Hooper Law’s physical assault injury lawyers can take care of your legal needs and help you get the compensation you deserve, leaving you better able to focus on your recovery and getting on with your life.
We will help determine which party you should sue; for instance, the person who physically assaulted you and/or the owner/occupier of the premises where the incident took place. We will also consider the type of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
To get compensation, there are two parties you can sue:
- The person who physically assaulted you – In order to get compensation, you have to prove liability, that the person you are suing physically assaulted and injured you on purpose. The injury has to be a direct result of the assault.
- The owner/occupier of the premises where the physical assault happened – In Ontario, the Occupier Liability Act says that if you are on someone else’s premises, those premises should be reasonably safe (especially if the owner/occupier is making money from your presence there, like a bar or restaurant).
Sometimes there can be additional parties who contributed to the assault, and we will get all of the details so that we can help you decide who are the right defendants in the lawsuit.
Physical Assault Compensation
If your lawsuit is successful, there are three types of compensation you may be entitled to:
- Pain and suffering and loss of quality of life (general damages) – These damages are intended to compensate you for your past, present and future pain, suffering, and loss of quality and amenities of life. In Ontario, there is a broad range of amounts for these types of damages, from very small amounts for someone with minor injuries, to an indexed cap of approximately $400,000 for someone who is brain-injured and quadriplegic.
- Pecuniary damages (loss of wages) – Often the most significant monetary loss is your loss of income in the past, present and future. If you are unable to work (temporarily or for the rest of your life), return to work but make less money, or fail to get employment or promotion because of your injury, you may be entitled to this type of compensation.
- Out-of-pocket expenses and future care costs – These damages compensate you for any expenses caused by ongoing medical difficulties, both expenses you have already incurred and expenses that you expect to incur in the future, including expenses like over-the-counter prescription medication, rehabilitation devices, parking and mileage for doctor appointments, care and treatment, housekeeping and home maintenance.
Proving liability can be difficult, but our proven track record of success and our drive for justice sets us apart from the competition. With almost 70 years of cumulative experience our team has what it takes to win.
Contact us today for your free consultation with our physical assault lawyers in Hamilton and find out how we will fight for you.
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