Frequently Asked Questions


Assault lawsuits are like any other personal injury lawsuit. The lawyer is paid on a contingency – the lawyer receives part of what the lawyer wins in the lawsuit. If the lawyer does not win the lawsuit, the client pays nothing.

No, but it may be beneficial.

Because criminal findings can be used in a lawsuit, it is preferable for the criminal case against the assailant to conclude. However, lawsuits must be brought before the statute of limitations – the deadline to file a lawsuit. For this reason, an attorney may pursue your lawsuit before for the criminal case concludes.

Regardless, contacting a personal injury lawyer sooner than later is preferable because the personal injury lawyer can begin preparing to initiate the lawsuit and initiate it at the optimal time.

It depends.

The assailant’s assets, the (small) possibility of an applicable insurance policy, the potential liability of the premises owner along with their insurance and assets, and the type of assault are all factors that determine the value of an assault lawsuit. Every case is different.

No, but it helps.

Criminal convictions and some pleas can be used in a lawsuit to prove liability. However, even if the assailant is not found guilty, a finding of liability for assault in a lawsuit is still possible in some cases.

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