Greenberg Gross understands the difficulties you could face after being physically assaulted. That’s why we tirelessly advocate for survivors of assault throughout California. We manage everything the claims process requires, so you can focus on healing.
Our California physical assault lawyers can file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party, whether it’s a church, school, or another organization. You’re not alone during this challenging time. We offer unyielding support in your pursuit of financial justice.
Why Partner With Our California Physical Assault Lawyers?
At Greenberg Gross, we strive to offer strong advocacy throughout the claims process. With decades of experience, we know how to build a strong case against the party responsible for your injuries. Here are some benefits of partnering with us:
- We handle each case with empathy and compassion. Right now, you likely want more than a strong legal team; you also want support. Our team plans to offer that by promptly answering your messages, responding to your questions, and offering consistent updates.
- We can bring the liable party to justice. Even if the abuser faces criminal charges, you still have the right to request damages. We understand that financial recovery can’t undo what you experienced. Yet, it could make the days and months ahead more manageable.
What’s more, our attorneys don’t charge anything upfront for legal help. If your case yields compensation, a percentage of your settlement accounts for our time and efforts. You pay nothing if your case doesn’t yield damages.
How Our Assault Attorneys Can Help You Recover Compensation
When you entrust your case to our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the assault: To resolve your case, we must show how another party’s actions or negligence led to your injuries. Supporting information in your case may comprise photos of your condition, text messages, and surveillance video.
- Determine the damages you incurred: Our team can identify the damages you suffered from the assault. We determine the value of these losses by assessing receipts, bills, and invoices. Your own testimony plays an instrumental role in how we determine your pain and suffering.
- Send a demand letter to the liable party: Once we know how much compensation to seek in your case, we can send a demand letter. This document outlines the details of your case, along with how much money you can seek.
- Negotiate a settlement agreement: If the other party doesn’t accept the terms outlined in the demand letter, we can negotiate for a fair settlement. We have strong negotiators who advocate for claimants like you every day. Our team knows what our clients deserve, and we can fight for you.
- File a lawsuit in civil court. If the liable party doesn’t offer compensation, we can file a lawsuit. We must meet the statute of limitations deadline to file a lawsuit in California. CCP § 335.1 states that you generally have two years from the date of the assault to file a lawsuit.
Once the two years pass, you could lose your opportunity to hold the other party accountable. If you contact our California physical assault attorneys soon after the incident, we can prevent any deadlines from expiring and threatening your right to sue.
Compensation You Could Recover After a Physical Assault in California
The goal of filing a civil claim includes recovering compensation for your losses. Recoverable damages may include:
- Medical expenses, past, present, and future
- Rehabilitative treatments
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our attorneys can determine which damages apply and calculate their values. We hope to resolve your case with a settlement that empowers you to move forward.
What Should I Do While Considering Legal Action in California?
You have enough on your plate after experiencing physical assault. Yet, the following considerations could ease your anxiety and make for a straightforward claims process:
- Seek medical attention. Our firm encourages you to visit a healthcare provider if you haven’t done so already. We want you to fully recover from your condition. Also, the treatment you get from your doctor can serve as evidence in your case.
- Limit what information you share online. Anything you share on social media is public record. If the other party sees your posts, they could twist your words into something you didn’t mean. This could complicate your path to recovering damages. So, as your case unfolds, we recommend taking a break from social media.
- Refuse to give a recorded statement. Despite what they tell you, the other party isn’t entitled to a recorded statement after they learn about your case. Our lawyers manage all communication with those involved, so you don’t have to. If a claims adjuster asks you for a recorded statement, direct them to your lawyer.
- Run any settlement offers past your legal team. Your case ends once you accept a settlement, even if it’s not enough to cover your losses. If the other party offers a settlement, run it past your lawyer. We can assess whether it fully accounts for your hardships. If not, we may continue negotiating or file a lawsuit.
- Don’t retaliate. We understand that you could face a whirlwind of emotions after suffering physical assault. Yet, we encourage you to refrain from threatening, texting, or even communicating with the at-fault party. They could use anything you put in writing (or say aloud) to contest your claim.
We also encourage you to consider legal help. Having a lawyer on your side could make a huge difference in how your case progresses.
Connect With Our Physical Assault Lawyers in California Now
If you or a loved one suffered physical assault, you deserve financial justice. Call us now to begin a free consultation with a member of our legal team. During our conversation, we can listen to your story and learn about how your injuries have impacted your life. Then, we can chart a course of legal action that aims to resolve your case.