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Filing a Personal Injury Claim as the Victim of an Assault or Battery

 Posted on January 26, 2021 in Personal Injury

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A personal injury claim allows an injured person to seek compensation for damages caused by the injury such as medical bills and lost income from missed work. When most people think of personal injury claims, they think of slip and fall claims, car accidents, and other claims that are founded upon an allegation of the defendant’s negligence. However, individuals who are intentionally injured may also have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you were the victim of assault or battery in Wisconsin, you may be able to hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions as well as recover financial compensation for damages through a personal injury claim.

Civil Cases Involving Assault And Battery

Being the victim of a violent crime is a life-changing experience. Most victims of sexual assault, battery, robbery, and other violent crimes are left with physical and mental scars that last for years. In addition to painful mental and physical injuries, being the victim of a physical attack can lead to considerable financial harm. If you were hurt in an act of violence, you may be facing financial hardship caused by medical expenses, lost wages from missed work, and other costs. A personal injury claim may enable you to recover compensation for your financial losses as well as your non-financial damages. A civil claim is a separate legal action from any criminal charges that the perpetrator or “tortfeasor” may face.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim Based on an Intentional Tort

The types of damages that you may be entitled to through a personal injury claim depend on the type of injuries you sustained, the impact those injuries had on your life, and other factors. You may be entitled to compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses caused by your injuries. These may include emergency room treatment, hospital bills, medication, mental health care such as counseling, medication, doctor’s appointments, and more. You may also be entitled to compensation for the lost wages you suffered from being out of work as well as future lost wages you will experience due to ongoing medical or psychological treatment. Non-economic damages or general damages are the losses you suffered that cannot be demonstrated on a hospital bill or receipt. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages, or compensation designed to penalize the defendant, are also often available in a personal injury claim based on an intentional tort.

Contact an Ozaukee County Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one were the victim of a crime, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer. If you were involved in an assault or battery, your injuries may be severe. To learn more, contact a Walworth County personal injury attorney at the Bucher Law Group, LLC. Call us today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a confidential, free consultation.




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