Crime Related Injuries

Tennessee Personal Injury Law: Crime Related Injuries

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Crimes are responsible for countless lawsuits in the United States every year, and many of these are surrounded by complicated circumstances that make the legal procedures long and difficult to navigate. Often, offenders in cases of crime related injuries are unable to compensate the victim. There are many types of legislation for the different kind of crimes that can potentially cause injury.

Sexual Crimes

This is one of the most serious kinds of violent criminal offense due to the mental devastation that typically accompanies victims for the rest of their lives. It can also have equally devastating physical consequences. A study conducted by the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) reported that sexual crimes occur nationally every two and a half minutes.

  • Rape and Sodomy Crimes: Many rape and sodomy crimes occur in parking garages and hotels. Such establishments are now required by law to provide extensive protective measures in their facilities in order to discourage these crimes. Victims are often traumatized by rape and sodomy, and are far less inclined to reveal personal injuries than victims of other crimes due to the nature of the incident.
  • Murder And Manslaughter: Families who suffer from the loss of a loved one in crimes involving murder or manslaughter are eligible to receive benefits under certain circumstances. Factors in such cases depend on where the incident occurred and the responsible parties liable for damages, if any.

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Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

One of the most common causes of injury in the United States is accident resulting from intoxicated drivers. There is legislation in the state of Tennessee for those who are victims of DUI crimes and require compensation for injury – if the driver liable for the accident cannot be charged, then other circumstances, like the identity of the party responsible for the offending driver’s intoxication.

Abduction Crimes

Unfortunately, there are reports every year in the state of Tennessee and the rest of the nation of persons who are kidnapped or abducted, many of the crimes occurring in public areas. State and federal laws are cracking down on businesses and other establishments in terms of security, requiring reasonable safety precautions implemented considering the environment. Security guards, cameras, and other measures are increasingly common preventative measures and tools for evidence in abduction crimes that are unresolved, or if the identity of the offender is unknown and liability must be addressed.

Aggravated Violence Crimes

Tennessee law defines aggravated assault as “serious bodily injury” to the victim of a violent attack by another person. This crime is commonly tacked onto the charges of other crimes, such as rape, abduction, or robbery, and the offender is certainly liable to pay damages to the victim in question. In addition, businesses or other witnessing entities may be obligated to provide compensation for their negligent behavior or perpetuation of the crime – even if such entities did so unintentionally.

Legal Representation For Crime Related Injuries

Contact our offices if you or a loved one has suffered injuries or has been killed as the result of an aggravated assault crime. You deserve compensation for such an attack, and our team of attorneys has the experience, connections, and resources best suited to ensure that you receive the full amount of this compensation. Time is of the essence, and the best evidence is acquired from the scene of the accident as soon as possible, so set up and initial consultation and get one of our skilled lawyers started on investigation and gathering of evidence for your case. You can rest assured that as soon as we start the attorney-client relationship, you are guaranteed the best legal representation possible in order to secure a settlement that is completely satisfactory.

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