Negligent Security or Supervision
Negligent Security or Supervision
If an establishment could have done more to protect you, you may have a case of negligent security or supervision on Maui.
Negligent supervision on Maui failing to properly supervise children, adults or employees, resulting in injuries to either the children, adults, or employees themselves; or others as a result of not properly supervising them.
Negligent security is a form of premises liability where the property owner knew or should have known that they failed to provide enough of a secure area or establishment, and such a failure resulted in injuries. Injuries in a negligent security case could be caused by robbery, assault, or battery.
“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
Call for Help
If you're able and it's safe, call the police or 911. Police will document the scene, collect witness statements, gather insurance information of all parties, and make a preliminary determination of what happened and what security measures were available at the time.
Document the Scene
Though the police do their best, sometimes they don't get all the critical information. If it's safe and you're able, try to take pictures of the scene, including: cars or vehicles involved; witnesses; the road; and anything else that you think could be important. There can never be enough information to look over. Something small now may be critical later on.
Get Medical Treatment
If you've called the police of 911, chances are an ambulance with medics will arrive. Many times adrenaline will cause you to overlook injuries. Let medics examine you. Don't be afraid to take an ambulance to the hospital if recommended.
Start the Insurance Claims Process
Once you've been medically stabilized and recovering, it is time to begin the insurance claims or litigation process. The establishment with negligent supervision or negligent security may have specific insurance which provides coverage for victims in such situations.
Keep Up With Treatment
After the initial trauma and shock wears off from the incident, it will be time to start comprehensive treatment. You'll usually start by following up with your primary care provider, who will dictate your treatment. Treatment varies: it can be conservative such as massage therapy and physical therapy. It could require surgery immediately or down the road. Whatever it may be, it is important to listen to your doctors and keep up with their treatment plan not only for your well-being, but to preserve your rights related to your case.
Settle Your Case
When the time is right, your case will be ready to settle or proceed with litigation. The time to settle will vary, but will usually occur after your injuries have resolved or there is a reasonable determination of when they will resolve. Settling prematurely will only lead to not being made whole.
What We Do
We take the guess work out of the process. Locally based with deep roots in the community, our Maui lawyers will help you with your
insurance claims, reduce or eliminate the unpleasant amount of paperwork, assist you your treatment plan, help preserve critical evidence, and proceed with litigation if necessary.
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With years of experience representing injured clients, we offer a guiding hand to stabilize your life immediately after you're hurt. When ready, we proceed with litigating the case either pre-suit or with a lawsuit if necessary.
Your case is unique, with its own nuances and details. We try to learn all those details so that we can step into your shoes to try and understand how the crash and injuries affected your life to best fight on your behalf with strength and compassion.
- Failure to properly look after children and minors, resulting in injuries
- Allowing underage children to consume alcohol, resulting in alcohol poisoning or car accidents
- Neglecting to supervise assisted living patients, resulting in injuries or accidents
- Failure to stop and prevent sexual harassment at a place of work
- Allowing employees to persists with bullying, violence or other types of misconduct at the office
- Lack of security guards at an establishment
- Poor security lightning around the premises
- Absence of security cameras to monitor crime activity
- Improper maintenance of security systems installed on the premises
- Insufficient security measures for buildings situated in high-crime areas
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