You’re minding your own business and waiting in line to use the ATM. When it’s your turn, you insert your card and enter your pin. You take the money as it is dispensed and feel something jam into your back. The person breathing down your neck tells you not to move. The last thing you remember is handing over your money, and then everything goes dark.
Robberies at automated teller machines happen all around the country. Sometimes, people are both robbed and assaulted while withdrawing money, especially at night. The most dangerous hours to use an ATM are between 7:00 p.m.- Midnight.
What to do if you are injured and robbed at an ATM
When you wake up in the hospital and see the police talking to your family, you may be confused. Once you are more alert and are able to recall the details of the robbery, the police will want to talk with you.
The most important thing you can do at this point is to cooperate with the police. Answer their questions as accurately as possible. Also, cooperate with the doctors and nurses who are taking care of you. The test results, x-rays, and CT Scans may be used as evidence should your case goes to court.
Follow the instructions that your doctor gives you to aid in your recovery. If you were hit in the head and blacked out, you are probably dealing with a concussion, but you might have a more serious brain injury, so do not try to rush your recovery.
Taking the next step
The next thing you should do is talk with an experienced legal guide. They can advise you and inform you about the legal options available to claim compensation.