Portland Assault Attorneys
If you have been a victim of an intentional assault, you have surely suffered from injuries as a result. Your injuries may be physical, financial, psychological, social or all of them. It is extremely traumatic to be a victim of an intentional assault, but our Portland assault attorneys can help you deal with getting medical bills paid and compensation for emotional damage.
Oregon Assault Laws Are Complicated – Call Us for Help
In Oregon, there are four levels of assault that are generally summarized as follows:
- Assault in the fourth degree: A person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree if he/she intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury with criminal negligence by means of a deadly weapon. If the assault is a crime of domestic violence and this person has assaulted you before or been convicted of a similar crime at least three times, it would be classified as assault in the fourth degree. Additionally, a fourth degree assault would include crimes committed in the immediate presence of, or witnessed by the person’s or the victim’s minor child or stepchild or if the victim is pregnant.
- Assault in the third degree: A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if he/she recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon; recklessly causes serious physical injury (with or without a deadly weapon) to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes, by means of a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a “public transit vehicle.” Assault in the third degree would also apply to crimes of assault committed while in a youth correction facility, to an emergency medical technician, to a child under age 10 (if the assailant is over 18), or to the operator of a taxi cab. Assaults resulting from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants would also be considered assault in the third degree.
- Assault in the second degree: A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if he/she intentionally or knowingly causes serious physical injury to another with or without a dangerous weapon under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
- Assault in the first degree: A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if he/she intentionally causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon; or if an injury is caused to a child less than six years of age. The crime is assault in the first degree if the assailant knows the victim is pregnant or if he/she is intentionally, knowingly or recklessly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and causes an accident resulting in a death.
An assault is both a crime and a tort (a wrongful act or infringement of someone’s right leading to legal liability). This means that, in addition to the person going to jail, you may also be entitled to money from a personal injury civil lawsuit. You deserve to be compensated for your losses if you are a victim of an intentional assault. Our competent Portland assault attorneys are eager to represent victims of intentional assault. Even if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have any money, sometimes insurance will pay. We will investigate that for you without any obligation or payment.
We Can Help Protect Your Rights for Compensation
Our Portland assault attorneys will aggressively advocate for your rights and maneuver through the complexities of trial law to make sure you recover a fair compensation package. At Shulman DuBois LLC, we will work tirelessly to see that you are compensated to the full extent of the law. Once a judge or jury determines the level of punishment that your attacker deserves, you may be awarded the following:
- Economic Damages: present and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, disability, lost wages, lost future wages
- Non-economic Damages: pain and suffering, mental anguish, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, disfigurement, scarring, loss of quality of life
- Punitive Damages: these types of damages are awarded in particularly gruesome cases and are meant to be a “punishment” for your attacker.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an intentional assault, the legal team of Shulman DuBois LLC has the resources and the fortitude to take on your attacker and bring them to justice.
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Shulman DuBois LLC, is located in Portland, Oregon, and serves clients in all Oregon cities and counties, including: Portland, Beaverton, Multnomah County, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Troutdale, Sellwood, Corvallis, Salem, Eugene, Milwaukie, and Albany.