Stabbing victims often experience severe physical pain and emotional distress as a result of their injuries. If someone was the victim of a stabbing, they need to get a personal injury lawyer with experience handling intentional torts such as assault and battery.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Was Stabbed?
Stabbing a person is a form of assault or battery in most states, and liable parties can face prosecution in both criminal and civil court. A prosecutor from the state attorney’s office will bring criminal charges against the perpetrator for his violent actions. If the court finds your attacker guilty of the charges, he will likely face various criminal consequences, including jail time.
Civil court, on the other hand, allows the victim (you) to receive compensation for what you went through. While it is possible for a criminal judge to award victims’ restitution in civil court, criminal courts are more interested in protecting society from violent criminals.
Filing a lawsuit in civil court allows you to get the attention you deserve after surviving such a horrific attack. Your attorney will be able to present your case and make you the sole focus of the trial. The judge or jury will decide your damages based on the facts of the incident and the severity of your injuries.
What Should I Look for in an Attorney for My Stabbing Case?
Not all civil attorneys are qualified to file a lawsuit on behalf of stabbing victims. Here are some of the qualities you should look for.
Years of Experience
You will need to contact a personal injury attorney with years of experience handling civil assault and battery claims. The more experience an attorney has in dealing with these kinds of cases, the more likely it is that he will know how to deal with your specific case.
Our attorneys have years of experience handling civil claims based on stabbing attacks and other forms of violence.
Familiarity with State Laws
Assault and battery laws can be complex and difficult to interpret and differ from state to state. A stabbing lawyer needs to know these laws and have the ability to interpret them in regard to your case.
At Edwards Pottinger LLC, we have attorneys who focus entirely on assault and battery civil claims and thoroughly understand the elements needed to prove your case in court.
Compassion for Clients
Stabbing victims have likely experienced extreme physical pain, emotional trauma, and fear. Any attorney you discuss your case with should be sympathetic to what you have gone through. He should not rush you to tell your story and should instead allow you the time you need to get acquainted and comfortable with his team.
Our attorneys understand that these types of claims, in particular, require us to empathize with our clients and make sure they feel supported throughout the claim process.
Willingness to Fight for You
The person responsible for stabbing you has committed a heinous act that will affect your life for years to come. These cases are not always easy, and you need an attorney who will not give up on you.
Our attorneys believe that people should be accountable for their actions. We will conduct a thorough investigation to make sure we uncover all the relevant facts and evidence needed to prove your claim. We will then discuss your legal options and determine whether it is in your best interest to settle your claim or to proceed to trial.
If we decide to go to trial, our team will come up with logical, persuasive arguments to persuade the judge or jury to rule in your favor. We will also prepare witnesses and experts to testify on your behalf, and make sure to dispute the perpetrator’s defenses. And we will not give up until we get you what you deserve.
Call a Stabbing Victims Attorney for Help Today
Stabbing victims need qualified representation to make sure they get the compensation they deserve. The civil attorneys at Edwards Pottinger LLC, are ready to discuss your claim. If you are a stabbing victim, call 954-524-2820 for a free consultation.