Being assaulted physically is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Unfortunately, the number of assaults being reported each year in the US exceeds 1 million. If this has happened to you, then law enforcement should go out of the way to seek a conviction for the perpetrator.
If you were injured during the assault then you may also be able to file a personal injury claim. Outlined below are some of the more common injuries that occur in assault cases.
Typically, the head and facial area are the main target areas during an assault, particularly those that involve the perpetrator’s fists or blunt weapons. If you are hit hard enough, then you could be knocked unconscious and suffer severe trauma.
Even if you come around, the injuries may be more severe than they appear at first. The symptoms of a concussion commonly take days or even weeks to appear. If you have a headache, blurred vision, confusion, dizziness or trouble sleeping, then you will want to get checked out as soon as possible by the doctor.
As stated, the face and head are usually the prime targets during assaults. The bones in your face can be quite delicate, and they are definitely not designed to withstand heavy blows. Nose fractures, orbital fractures and broken teeth are all common after a violent assault has occurred
In a personal injury claim, you may also be entitled to include the emotional trauma you have suffered. You may lose confidence and self-esteem and could even go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
As the victim of an assault, you deserve justice. This comes in numerous ways, including through personal injury compensation. Seek legal guidance to find out more.