An assault is a serious crime that can leave you with lasting injuries. If you choose to pursue your civil options and sue the person who assaulted you, seeking the advice of an experienced assault attorney could be crucial to your case.

The lawyers at Sam & Ash are here to help you get the answers and the compensation you deserve. Every assault case is unique with its own set of challenges and strengths. While you can learn the basics about assault cases in our blog or through other online resources, there is no substitute to speaking with a qualified assault attorney. Give us a call 24/7 for a free evaluation of your case and all your options. You can reach us at 1 (800) 304-2000 any time, day or night.

"Victims of assault deserve to be made whole. And that justice is possible when you hire an experienced lawyer who truly cares about you and your case."

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Assaults by Persons with Authority

Some persons are employed to maintain peace under specific situations. We trust persons with authority to use force justifiably and reasonably. We know these people as:

  1. Police Officers
  2. Government Agents
  3. Private Security Guards
  4. Bouncers

When a person with authority violates your trust by assaulting you, they have exceeded the limits of their job. You should have an experienced assault lawyer in your corner, helping you get the justice you deserve — even if you don’t have the money on hand to pay for one.

Our lawyers are here 24/7 to listen to the details of your case and help you explore your options moving forward, free of charge.


How am I compensated for assault?

An assault can harm you in a variety of ways and you deserve to be compensated for all of them. If you have been injured, you should recover the costs of treatment. Because of the trauma that results from the attack, you have a claim to pain and suffering damages. Punitive damages can also be recovered in an assault where the attacker was motivated by malice.

The person who assaulted me claims they were defending their property. Is that legal?

Defense of property is a defense to assault. However, it is a more limited defense than self-defense or defense of others. The use of force must be “proportionate” to what is necessary to defend the property. In many cases, inflicting severe injuries to protect property is not a justifiable use of force.

What if the police did not arrest my attacker?

Your personal injury claim does not depend on whether your attacker was arrested and facing criminal prosecution. The criminal justice system, which punishes the wrongdoer, is separate from the civil justice system, which compensates the victim. There are many reasons for why a prosecutor might not charge your attacker. But if you are injured and not at fault, you still have the right to seek compensation.

You have the right to pursue your case. Don’t take on a private insurance company or government agency alone, let Sam & Ash help. An experienced assault lawyer will be by your side every step of the way. Call us at 1 (800) 304-2000 for a free consultation. We are ready to help 24/7.

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