Victims of Aggravated Assault
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 28,134 aggravated assaults occurred in the State of Tennessee. By statutory definition, victims of aggravated assault have suffered " serious bodily injury" . In addition to the significant medical bills for the physical aspects of the injury, victims of aggravated assault often need psychological counseling to help cope with the emotional aspects of the attack. Aggravated assaults can occur during the commission of or attempted commission of another crime such as robbery, rape, kidnapping.
If your or a loved one was the victim of an aggravated assault at a place of business such as a bar, convenience store, hotel, parking garage, etc. then you may be entitled to damages from the owner of the property or business regardless of whether the offender was caught by police. Depending upon the circumstances, business owners have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to protect their customers from foreseeable criminal attacks. For instance, if a particular parking garage has seen a rash of aggravated assaults, then Tennessee law dictates the business owner must take reasonable precautions to prevent such attacks. This may mean adding security cameras or hiring a patrolling guard.
At the Law Offices of John Day, our award-winning lawyers are experienced in handling all types of cases involving criminal activity at commercial establishments. We know how to gather and analyze the relevant police data, and we work with high-quality security experts who can help explain the deficiencies in security during settlement negotiations or trial. Because of his experience, at a seminar hosted by The National Center for Crime Victims, John Day was recently asked to speak to crime victims advocates about protecting victims rights through the civil court system.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a violent crime such as aggravated assault, contact us today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online. We advance all case expenses so you do not have to pay a penny during the process and we only get paid if we recover money for you.