Have you or a loved one been a victim of physical abuse? If so, you may have legal avenues to seek relief from the individuals or institutions that hurt you. Often, physical abuse is perpetrated by a single individual (or a few individuals) but only occurs due to larger, institutional failings that place innocent people in harm’s way.
If you’ve been hurt, our proven team of legal advocates at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to assist you. Our experienced Los Angeles victim representation attorneys have been industry-recognized for the quality of their work both in and outside the courtroom. We know what it takes to secure results and aggressively pursue justice for injured and wronged clients who need their voices heard.
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At Okabe & Haushalter, we believe everyone has a right to autonomy. Everyone is entitled to live without the fear of being harmed. Unfortunately, many people suffer physical abuse some time in their life.
Under California Law, physical abuse is considered causing purposeful:
Physical abuse is never the fault of the victim. However, many abuse survivors feel guilt and shame and may hide their injuries from others. Anyone can become a victim of physical violence, including:
If you or a loved one are suffering from physical abuse, help is out there. Please call our compassionate physical abuse lawyers in Los Angeles today. We will handle your case with the discretion and dignity it deserves.
Symptoms of physical abuse can vary greatly. In many cases, the signs of abuse are hidden. Children and elderly adults are the most vulnerable to physical abuse. However, consistent violence can happen to anyone.
Some of the most common signs of physical abuse include:
Unfortunately, there are many instances in which victims who have trusted others with their well-being can be exposed to physical abuse. Sometimes these claims can coincide with criminal charges, other times it is up to victims to come forward and expose the wrongdoing of those who have hurt them.
The following parties can be held responsible for physical abuse:
If there are pending criminal charges against your alleged abuser, or if the person who abused you has been convicted of a crime, we want you to know that you can still bring a civil lawsuit against that individual. Additionally, even if your alleged abuser has not faced any criminal charges or was found not guilty, you can still file a lawsuit.
Civil personal injury cases have nothing to do with the criminal case. Civil court is designed to help you, the survivor of abuse, obtain compensation and closure from the perpetrator of the violence. In many cases, civil actions against alleged abusers are filed at the same time that criminal charges are ongoing. It may be the case that the civil claim will be put on hold until the criminal case is concluded.
If you have been physically abused by another individual in Los Angeles, you need to know that there is a limited amount of time for you to file a lawsuit in civil court against the alleged abuser. In general, we will look to the California personal injury statute of limitations as the guiding force for these claims. All physical abuse lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date the alleged abuse occurred. Failing to file a lawsuit within this time frame will result in the abuse survivor being unable to recover compensation from the alleged abuser.
However, we do want to point out that the statute of limitations is completely different for instances of sexual abuse. Those who have survived sexual abuse have longer timeframes to file civil lawsuits against the alleged abuser. The time frames differ depending on whether or not the survivor was an adult when the abuse occurred or was under the age of 18 when the abuse occurred. We strongly suggest that you contact our sexual abuse victim representation attorneys in Los Angeles to discuss your case in these particular circumstances.
Every physical abuse case is different. When damages are discussed, your attorney will work tirelessly to maximize the compensation you deserve. Schedule a consultation today to see what damages your claim may qualify to recover.
Common damages in physical abuse cases include:
If you or a loved one are suffering from physical abuse, let our trusted attorneys help you take back control of your life.
If you believe that you have a legitimate physical abuse claim, then we invite you to contact our firm today. Our team understands how sensitive these matters are and are not afraid to face large institutions in litigation. We have the experience and the resources to make sure that a thorough case for compensation is compellingly put forth on your behalf.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we provide our clients with compassionate advocacy and aggressive representation. Contact our Los Angeles physical abuse attorneys today and schedule a free case evaluation. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.
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