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Crime & Shooting Cases

Fighting For Crime Victims

As personal injury attorneys, we help victims of many types of situations that have caused them a serious injury or, in some cases, even their death. We have spent decades fighting for the rights to financial compensation for motor vehicle crash victims, people who have suffered an injury from slipping and falling, construction accident injuries and other cases in which someone acted in a negligent or careless way.

But many people don't realize that Goldberg Noone Abraham attorneys also fight for justice for people who have been victimized by someone committing a violent crime against them.

There are many circumstances where a person can be injured because they were the victim of a crime.

  • Shooting victims
  • Sexual assault victims
  • Assault and battery victims
  • Drunk driver victims
  • Child molestation victims

There are still other situations in which you may have been injured by a reckless act performed by someone else, like drivers who cause automobile crashes because they were driving drunk, under the influence of drugs or distracted by their cellphones.  

Many crime victims have no idea what to do when they are victimized by a violent criminal act and may not realize they have legal rights as well. Our job is to fight for financial compensation to help you with things like medical bills, emotional and mental distress, and other economic hardships caused by the criminal act.

Victims of shootings in Nevada may be able to file suit against their perpetrator for:

  • battery,
  • negligence
  • false imprisonment, and/or
  • Infliction of emotional distress

Victims may also have negligence cause of action against any parties that may have contributed to the shooting occurring. Victims may fight for money damages such as to pay for their:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • future earnings
  • pain and suffering

Victims can also pursue putative damages against the defendant, which can be far larger than the compensatory damages. This is especially true if the shooting was intentional.

Victims of drunk driving may fight for money damages such as to pay for their:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • future earnings
  • pain and suffering

Common injuries victims suffer during an accident involving a drunk driver include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, head wounds, and concussions.
  • Broken or fractured bones.
  • Amputated or crushed limbs.
  • Serious internal injuries, such as internal hemorrhaging or injured organs.
  • Soft tissue injuries such as twists, sprains and strained muscles.
  • Injuries to the spinal, neck and back.
  • Chemical burns to the face, chest and lungs due to the deployment of an airbag during impact.
  • Psychological trauma, such as post traumatic stress disorder.

Victims of sexual assault in Nevada may be able to file suit against their perpetrator for:

  • battery,
  • false imprisonment, and/or
  • Infliction of emotional distress

Victims may also have negligence cause of action against any parties that may have contributed to the rape occurring. Victims may fight for money damages such as to pay for their:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • future earnings
  • pain and suffering

Victims can also pursue putative damages against the defendant, which can be far larger than the compensatory damages.

There is generally a two-year time frame to file a civil lawsuit for a sexual assault. But child victims have 20 years to file a claim after they turn 18 or learn that the assault caused their injuries (whichever is later).

Burden of proof in Nevada rape lawsuits.

Plaintiffs in personal injury sexual assault or rape lawsuits generally have the burden to prove their cases by a “by a preponderance of the evidence.” This means that the defendant more likely than not caused the plaintiff's injuries.

Common evidence plaintiffs rely on may include:

  • video footage,
  • notes or other documents
  • admissions
  • text or voice communications,
  • eyewitnesses,
  • rape kit results,
  • medical records, and
  • expert medical testimony

Don't Wait.

There Are Time Limits On When You Can Take Legal Action.

Time is of the essence. Please contact Stovall & Associates today for a free, no risk consultation. Remember when you hire Stovall & Associates, we go all in with you, and you pay nothing until we win your case! You will always talk with an attorney when you call our firm, day or night. We are here for you.

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