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Injured in an Assault or Shooting? Call The Brogdon Firm Today to Seek Justice!

Although many personal injury lawsuits are filed after accidents, some cases involve the intentional harming of an individual. When it comes to personal injury law, violent crimes such as assault can be tried in civil court. Assault and shooting victims have the right to sue the offender and seek compensation for injuries and other damages resulting from the incident. 

At The Brogdon Firm, Atlanta shooting and assaults attorney Gino Brogdon, Jr. and his legal team are committed to helping you secure compensation after you or a loved one has been injured due to a violent crime. We will help you navigate every step of the legal process to ensure you receive maximum compensation and make your best possible recovery.

Think you might have a case? Contact our firm online or at (404) 698-1090 today to schedule your free case evaluation.

What Counts as Assault?

Contrary to what you might think, no actual contact or touching is necessary in order for an encounter to be considered assault—it’s the threat that matters. In personal injury cases, assaults are defined as any intentional act that is meant to cause—or to cause fear of—harmful or physical contact. 

If you or a loved one was harmed as a result of assault, especially if the attack resulted in hospitalization or extensive medical attention, you may be entitled to financial recovery. Our Atlanta assault injury attorneys can help you determine the best course of legal action based on the facts of your unique circumstances. 

What to Do After an Assault or Violent Crime Occurs

The first thing you need to do after an assault is to remove yourself from the situation. Get away from the perpetrator and find a safe place. Once you’re away:

  • Seek medical attention, 
  • File a report with the police, 
  • Take photos of any injuries, and 
  • Call an attorney. 

Do not continue contact with your attacker or let them talk you out of pressing charges.

After you are out of immediate danger, and separate from any criminal prosecution, you may decide to pursue civil damages for your assault. Our Atlanta assault and shooting attorney can help.

Compensation After an Assault or Shooting

Compensation in civil assault cases is broken down into three categories: compensatory, nominal, and punitive. In civil assault cases, damages are awarded to the victim for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to trauma, pain and suffering, and monetary losses resulting from an attack. 

What is the difference between the different types of damages? See below:

  • Compensatory damages will be based on calculable monetary factors like medical bills, cost of treatment, and loss of wages.
  • Punitive damages focus on the more intangible side effects of the assault and exist as a way to punish the wrongdoer. 
  • Nominal damages are what individuals will usually receive if no injury was sustained; they are an acknowledgment that the victim’s rights have been violated.

We understand that assault can be incredibly traumatizing, which is why the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Brogdon Firm work hard to help you move forward. If you or a loved one has suffered any degree of injury due to assault, our attorneys are here to help. We can provide the help that you need and work to recover the fair settlement you deserve.

Call Now to Learn More During a Free Case Evaluation

At The Brogdon Firm, we know how difficult it can be to cope after being injured, especially due to a violent crime. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you have the resources to secure the care you deserve so you can focus on your recovery while we handle your claim. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to secure fair and just compensation, even if it means taking the other party to court, to help you get back on your feet.

Get in touch with us at (404) 698-1090 or fill out a secure online contact form to share your case with an experienced attorney during a free consultation. We will help you understand your legal rights and whether you have a case. 

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