INJURED BY A VIOLENT CRIME
Have you been Injured by Violent Crime?
Victims of violent crimes including assault and battery are entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries they have suffered. The information below is proved as a guide to help such individuals get answers to common legal questions regarding their injury claim. If you have sustained severe injuries due to the violent intentional acts of other individuals and have any further legal questions contact Crosland, Rapaport & Graham for a confidential consultation.
Assault is an “apprehension” of a physical impact. In such cases it is not required that you actually suffer any type of contact, but rather suffer the fear of the physical impact. Assault usually involves three elements.
- Intentional or unlawful threat to cause injury or harm to another person by means of force
- The situation at the time of the threat created a fear (apprehension) of actual harm
- Defendant has the ability at the time to carry out the threatened harm
Civil recovery allows for the plaintiff or victim to recovery civilly against the defendant. The standards of proof for civil assault and battery are substantially less then criminal. Thus, it is common for civil suits to be successful while criminal charges are denied. Victims of such violent crimes including assault, battery or death are entitled to recovery and our offices can help with your claim.
For an initial consultation about making a claim for a violent crime against you, contact Crosland, Rapaport & Graham at
While such harms are generally covered under criminal proceedings, many victims are also entitled to recovery for their injuries. Civil compromises or civil proceedings in order to recover for your injuries including medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of earnings are possible. It is not necessary that you are successful in your criminal case, though it can help with your recovery it is not required that criminal charges be successful.
Can I Recover For Assault And Battery?
Assault and battery is generally categorized as a criminal offense, however victims are entitled to recovery when they are attacked or suffer harm. Injuries can include any both physical and emotional as well as recovery for loss of work.
Our offices have the resources to help maximize your recovery and help you recover for your loss. We have access to some of the best doctors in Southern California who will accept your visitation without any forward cost to you. The doctors work with us on medical lien and will evaluate your condition and provide treatment contingent upon your recovery.
Common Injuries in Assault and battery Cases:
Numerous injuries can occur as a result of violent crime. Because of the nature of the crime, sadly this can lead to serious injuries, and in some cases, death. Some of the most common injuries are as follows:
|Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Damage||Whiplash and other Neck Injured|
|Spinal Cord Damage||Broken Limbs|
|Facial lacerations||Broke and Fractures Nose|
|Broken Teeth||Wrongful Death|
Other damages in such cases can include, pain and suffering, mental stress including post traumatic stress, lost wages due to missed work, future earnings loss, medical expenses, including prescription drug expenses, doctors visits, and future physical therapy needs.
Suing for the Wrongful Death of a Family Member
Survivors rights allow for the families of those who have died as a result of their injuries to recover on behalf of the deceased. Such claim is known as Wrongful Death or Fatal Injury lawsuits. While such a claim is not a substitute for the harm suffered, it can provide closure to your case. Our offices have the resources to further your claim and our absolutely confidential case evaluation will help you determine the best course of action.