Continue reading to learn some tips for anyone who has recently suffered a type of assault, or lost a loved one to a wrongful death as a result of assault.
You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for an Assault Case
Assault is illegal in our country, and is considered a very serious crime. In fact, those guilty are also subject to civil penalties as well as criminal penalties. So, if a person intentionally harms or injures another person out of malice, they can be held legally liable for their victim’s damages and losses, plus face criminal sentencing on a state or federal level. Personal injury lawyers represent assault victims, or families of victims, who have suffered physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or financially following an assault, or a wrongful death of a loved one by assault.
No one should have to ever face an unwarranted physical altercation or experience a serious threat, but it happens to millions of innocent victims, nonetheless; and when it does happen, do, justice is deserved. Whether you were attacked during a mugging, jumped on campus by bullies, sexually abused, threatened by extreme intimidation, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being knocked unconscious, lost a loved one to homicide, or suspicious of nursing home abuse, it is important to seek legal representation right away. Personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to obtain the full and fair compensation for any damages and losses you’ve incurred as a victim of assault.
Time Restrictions for Assault Injury Claims
It is important to contact an accident lawyer immediately (or as soon as possible) after suffering a wrongful attack that results in serious injury. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner they can begin investigating and putting together your case. If you wait too long, you might exceed the statute of limitations in your state for filing an injury lawsuit against an offender. Also, during that time, evidence can be lost, offenders can jump state, witnesses can forget details of the crime, and so forth. This is why it is important to act fast. In Indiana, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years, but can differ depending on the crime. Call your local personal injury law office for more information about your state’s limitation laws.
Life After a Serious Assault
Once you have consulted and hired a personal injury lawyer to file a suit against your attacker(s), you can then get some closure to your troubling experience by becoming involved in some helpful therapeutic remedies. Look into local clinics that help treat people that have suffered traumatic situations and attacks. You can even get involved in self-defense courses which are great sources of healthy exercise for the mind and body. Another recommendation for anyone that has experienced a serious assault is to join group therapy. Talking to other survivors about their experiences and how they cope day to day can be tremendously healing and helpful. You can meet and make confidants, peers, and long-lasting friendships through these intimate group sessions.
For people who prefer a more private approach to post-trauma therapy, one-on-one therapy is also an effective solution. If therapy is not an option that you’re comfortable with, there are still options out there for satisfying resolution and mental recovery. For example, adopting a puppy, taking up a new hobby, getting regular exercise, starting a new relationship, going on a vacation, learning a new language, joining a club, and even relocating are all potential remedies for someone that has recently been involved in a traumatic assault or serious attack.
Get Started With a Free Consultation as Soon as Possible
Do not wait too long to learn about your personal injury compensation rights. If the statute of limitations runs out, you are no longer able to make a claim. It is always better to contact an experienced assault injury lawyer as soon as possible after the assault accident so information and evidence is not lost.
Contact Carl Brizzi, a lawyer with Lewis And Wilkins LLP (“LAW”), at 317-636-7497 and schedule a free initial consultation with a practiced Indianapolis injury attorney to find out if your assault injuries might entitle you to legal compensation in Indiana. Not only do we offer free initial consultations, but we never collect lawyer fees unless we recover a settlement or judgment for you.
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