Injuries Suffered In Domestic Violence
How A New York City Injury Attorney Can Help
Domestic violence is a very serious issue, and cases of this nature often cross into the field of criminal law as well. If you were victimized in a case of domestic violence, it is important to speak with a New York personal injury lawyer from our firm to learn what we can do for you. Domestic violence can include any of the following actions:
- Physical violence such as hitting, biting, scratching
- Verbal abuse such as threats of violence and yelling
- Economic oppression such as preventing an individual from leaving the house to seek employment or medical treatment
There are also a limited number of individuals who can be the victim of domestic violence. Only a domestic relation who is the victim of these actions can fall under the category of domestic violence, thus limiting victims of domestic violence to persons who fit into one of the following categories:
- Current or former spouses
- Dating couples
- Roommates or housemates
- Couples who share a biological child in common
If you fall within any of these categories of relationships, and you have been the victim of domestic violence or abuse, then it is important to know that you may be able to pursue monetary compensation for your injuries. Physical violence or threats of violence can also be called assault or battery. If you have suffered a physical injury, or an emotional injury, then you may be entitled to damages for the suffering that you endured, and it is important that you have skilled representation on your side in the process.
Pursuing A Personal Injury Lawsuit For Domestic Violence
When you have been the victim of domestic violence, there are several issues which are relevant to this situation. First, the individual who allegedly abused you may be arrested and charged with a criminal offense. Second, cruel and inhumane treatment, i.e., domestic violence, is one of the seven grounds for divorce in the state of New York. Finally, if you have suffered physical or emotional damage through this violence, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If this person is arrested and charged with a criminal offense, it is important to know that a criminal conviction does not automatically entitle you to compensation for your injuries. You will still need to successfully bring a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for the hardship that you have endured. In addition, if you have been the victim of domestic violence from your spouse, then it is important to consider your future, and the safety of yourself and your family. There are two very important legal matters which you will need to consider and it is important to have skilled guidance on your side to do so.
Representing New York City Residents
If you wish to pursue compensation for emotional hardships you have endured, or to cover various costs of recovery for physical suffering, then you need a skilled representative on your side. At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, we are dedicated to excellent representation for our clients, and you can be sure that we will aggressively pursue your rights and fight to see that you obtain the outcome you deserve.
We have been practicing law for more than 60 years combined, and you can be sure that we will put this experience to work for you if you choose to work with us. We understand the severity of the situation that you face, and we know how to help you build a case that effectively pursues your rights and your desires in court. Without proper representation you could be denied your lawsuit and you could be left to cope with the physical and emotional trauma that you have suffered on your own. Contact our office today tto discuss your situation and to begin pursuing the results that you need for your future.