The term assault and battery is often used to describe one type of attack; however, assault and battery are two different things. Assault can be defined as the threat of using physical force to harm someone, while battery is the actual force and harm enacted on a victim. If you were a victim of assault and battery, you must act as soon as possible. You have rights—you can sue your attacker.
If you are interested in taking legal action against your attacker, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm full of multitalented attorneys with extensive experience handling assault and battery claims. If you were injured in an attack, our experienced attorneys could help you file a lawsuit against your attacker. In the following sections, you will find general information about assault and battery; however, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible to speak with our attorneys and receive claim-specific information designed to help you file a successful lawsuit.
If you were a victim of assault and battery, you have the right to file a lawsuit. You likely sustained a variety of injuries as a result of your attack. Besides physical injuries, victims are likely to be left with many emotional and mental afflictions, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, for example. You have the right to sue; however, since assault and battery is not a cause of action, you might have to pursue a different cause of action. Some causes of action include the following: intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, and negligence, for example. For more information about your rights to sue and the specific claim you should file, you should speak to the experienced assault and battery attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible.
Compensation Available for Your Claim
If you file a claim after being the victim of assault and battery, you might have the right to receive compensation. Although the specific amount and types of compensation you could receive depend on the details of your claim, you should be familiar with some of the categories available for recovery. Some of the categories of compensation are listed below:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
As you can see, there are a few categories of compensation that you might be eligible to recover. For an in-depth review of your claim, its value, and the possible compensation you might receive, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experienced assault and battery attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group will evaluate your claim and explain the value of your claim. Since our attorneys know the value of your claim, you can be certain that our attorneys will fight for your right to receive the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Statute of Limitations
If you were a victim of assault and battery, you must file your claim within the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a timeline to sue—it establishes the time plaintiffs have to sue depending on their cause of action. If plaintiffs do not file their claims within the statute of limitations for their claim, they are likely to lose their right to sue. Because of this, if you were a victim of assault and battery, you must act with urgency when filing your claim. Victims of assault and battery are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Therefore, they have two years from the date of their attack to file a lawsuit and sue their attacker. Although the statute of limitations is a strict timeline, some exceptions might apply. These exceptions might toll, pause, or extend the time victims have to file their lawsuits. These exceptions can vary depending on the details of the claim; therefore, it is essential that all victims seek legal assistance for more information about the time they have to sue. If you were a victim of assault and battery, you must contact the assault and battery attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible. Our experienced assault and battery lawyers will give you all the information you need to understand the time you have to file your lawsuit.
Bed Bug Legal Group
Were you a victim of assault and battery? If so, you must contact our law firm and speak with our versatile attorneys as soon as possible. Our attorneys will give you all the information you need to gain a thorough understanding of your current legal situation. Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to ensure that all victims have access to our legal assistance. Do not hesitate to contact us and request to speak with our attorneys.
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