Life has a way of throwing unexpected situations at us that we are not always able to handle effectively. As human beings, we are emotional creatures who react differently in situations, but are best advised to maintain a calm demeanor and a clear head during upsetting events, as accidents and volatile incidents often become even more dangerous and unstable than they would when calmness and reason prevail. Tempers sometimes flair over the most trivial things, such as road rage over being cut off on the highway, with potentially catastrophic results when individual behaviours become violent or erratic.
A Sarnia man recently got into a physical altercation with a woman when she insisted that she wanted to have her french fries changed because they were too cold. He was sentenced to a year’s probation and ordered to seek anger management help.
Assault is a crime but also has a solid foundation for a personal injury lawsuit. It is seen and referred to as an intentional tort and can carry steep financial penalizations depending on the circumstances. Victims of crimes such as sexual assault and child sex abuse can also seek compensation from not just their assailants but their employers as well.
If you have suffered a personal injury from an assault, below are some categories of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Non Economic Damages – these types of damages are difficult to quantify as they are for pain and suffering, and for a loss of enjoyment of life. Every individual is different and each of us reacts differently to trauma and loss, but the law will attempt to allow for a fair compensation.
Punitive Damages – the purpose of punitive damages is to act as a punishment against the offender. In heinous cases like the abuse of a child, these damages can be quite costly.
Economic Damages – these damages are more easily quantifiable and cover costs such as medical expenses, attendant care costs, loss of income (current and future), damages to property, and so on.
If you or a loved one was injured in an assault or any type of accident, we urge you to consult our Personal Injury Lawyers of Ontario (ILO) Sarnia office. We can determine whether you have a case to seek compensation from the perpetrator or negligent party who was responsible for your injuries. Each client and case is unique, but our goals are to ease your situation with compassion and also develop a strong case for damages. We are here to answer your questions and to help you understand your options.
At ILO, we have extensive experience and expertise in personal injury litigation. Our practice areas include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- No-fault Accident Claims
- Wrongful Death
- Slip and Fall Injury
- Brain Injury
- Product Liability
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Insurance Disability Benefits
- Dog Attacks
- Cyclist and Pedestrian Accidents
Contact our Sarnia number at your earliest convenience and let us advocate for your right to full compensation.