-202). If you fail to act within this time, you may lose the ability to pursue compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional losses related to the injury.

Your Lawyer Will Fight for the Financial Compensation You Deserve 

When you have a negligent security claim, your lawyer’s primary job is to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. While obtaining a favorable settlement offer is the ideal scenario, your lawyer should be prepared to fight for your rights in court if necessary.

What Not to Expect from Your Negligent Security Lawyer

So, that’s a quick overview of what you can expect from your negligent security lawyer at Coplan + Crane. Now, here’s what not to expect when you hire one of our lawyers to represent you:

  • Ignoring Your Case – Your lawyer will not ignore your case. Your lawyer will handle your case diligently, working to help you secure just compensation as quickly as possible. 
  • Ignoring Your Calls and Texts – Your lawyer will answer your calls whenever possible, and will respond to your voicemails and texts as soon as possible. 
  • Prioritizing a Quick Settlement Over a Fair Settlement – While your lawyer will work to secure just compensation as quickly as possible, your lawyer will not prioritize a quick settlement over recovering the full compensation you deserve. 
  • Providing Guarantees – Although we will do everything we can to help you recover, we will not guarantee success. No lawyer can guarantee that he or she will be able to help you recover just compensation. 
  • Leaving You to Make Important Decisions on Your Own – When you have a negligent security claim, you need to be able to rely on your lawyer’s advice every step of the way. When you need to make important decisions, your lawyer will be there to help.

Talk to a Negligent Security Lawyer for FREE

If you would like to know more about how we help victims of negligent security recover just compensation, we invite you to get in touch.

To schedule a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation with a negligent security lawyer at Coplan + Crane, call 708-358-8080 or tell us how we can help online today. We serve clients throughout Illinois, including Chicago, Oak Park, Rockford, and other areas.