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Denver Assault Injury Lawyer

Denver Assault Injury Lawyer

Did someone attack and assault you in Denver, Colorado? If so, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. However, suing your attacker can be challenging. At Zaner Harden Law, our Denver assault injury lawyers can help you hold your attacker and other responsible parties liable for your damages.

Our Denver personal injury lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We recovered the largest Colorado personal injury verdicts in the years 2018 and 2021. We will use our considerable resources and experience to fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

At Zaner Harden Law, we fight the legal battles while you focus on healing and your recovery. Contact our office or call at (720) 734-8335 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Denver assault injury lawyers.

How Zaner Harden Law Can Help You File an Assault Injury Claim in Denver, Colorado

How Zaner Harden Law Can Help You File an Assault Injury Claim in Denver, Colorado

Our legal team is sensitive to what you have experienced. We will treat you and your case with the utmost respect and care. At Zaner Harden Law, we will do everything possible to make the process as easy as possible.

When you have been assaulted, you can trust that we will be there for you. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling personal injury cases. We are trusted sources for legal advice and representation throughout Colorado.

When you hire our top-rated personal injury lawyers in Denver, CO, we handle all aspects of your case, including:

  • Explain how Colorado personal injury laws apply to your assault injury case
  • Monitor criminal investigations by law enforcement agencies
  • Conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding your assault
  • Work with leading experts as needed to gather additional evidence to strengthen your case
  • File all claims and handle all matters related to them
  • Determine how much your assault injury claim is worth after carefully documenting your injuries and damages
  • Aggressively negotiate with at-fault parties for fair settlements
  • File a lawsuit and argue your case in court, if necessary

Zaner Harden Law is an award-winning Colorado personal injury law firm. Our attorneys have received awards and recognition, including top ratings from Super Lawyers, Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, and Best Lawyers. Our verdicts have appeared in local and national media outlets as well.

We want to help you navigate the legal process of obtaining compensation for an assault injury. Call Zaner Harden Law to schedule a confidential consultation with a Denver assault injury lawyer. Your initial consultation is always free.

Overview of Assault Laws in Colorado

Unlawfully causing bodily injury to another person is the definition of assault in Colorado. There are three degrees of assault, as stated by Colorado statutes.

A person commits first-degree assault (C.R.S. 18-3-202) when they intentionally use a deadly weapon to cause someone serious injuries, permanent disfigurement, or disability of an organ. Second-degree assault (C.R.S. 18-3-203) is defined as intentionally causing someone serious harm without using a deadly weapon. Second-degree assault also includes recklessly causing injury with a weapon or causing injury to an on-duty official.

Third-degree assault (C.R.S. 18-3-204) occurs when someone negligently causes injury with a deadly weapon. An attacker can be charged with a felony or misdemeanor for assault.

The penalties for an assault conviction depend on the degree of the assault and other factors. A person could spend years in prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of assault.

However, a criminal conviction does not compensate you for your damages. The court may order restitution, but the amount might be minimal compared to your actual damages. Filing a personal injury claim in civil court can help you recover the money you deserve for an assault injury claim.

At Zaner Harden Law, Our Denver Assault Injury Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims

An assault can occur for many reasons and in numerous situations. An assault may occur at work, at home, or in a public place. Our Denver assault injury attorneys handle assault cases involving:

  • Fights
  • Sexual assault
  • Bullying
  • Muggings
  • Child abuse
  • Police brutality
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Fights at social or entertainment venues
  • Workplace assaults
  • Domestic abuse
  • School fights

Our legal team works with you to hold your attacker financially liable for damages. Your civil case is separate from a criminal charge. Even if the state does not file criminal charges or the person is acquitted of criminal charges, you can sue the attacker in civil court seeking damages.

Assault Causes Severe Injuries for Victims in Denver, CO

An assault is a violent act that often leads to one or more injuries. The injuries can be severe and cause permanent and life-altering impairments. Assault injuries may result in life-threatening conditions and wrongful death.

Examples of assault injuries we handle include:

It is important to seek immediate medical treatment for assault injuries. Medical care protects your health. Prompt medical treatment also helps with a personal injury claim. Your medical records help prove that the assault caused your injuries.

Many assault victims blame themselves for the assault. However, it is not your fault. Call 911 to report an assault and file a police report. The person who caused your assault should be held criminally and civilly liable for their wrongdoing.

Who Is Liable for an Assault Injury Claim in Denver, CO?

The person who attacked you can be held liable under the state’s intentional tort law. Therefore, you can file a personal injury claim against the attacker. However, other parties could share liability for your damages.

Assaults often take place on another party’s property. A property owner, business owner, or other responsible party could be liable for your damages if their negligence contributed to the assault.

Examples of parties who might share responsibility for your injuries and damages include:

  • Resorts and hotels
  • School districts, colleges, private schools, and daycares
  • Cruise ships
  • Business owners
  • Apartment complexes
  • Parking garage owners
  • Medical facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals
  • Commercial and residential property owners
  • Employers
  • Sports and entertainment venues
  • Office complexes
  • Government entities

Proving that a third party contributed to the cause of your assault can be challenging. You must prove their actions or omissions directly and proximately resulted in the assault. Our Denver assault injury attorneys have substantial experience pursuing third-party claims. We pursue claims against each party who shares the blame for an assault injury.

What Damages Can I Receive for an Assault Injury in Denver, CO?

Damages compensate you for the harm and losses caused by an assault. Assault victims can seek economic damages for their financial losses. Examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • The cost of mental health treatment and counseling
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • In-home nursing care
  • Household services and personal care
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Occupational and physical therapy

Survivors of assault may experience severe pain and suffering. They can seek compensation for these non-economic damages in a personal injury claim. Examples of pain and suffering damages include:

  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Mental anguish
  • Impairments and disabilities
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Emotional distress

A jury may also award punitive damages in an assault injury case. Punitive damages are awarded by juries to punish the at-fault party for their conduct. State law allows punitive damages in cases involving malice, fraud, or willful and wanton conduct.

How Much Is My Denver Assault Injury Case Worth?

The value of your damages depends on several factors. The factors that could impact how much your assault injury case is worth include:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The evidence proving liability
  • The parties involved in the case
  • The availability of insurance coverage
  • Whether you can return to work
  • The extent of impairments and disfigurement
  • The duration of your recovery

Our Denver assault injury lawyers carefully analyze all factors in your case. We work to maximize the value of damages to increase the amount we recover for your case.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing an Assault Injury Claim in Colorado?

A statute of limitations sets deadlines for filing claims. If you do not file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute expires, your lawsuit may be dismissed, and you would lose your right to hold your attacker legally responsible for damages.

Most personal injury claims have a two-year statute of limitations in Colorado. However, several exceptions extend or shorten the deadline to file claims. Therefore, we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible to avoid a problem with the statute of limitations.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Denver Assault Injury Lawyers

You are an assault survivor. At Zaner Harden Law, we believe you deserve to be compensated fairly for the injuries caused by your attacker. We’ll fight for your rights. Call now for a free case review with an experienced Denver assault injury attorney.

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Office in Denver, CO

Zaner Harden Law, LLP – Denver Office
1610 Wynkoop Street. Suite 120. Denver, CO. 80202
(720) 613-9706

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