Assault is any unwanted touching, hitting or striking of your body. This includes any type of unwanted physical or sexual touching of your body. If you have been assaulted, you should first contact the police to investigate whether criminal charges should be laid against the person who assaulted you. These charges will then be prosecuted by the government through the office of your local crown attorney.
You may also pursue financial compensation for any physical or psychological injury suffered as a result of that assault. You can apply for compensation from the government if you are the victim of a criminal act and pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future income loss, medical and legal costs. The amount in which you are entitled to will depend on both the type of assault and the injuries you have suffered.
Our lawyers have assisted countless victims recover compensation for assaults arising from bar fights, abuse by bouncers, sporting event assaults, jail house assaults, casino fights, gunfire claims, stabbings and street variety assaults. Assault claims sometimes involve one, or more parties that are drunk, have been drinking, or under the influence or drugs. These cases all come down to the extent of injury to the injured party, whether or not one party was provoked or not, and the credibility of the parties..
If you or anyone you know have been a victim of an assault, please contact us at 416-306-3817 immediately for a free legal consultation.