Pittsburgh Assault Injury Lawyers
Crime victims who are injured in assaults may have the right to hold those who attacked them accountable for their injuries. These are personal injury cases involving malicious action that has resulted in consequences similar to fault-based accidents, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. At Kontos Mengine Killion & Hassen, our accomplished attorneys can provide the representation you need to navigate the legal system and seek the compensation you deserve.
Backed by many decades of combined experience, our legal team can gather all the evidence needed to build your case, including police accounts, medical reports, and more. We can then aggressively negotiate a fair and just settlement with those held responsible or take your case before a judge and jury. As skilled trial lawyers, our legal team will not hesitate to work vigorously to seek fair compensation for your physical and emotional damages. Your civil case may be initiated in addition to a criminal case, in which you seek justice against your attacker.
Representing Victims of Criminal Violence
Criminal attacks can cause deep emotional trauma as well as physical injury and can be difficult to overcome. These types of cases can include both physical and sexual assault and involve various kinds of injuries. As wrongful actions taken against you, they are referred to in law as “torts.” A tort gives you the right to file a civil lawsuit against the offending party in search of financial compensation for your damages.
Recovering from an assault injury may take weeks, months, or longer, depending on the extent of physical and emotional trauma you have suffered. These assaults may involve being struck, punched, or shoved, as well as attacks with dangerous weapons like guns, knives, and more. In the wake of such attacks, you will want to concentrate on recovering your health. Dealing with a civil claim against your attacker can be difficult and complicated, which is why you should turn to an experienced attorney.
Our firm can take action to build your case, such as gathering reports and information from law enforcement (including any available photos and/or video of your attack and injuries), hospital and medical information, and evidence of the potential liability of other parties involved in the matter. In some cases, negligent third parties may also be responsible for the injuries you sustained. This can include negligent owners of malls, hotels, sports venues, bars and nightclubs, and other places where people gather. Negligent parties can also include employers, rideshare companies, schools, universities, daycare facilities, and more.
Our firm will investigate all who may be responsible for your injuries in order to help you gain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, rehabilitation expenses, and other applicable damages. The damages you may be entitled to are separate from any criminal charges against your attacker. A conviction can be helpful in pursuing your civil case but does not necessarily have to occur for you to pursue compensation.