An assault is a serious crime that can leave you with lasting injuries. Apart from the criminal penalties your attacker may face, you may choose to pursue your civil options and sue the person who assaulted you or the party responsible for them. At Sam & Ash Injury Law, our Las Vegas aggravated assault lawyers 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. A qualified aggravated assault attorney from Sam & Ash Injury Law will review the details of your case for free and walk you through your legal options. Give us a call 24/7 to get started.
Aggravated Assault by Persons with Authority
Some people are employed to maintain peace under specific situations. We trust persons with authority to use force justifiably and reasonably.
We know these people to trust as:
- Police officers
- Government agents
- Private security guards
When a person with authority violates your trust by assaulting you, they have exceeded the limits of their job. You should have an experienced Las Vegas aggravated 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?
If you’ve been severely injured in an assault, the individuals who hurt you might not have the resources or insurance to compensate you for your losses, pain, and suffering. But their employers should. For example, suppose bouncers at a bar or club get out of hand and injure you. In that case, those individuals may not have the resources to pay for your medical bills and other losses. Fortunately, the employer’s insurance policies are designed to do just that.
These types of insurance policies are standard for these businesses because assaults and severe injuries happen all too frequently in establishments all over Las Vegas.
When this happens, assault victims could be compensated for:
- Medical bills and other expenses
- Future treatment needs
- Lost wages (if you were forced to miss work)
- Reduced earning capacity for the future
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
If a bouncer, security guard, police officer, or someone else in a position of authority has assaulted you, talk with Sam & Ash Injury Law about whether these and other types of compensation may be available. We represent Nevada residents and visitors from out of state and are committed to making Las Vegas a safer place for everyone.
What To Do After an Aggravated Assault on Someone Else’s Property
Hospital stays. Painful recovery. Calls from insurance companies. If you’re assaulted on someone else’s property, it can be confusing and stressful deciding what to do next. These tips can take the pressure off you during this distressing time. Following an assault, you should:
- Get the medical treatment you need and follow through on it. Missing appointments or having a gap in treatment is something the other side will use against your case.
- Record your experience and track your pain in a daily journal. It can be difficult to remember the details about the pain and emotional distress you experience. A journal will help to show the extent of the suffering you’ve endured.
- Keep the clothing you were wearing during the assault. This can be used as evidence in your case.
- Hold onto any evidence or information you have about the assault. This includes photos of your injuries, cellphone footage if the assault was caught on video, and incident/police reports from the scene. Also save your medical records, medical bills, paycheck stubs, and other documentation of your losses.
- Talk with a Las Vegas aggravated assault attorney as soon as possible. At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we will work quickly to identify all potential sources of financial compensation and demand justice for you.
How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim Over an Assault?
After an aggravated assault incident in Nevada, you typically have two years from the date of your injury to file a premises liability lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. Although two years may seem like a lot of time, you need an attorney who will work quickly to preserve evidence and begin documenting all the ways you have been affected. Contact Sam & Ash Injury Law to discuss your case and get started now.
You likely have many questions about your legal options after an assault. Sam & Ash Injury Law is ready to answer them. Our lawyers understand the pain and uncertainty that comes with a serious injury, and we’re prepared to help. Some questions that we encounter in aggravated assault cases include:
The person who assaulted me claims they were defending their property. Is that legal?
In some cases, those who hurt you rely on the idea that they were defending property. While it is legal to do so, the amount of force they use must be appropriate. When out-of-control security inflicts serious injuries on you, it’s unlikely this defense will hold up.
What if the police did not arrest my attacker?
Even if the police didn’t arrest your attacker, you can still bring a personal injury claim. A claim for compensation is a civil case, not a criminal one. A criminal arrest or charge isn’t necessary to bring a civil claim for your injuries.
Can I File an Assault Claim if Nobody was Injured or Charged With Assault?
Yes, you can pursue an assault claim even if a person just to threatens you or barely had physical contact with you. An assault does not have to be physical or result in an injury to put you in an emotional distress or turmoil. A menace to your wellbeing can entitle you to a compensation.
An assault claim without anyone convicted of assault may end up being either a criminal case or a civil case depending on the circumstances of it.
- A prosecutor brings a criminal case for assault. In a criminal case, the prosecutor must prove beyond all reasonable doubt the perpetrator is guilty. Sometimes the perpetrator is not be charged with assault only because the prosecutor does not have sufficient evidence to convict.
- On the other hand, a civil case is your personal injury claim for compensation from the perpetrator. You only need to prove the perpetrator more likely committed assault than not for you to win. Therefore, it’s easier for you to recover damages for your losses.
A criminal trial for assault may offer you restitution. However, restitution is limited to compensation for “economic damages”, which may only represent your medical bills.
A personal injury claim for assault also compensates for “non-economic damages.” A successful claim includes damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress. Punitive damages may be available for some cases, which are additional payments that punish the perpetrator.
You may still have a personal injury claim if the police did not arrest the perpetrator for assault.
When to Talk to a Las Vegas Aggravated Assault Attorney
After an assault, get in touch with a lawyer from Sam & Ash Injury Law as soon as possible. Reach out even if you are not sure who is at fault. Our lawyers are here to review the details of your case for free and go over all your legal options. With a free case review and no fees unless we win for you, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving us a call.
Call or contact us online for your free case review, and see how we can do What’s Right for you.