Intentionally causing physical injury to another person is a criminal offense in New Hampshire. Depending on the severity of the injury, an arrest for assault could lead to jail time. However, these criminal penalties are not the only consequences someone could face following an assault. State law also provides a civil remedy which could lead to significant monetary compensation.
For most people, their idea of a personal injury lawsuit revolves around a car accident or slip and fall. These cases make up the vast majority of personal injury suits, but there are exceptions. Intentional acts of violence may also result in a viable personal injury claim. If you have suffered injuries from an assault, let New Hampshire injury attorney Bradford Coates help you pursue compensation from the person responsible.
Civil Liability for an Intentional Assault in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, intentional assaults can result in a viable personal injury claim. While a criminal conviction will support a personal injury claim, they are separate prosecutions. Important to note, Attorney Bradford Coates may still recover compensation for a victim of an intentional assault if the person who injured you is not criminally convicted.
Common Injuries in an Assault in New Hampshire
The injuries in an assault can vary significantly. An assault involves bodily injury through an offensive physical act, but the severity of these acts varies wildly. While an assault could result in little more than a bruise, it could also lead to life-long injuries in some cases. Some of the most common injuries following an assault include:
- Bruises and black eyes
- Broken bones
- Chipped teeth
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
No matter the type of injury, an experienced New Hampshire assault injury attorney could take you step by step through the recovery process. If you believe you deserve to be compensated for your injuries following an assault, discuss your case with the Coates Law Office, PLLC, as soon as possible.
Available Monetary Damages in New Hampshire
The severity of your injuries will directly correlate to the potential damages you could recover should you prevail at trial. These damages can cover more than just your emergency room bills, however. You could be entitled to monetary compensation for any medical treatment or procedures resulting from an accident. This could include doctor’s visits, chiropractic care, or the expense of physical therapy.
You could also be entitled to psychological damages. Compensation is available for the physical pain and suffering you experience due to your injuries. You could also recover damages for any mental anguish that lingers after your injuries heal.
Finally, you have the right to seek monetary damages for work your injuries force you to miss. In addition to your lost wages, you could also seek compensation for your diminished future earning power caused by the injury. Our team of New Hampshire assault injury attorneys can help. Contact us for a free consultation!