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What do you do if you get attacked at someone’s business?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2024 | Personal Injury |

When you experience an attack at someone else’s business, it can leave you emotionally and physically struggling. You might wonder about what you should do next.

There are a few steps to take in the aftermath.

Seek medical attention

Your health and well-being should be your top priority. If you have sustained injuries during the attack, seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is essential to get a medical evaluation. Some injuries may not be apparent right away, and proper documentation of your injuries will be important for any potential claims, especially with concussion or similar injuries.

Report the incident

As soon as possible, report the attack to the property owner, business management or security personnel. Provide them with a detailed account of what happened, including any relevant information about the attacker. If the property has security cameras, request that they preserve the footage for evidence.

File a police report

Contact the local police department to file an official report. This step is important, as a police report can help strengthen your case and may be necessary for insurance claims or legal proceedings. Be sure to obtain a copy of the police report for your records.

Document everything

Keep a record of all details related to the incident, including:

  • Date, time and location of the attack
  • Names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Photos of your injuries and the scene of the incident
  • Medical records and expenses related to your injuries
  • Any communication with the property owner or their insurance company

Consider filing an insurance claim against the business owner for inadequate security measures or negligence.

The better prepared you are before something happens, the easier it is to protect yourself if you experience an attack.