Assault Lawyers and Attorneys Seeking Justice on Your Behalf
Being the victim of assault is a terrifying experience that can be both physically and emotionally damaging. If you were attacked or assaulted, you may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. You can recover damages such as your pain and suffering, medical expenses, emotional trauma, and lost income from time spent out of work.
At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we fight for justice for the wrongfully injured, and we don’t stop until we’re able to secure a fair settlement or court judgment for our clients. Our personal injury attorneys at CZ Law represent clients in all types of assault cases, including:
Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, at a public event or venue, or as a result of police brutality, our assault lawyers at CZ Law can assist you with your personal injury case from start to finish. While our attorneys are excellent negotiators and can often secure a high-value settlement outside of court, they’re ready to take your case to trial if needed.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation so we can help you determine how to best move forward with your assault case.
Who Is Liable for an Assault Case?
The party that is liable for your assault will depend on the specific circumstances of your attack, such as who assaulted you, who is responsible for the person who assaulted you, and where the incident occurred. For example, security guards who use excessive force are liable as well as their employers when attacks occur in the course and scope of their employment. Dog owners are strictly liable for their dog’s attacks on people. Many scenarios are possible where assaults arise and insurance may cover injuries from those assaults.
Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case, collect all the evidence related to your assault (such as medical records, witness statements, video surveillance), and attempt to prove who is responsible for your physical and emotional injuries.
Common Injuries Resulting from Assault
Assault can result in very serious injuries that completely change the victim’s life. In some cases, the victim might become permanently disabled or reliant on long-term medical care or home assistance, or they may even be killed. In the case of a wrongful death stemming from assault, we can pursue compensation for the victim’s family members.
Here are a few common injuries that result from assault include:
Fractures and broken bones
Head injury (including concussions)
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Our skilled assault attorneys are equipped to handle even the most catastrophic injuries. We know how to prove the severity of a victim’s injuries, as well as the current and long-term costs associated with those injuries. Don’t hesitate to get help from our legal team!
What’s the Difference Between a Criminal and Civil Assault Case?
After an assault, the assailant will likely face criminal charges, which can result in penalties such as jail time, probation, and fines. However, even when the offender is punished through the criminal justice system, that does not alone mean the victim can easily recover rightful compensation for the injuries and trauma they suffered.
Fortunately, in addition to pressing criminal charges, the assault victim can also sue the person who attacked them (or any other liable party) in a civil personal injury case. This allows the victim to seek financial recovery for various damages that were incurred, such as existing and future medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost income, and more.
Civil assault cases have a lower burden of proof than criminal cases. In the criminal court system, the defendant must be found guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” and a guilty verdict must be found unanimously by all 12 jurors. In contrast, only a “preponderance of evidence” must be proven, meaning that a jury need only find that there is a more than a 50% chance that the claim is true.
Get Help from a Qualified Assault Lawyer Today!
No matter who your assailant is, we know how to hold them liable and pursue fair compensation in your case. We have already obtained more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients since 1995, and we want to help you as well!
As dedicated lawyers who have been serving injury victims since 1995, we have the depth of knowledge and experience you need for your case, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
CZ Law serves clients throughout California and in other states. Our offices are located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Orange County (Garden Grove), Irvine, San Diego, Bakersfield, and Las Vegas.
Fill out our online form or call us at (310) 273-1230 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation! Because we work on a contingency basis, you pay no fees unless we win your case.
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