If you or a loved one were injured or assaulted on a commercial property because there was not adequate security to ensure your safety, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, identifying the at-fault party and building a successful case can be a challenge on your own.
A Tacoma negligent security lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a negligent security lawsuit, including proving the required elements of your claim, identifying the at-fault party, assigning financial liability, and negotiating a favorable settlement on your behalf.
Do not let a business owner’s negligence cost you financially, physically, or emotionally. To learn more about your legal options, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 896-1221.
Financial Damages for Negligent Security
When you or a loved one are injured on inadequately secured property, you may be entitled to recoup the cost of treating your injuries and other related expenses. But first, you must clearly define and calculate them.
Revised Code of Washington § 4.56.260 lists the types of economic and non-economic damages you can attempt to recover in a negligent security lawsuit. These include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of earnings
- Repair or replacement of personal property
- Compensation for necessary in-home care
- Injury to reputation
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Physical disability or disfigurement
A Tacoma negligent security lawyer can help you define your specific recoverable damages and assign an accurate monetary value to your claim. Your lawyer can also help negotiate a financial settlement with the at-fault party.
For a free legal consultation with a negligent security lawyer serving Tacoma, call (800) 896-1221
Avoid a Lengthy Trial with a Financial Settlement
Calculating your recoverable damages and presenting them to the at-fault party does not mean they will be paid as requested. Instead, the at-fault party will likely negotiate with you and your lawyer.
When it is time to negotiate a financial settlement, you should be aware that:
- Accepting a settlement too soon could mean you do not know the full financial impact of your injuries.
- You will release the at-fault party from further financial liability in writing.
- Your claim is permanently resolved and you cannot ask for additional money later, even if you discover additional damages.
- You—not your lawyer—always have the final say on accepting or declining a settlement offer.
Having a Tacoma negligent security lawyer on your side can help ensure that your claim is accurately valued. Miscalculating the value of your claim can result in being underpaid. A lawyer can also ensure you that do not inadvertently accept a financial settlement that is too small or does not fully cover your injury-related expenses and losses.
A Tacoma negligent security lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC will work hard to ensure that you receive a favorable settlement—and if we are not able to negotiate with the at-fault party, we can take your case to trial. We believe that no one should have to pay out of their own pocket for an accident that someone else’s negligence caused. Contact us today to learn more.
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Supporting Your Negligent Security Claim
You can seek financial compensation on your own for the injuries you suffered due to negligent security, but doing so can be time-consuming and challenging—especially if you are simultaneously coping with the physical and emotional aftermath of your injuries.
A Tacoma negligent security lawyer can support you in the following ways:
- Reviewing your accident and injury reports
- Reviewing your relevant medical records
- Calculating your financial losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and more
- Building a comprehensive case that supports your claim
- Keeping you continually updated on the progress of your claim
- Fighting for the compensation you deserve
Your negligent security claim is about making sure you are not further damaged by injuries you suffered through no fault of your own. The defendant—not you—should pay for your medical care and injury-related expenses.
Once we determine you have a valid case, the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can represent you on a contingency basis, which means you will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. You only pay for our services if we are able to negotiate or win a settlement for you.
Statute of Limitations for Negligent Security Lawsuits
While you focus on your physical and emotional recovery from injuries caused by negligent security, the time you have to file your lawsuit continues to tick away. Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.080 generally allows three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
If you fail to file your lawsuit in the allotted time:
- You will most likely not be able to file it at all.
- The at-fault party will not have to compensate you.
- The full financial burden of your injuries becomes yours.
By complying with the statute of limitations, a Tacoma negligent security lawyer can help you avoid the unfortunate and expensive consequences of not filing your lawsuit in time. The sooner you contact a member of our team, the sooner we can start working on your claim for financial compensation.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help
When injuries or criminal acts occur on commercial property, they usually do not involve the property owner. However, in many negligent security cases, they could have been prevented if the property owner had put reasonable security measures in place.
If you suffered harm on a commercial property with inadequate security, a Tacoma negligent security lawyer can help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 896-1221 to schedule a free case review.