My son was assaulted by another boy and was injured so badly that he required surgery. Would a personal injury lawyer be able to help make a claim against my son’s assailant/s?

The short answer to this is yes. A personal injury lawyer could be of great help in pressing charges against the boy and his parents which would give you the chance of being granted compensation that could be used to cover your son’s medical bills. As we all know, it is not cheap to undergo surgery and receive medical treatment. It can also be disheartening to see a young family member suffering from an injury. Hence, it is crucial to take immediate action against the assailants, not just to recover damages but also to teach the offender a lesson and prevent him from harming others.

There are several criminal offenses in the legal system. The case of your son may fall into assault and battery which is the willful use of physical aggression towards another individual. The majority of assault and battery cases are when an individual is attacked by others for no apparent reason and is injured as a result of the attack.

Showing proof of physical injuries to the court is not really necessary to file an assault and battery claim. Since your son was badly injured and surgery is required, you have a great chance of winning your claim as long as you can prove that your son’s condition was caused by the violent acts of others. Proving fault is usually hard as the other party will attempt to prove that the whole incident was your son’s fault and that he was beaten and injured as a result of self defense. This is where you will find a personal injury lawyer extremely important.

A competent personal injury lawyer is capable of interpreting actions of people. He/she will understand the emotional trauma the parents of a person who has been attacked are going through and will do their best to help you seek justice for your son. A personal injury lawyer will help you file a personal injury claim against the assailants in order to help you recover compensation for your son’s injuries, which will be separate to the criminal charges brought against the assailant.

Almost all assault and battery claims that end up in the court room have led to severe physical, emotional or mental injuries to the victims and their loved ones. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you with your personal injury claim is the best way to ensure you have the best chance of filing a successful claim. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is money well spent as it will give you a chance to turn the life of your child around ease the financial burden the assault has placed on you and your family.

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