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Seek Justice and Compensation from Your Assaulter in Hernando and Southaven

When you are injured because of another person’s criminal behavior, you have the right to press charges. This takes the case to a criminal court, where the judge will have final say on any sentencing.

While this may allow you to seek justice, criminal cases often don’t deal with the repercussions of your injuries. You may still face monumental medical bills, lost wages during recovery, and emotional pain and suffering. That is why we suggest also pursuing a personal injury case against your assailant.

At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC, we can help you with this civil suit. Our team of experienced attorneys will make every effort to prove your need for compensation. We recently fused two accomplished law firms to better serve the residents of Hernando, Southaven, North Mississippi, Horn Lake, and Olive Branch.

Reach out to our Southaven crime attacks lawyers at (662) 222-0597 to learn more.

The Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Cases

In a criminal case, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In a civil case, the plaintiff needs to show that the defendant was negligent in some way.

To prove this negligence, we need to explain how:

  • The defendant owed you a reasonable duty of care

  • The defendant violated this duty of care through his or her actions or inaction

  • This breach of action caused you harm

It is typically easier to prove guilt in a personal injury case than it is in a criminal case. If the defendant is “more likely than not” responsible for the victim’s injuries, the courts may rule in the plaintiff’s favor.

Using a Criminal Verdict to Prove Liability

You cannot sue a defendant during a criminal trial. However, once the criminal trial has concluded, we may be able to use that case as evidence in your civil suit. According to a doctrine called “collateral estoppel,” judges are permitted to use a criminal case to prove responsibility in a personal injury case.

Seek Compensation for Your Suffering

If you are a victim of vehicular assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, sexual assault, or any other injurious crime, give our Southaven personal injury attorneys a call. We are compassionate lawyers that listen and are not afraid of complex cases. One of our seasoned attorneys can discuss your situation and let you know whether or not you have grounds to sue.

Let us help you seek the justice you deserve. Call a Hernando crime attacks attorney at (662) 222-0597.

The Representation You Need

  • Each case works off contingency fees. This means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your case.
  • Our team has extensive trial experience. We believe that a jury of twelve fellow citizens is the fairest way ever devised to get you the justice you deserve.
  • When you talk, we listen. Our attorneys treat each and every client's case as unique and provide you personalized care.
  • Our firm is the joining of two legacy practices. Together we bring over 100 years of combined experience to each and every case we handle.

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