It goes without saying that any form of personal assault can be traumatizing from an emotional and physical standpoint. For many, there is nothing that can fully eradicate the painful memories inflicted upon those assaulted, or even upon those having to support and console the victim. A range of emotional changes can occur within a victim’s mind, which can grow into debilitating anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and even suicidal tendencies. In this regard, a personal assault can impact many more lives than just those of the victim(s) and attacker(s).
In addition to mental torment, victims are almost always faced with a bevy of painful physical injuries. Everything from cuts and bruises to broken bones, punctured lungs, twisted limbs, burns, and more gruesome wounds are common results of personal assaults. Therefore, victims and their families are burdened with a wide array of economic frustrations, including but not limited to:
- Prescription drug costs
- Medical expenses, including treatments and surgeries
- Counselling, rehabilitation, and recovery-related expenses
- Attendant care expenditures
- Loss of income if victim is unable to work
In some cases, fatalities can result from severe injuries sustained by a personally assaulted victim. Under these tragic circumstances, family members may themselves require counseling services to better cope with bereavement, as the sudden and violent passing of a loved one is one of the most painful things anyone can suffer through. Funerary and death-related expenses may also be burdened upon the family, making the situation all the more distressing and utterly heartbreaking.
We Can Ease Your Financial Burdens
There is hope for a silver lining, however. We here at Zuber Brioux Injury Lawyers fully understand and respect the gravity and emotional toll of such a horrific event unfolding in your life. As a result, we are fully prepared and committed to advising you about your eligibility towards filing a claim with the Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, resulting from years of meticulous and careful training to ensure our clients receive absolute expert service.
Another possibility through Zuber Brioux Injury Lawyers is to file a civil lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the assault in question. We are specially trained to accommodate and deal with the victims of violent crimes and will do so with the utmost support and attentive care. We also handle other serious issues that may relate to your personal assault, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, disability claims, and wrongful deaths. Contact our Kingston or Ottawa locations at any time via email or phone to receive a free consultation. We are here to help and are fully committed to helping deliver the closure you rightfully deserve as a victim of personal assault.