Milwaukee Assault Lawyers
There are several legal remedies available to criminal assault victims in Wisconsin. A Milwaukee assault lawyer can, for example, represent an assault victim in a civil action against a premises owner or business if there was inadequate security present at the time of the assault. This lawsuit may be filed simultaneously or subsequently to a criminal case against the perpetrator of the crime or to a civil case for assault and battery. Often, the criminal who attacked you does not have the money to pay for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering. However, the owner of the property or business where the assault occurred may have also been responsible for the assault if there was inadequate security at the time the crime occurred and these parties may have the funds, or the insurance, to pay your damages.
In Wisconsin, a Milwaukee Assault Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages
It is important to contact a Wisconsin assault and battery attorney as soon as possible after you have been hurt. Your attorney will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your assault, the security measures in place at the time of your assault and your injuries. If you and your attorney decide to proceed after that consultation then your attorney will conduct an investigation into the security measures that were in place at the time of your assault. The sooner you contact the attorney, the better chance that your attorney has of finding the conditions as they were at the time of your assault and of preserving critical evidence. Any legal action must be brought against the property owner or business owner within the Wisconsin statute of limitations which is typically three years in inadequate security cases.
Prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, your Milwaukee assault defense attorney will file a complaint in state court alleging that the property owner and / or business owner:
- owed you a duty of care;
- breached that duty of care by failing to have adequate security measures in place that other reasonable property or business owners would have had on the premises;
- caused your damages by breaching its duty of care; and
- owes you damages pursuant to Wisconsin law.
The defendant(s) will likely argue that the perpetrator of the assault caused your injuries or that it was your negligence that caused the attack and that their security measures were not the proximate cause of your injuries. Your Milwaukee assault attorney will defend you against such claims and present evidence that the property or business owner did not maintain the security required by the building code or routinely provided by other property or business owners. For example, an innkeeper may have breached his duty of care if he failed to have working locks on guest rooms and properly lit hallways.
If you and your Milwaukee criminal assault lawyer are successful in your inadequate security claim against the defendant then you will be entitled to damages. Your potential recovery includes compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Milwaukee Assault Lawyers
The Milwaukee assault lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel understand the profound effect that your assault has had on you and your family. While the criminal may be tried and convicted of a crime, that case may not provide you with compensation for all of your injuries. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation that you deserve.
Our firm of Milwaukee assault lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by assaults that occur because of inadequate security and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.