JSM Injury Firm APC: Assault Lawyer
We can help secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering if you or someone you know have fallen victim to an assault. Legal representation from a personal injury attorney from JSM Injury Firm APC can mean the difference in your case. Therefore, speak to an assault lawyer today by calling us at (949) 404-4826 or scheduling a free consultation here.
How do Assault Injuries Happen?
Assaults can arise in various ways, and usually happen when you least expect it. The following are some of the most common real-life situations that lead to an assault:
- Someone jumps out from behind a parked car as you walk to your car at night and tries to rob you.
- A security guard misidentifies you while you are waiting in line at the bar and hits you;
- You are at a house party, and an attacker punches or kicks you without warning.
Assaults have no specific time or location in which they occur. Accordingly, they can occur anywhere and anytime. For example, an assailant can strike while you are shopping at your local mall, while you are walking through the grocery store, or in a parking lot after work on Friday night.
Types of Injuries Caused by Assault & How Serious Are They?
A victim can suffer various types of injuries in an assault. These include:
Broken bones are serious because they can lead to direct complications with your body’s blood supply. This could lead to even more dangerous internal bleeding or other problems. Additionally, broken bones that require surgical repair should be closely monitored by your doctor for any signs of infection after surgery. If an infection is detected, there could be severe consequences that may require further medical treatment—including amputation of the damaged part of a limb or organ failure due to sepsis (blood poisoning).
In some cases, victims suffer serious injuries in an assault, like being stabbed or shot. Generally, such victims need immediate surgery or life-saving measures. Furthermore, obtaining the medical records is crucial in these cases. The medical records will indicate the victim underwent emergency treatment or was admitted to a hospital for immediate care. If your injuries are not immediately life-threatening and do not require emergency surgery, you could still suffer long-term health problems or complications due to the assault.
Injury from slipping and falling when fleeing an assailant.
If you are injured while trying to escape an attacker, you can be compensated if you were not at fault. For example, you jump over objects to flee an attacker and break an ankle when something blocks your way. Or if you slip on a wet concrete while you run away and break a leg or hip. These kinds of damages would need strong proof that you were lawfully attempting to flee the assailant. Although, it is unnecessary to actually escape the attack.
Contact an California Assault Injury Lawyer For a Free Consultation.
If you have been the victim of an assault, the best thing to do is contact an experienced California assault lawyer at JSM Injury Firm as soon as possible. You may be in shock or under duress when the incident happens. As a result, you may not think clearly about how to protect your rights. Immediately following an assault, it’s important to get medical attention for your injuries. However, it is equally important to contact an attorney afterwards. In sum, we are here to ensure you get taken care of.
Attorney Jamal S. Mahmood of JSM Injury Firm APC is an experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer who fights for the rights of injury victims in California, including Riverside County, San Bernardino, Orange County and Los Angeles County. He has won millions of dollars for his clients who have been victims of personal injury accidents.
Call us today at (949) 404-4826 or schedule a free consultation here.