You’re not alone after suffering physical abuse. In your time of need, you deserve support from a law firm that cares. That’s why you should consider seeking legal help from a California physical abuse lawyer from Greenberg Gross. We can identify the party who owes you damages and seek the best possible outcome.
Even if law enforcement arrested and charged the individual, you still have options for seeking compensation. Reimbursement could account for your pain, suffering, and medical bills. Today, you can start a complimentary case review and explore your options.
We Lend a Helping Hand to Survivors of Physical Abuse in California
Our lawyers advocate for people who experienced physical abuse in these settings:
- Hospitals and long-term care facilities
- Extracurricular activities, like dance or sports
- Boy Scouts
- Churches and other places of worship
Many survivors of physical abuse imagine suing their abuser personally. In many cases, however, we find that a larger liable party allowed the abuse to happen. For instance, imagine a senior who suffered physical abuse at the hands of a caretaker in a nursing home. In that situation, a claim would exist against the abuser, but also, the facility that hired and failed to supervise the individual.
Our firm understands that cases involving physical abuse can get confusing. If you have any questions about your legal rights, options, and compensatory damages, we’re ready to hear from you.
Our Abuse Lawyers Offer Compassionate Legal Support
At Greenberg Gross, we pride ourselves on the advocacy we provide to clients. We work tirelessly when seeking financial justice. To advance your case, we plan to:
- Investigate the abuse
- Identify your compensable losses, along with their values
- Demand financial recovery from the liable party
- Negotiate with the defendant’s counsel to reach an out-of-court settlement (if possible)
- File a lawsuit against the defendant if the liable party won’t pay a fair amount
We don’t want you to have to relive the trauma of physical abuse. Because of that, we can handle all legal matters, so you don’t have to. Instead, you should take this time to focus on recovering mentally and physically. We can help you through your recovery by offering support and guidance.
How Much Does a California Physical Abuse Lawyer Cost?
You don’t have to pay anything upfront to secure our law firm’s help. You don’t pay us anything until the end of your case. Also, you only pay us if we help you reach a successful outcome. You don’t have to pay for our legal services if you don’t recover compensation through a physical abuse claim or lawsuit.
Damages You Could Recover Through a Physical Abuse Case in California
As noted, you can pursue damages through a claim or lawsuit. We identify your financial losses by reviewing your damage-related invoices, receipts, and billing statements. Your case’s other details determine how much you can pursue for non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.
Recoverable damages in your case may comprise:
Your medical expenses account for more than the money you spent on doctors’ visits and medications; you can also recoup the cost of mental health services. Our lawyers aim to build a case that accounts for:
- Diagnostic testing
- Rehabilitative testing
- Emergency room care
We can seek other expenses related to your medical care. For example, if you needed to purchase bandaging or a brace, you could include those costs in your claim. We can speak to medical and financial experts to determine how much you should recover.
Any Lost Income
Injuries from physical abuse could cause you to miss work for days, weeks, or even months. In severe cases, your injuries could leave you disabled and unable to work again. Yet, you could seek compensation for any lost:
- Hourly rates
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering could compensate you for the physical pain, anguish, and inconvenience the physical abuse caused you. While no amount of money can truly account for what happened, financial justice could offer some closure.
Enduring physical abuse could trigger emotional issues. If you deal with any type of mental health issue related to physical abuse (such as anxiety or depression), you could seek damages for that hardship.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit in California
In California, you generally have two years to file a civil lawsuit following physical abuse, per CCP § 335.1. Still, some facts of your situation could give you more or less time to act. For that reason, we encourage you to consider prompt legal help. By connecting with us early in your case’s progression, we can prevent any challenges from derailing your right to compensation.
What Should I Do While Considering Legal Help in California?
We want you to prioritize your health and well-being during this challenging time. You should do whatever makes sense for your situation, whether that involves visiting a therapist or spending time with loved ones. To bolster your case’s outcome, these considerations could reduce any potential complications:
- Don’t communicate with the other party. Even if the other party messages you first and offers an apology, don’t respond. Anything you share on the record could hinder your right to compensation.
- Seek medical attention. If necessary, visit a healthcare provider to document your condition. Lab test results and your medical records could prove invaluable in pursuing a case.
- Refuse to give a recorded statement. You’ve been through enough. You don’t have to give a recorded statement. In fact, we suggest refusing. We can supply the liable party with the necessary information.
Contact Our California Physical Abuse Team for a Free Consultation
Speaking to an attorney after suffering injuries from physical abuse can offer insight into your legal options. Contact us today to speak with a member of our legal team during a free consultation. We want to answer your questions, learn your story, and start advocating for you.