Assault is a criminal act, but it is one that can result in serious bodily injury. Because of the fact that it is an act that involves one person intentionally causing injury to another, the injured person can hold the person who assaulted them accountable for medical expenses and other monetary damages resulting from the assault.
If you have been assaulted by another person and your injuries resulted in medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work, and other costs, you may be able to hold that person accountable. The personal injury lawsuit is separate from the criminal charges, and, with the representation of an experienced Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney, damages can be recovered.
Experience In Different Types Of Assault Claims
There are different types of assault that can occur. They include:
- Being intentionally beaten by someone
- Violently mugged
- A spontaneous beating that occurs at a bar or over a disagreement
If you have been assaulted by someone, then you are most likely dealing with both the physical and emotional effect. Even if the injuries are not long-term injuries, you may still be able to recover compensation that can pay for the medical expenses and other expenses stemming from the assault.
Securing Justice For You
Even when the person who assaulted you is sent to jail, you still have to deal with the aftermath of what happened. There is also the financial stress that compounds what you are feeling. Your Mankato personal injury lawyer will fight for the compensation that is rightfully yours by investigating what occurred and even using medical records to show the physical damage and how it will affect you for the long-term or the short-term.
As for where the compensation comes from, it either comes from insurance or the attacker has to come up with payment from their personal assets. Many insurance companies do not cover damages that were sustained by a person’s deliberate actions. Insurance companies cover accidents and assault is not considered an accident. This means that it is likely the case will have to go to court, but you can count on your attorney to build a strong case for you, show the facts, and aggressively pursue the collection of as much compensation as possible. This compensation can help you pay your current and future medical expenses, present wages, projected raises, and other applicable expenses resulting directly from the assault.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Just as assault is a criminal offense, it is one that can pack serious civil penalties as well. When a person is injured by another who assaulted them, the injured person has the right to pursue the responsible party for damages related to the injuries that were sustained. This includes monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work, pain and suffering, and other applicable expenses. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.