Assault Related Injuries
If you have recently been assaulted and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in an assault, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation in a civil action. Assaults may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victims health and lifestyle. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2002 there were over 1.5 million assault related injuries reported to hospital emergency rooms. About 55% of the injuries resulted from an unarmed fight or brawl, or striking by blunt or thrown object. Roughly 9% resulted from a cutting or piercing instrument and the remaining 36% resulted from firearms, explosives, and other mechanisms. See also Bar Fights.
This article pertains to the civil liability side of assault. However, assault is a criminal offense. If you have been charged with the crime of assault, please visit the OptimusLaw® Criminal Law Help Center for additional information.
Assault related personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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