Domestic Violence Victim
Most people understand domestic violence to be physical damage from one person against their significant other or family members. However, there are many different forms of domestic violence that do not involve physical violence, including verbal threats, harassment and stalking, among others. According to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, if you are experiencing or have experienced any of the following, you may be a victim of domestic violence:
- You have been physically hurt—slapping, hair pulling, strangling, hitting, kicking, grabbing, excessive squeezing/shaking, twisting your arm or any other form of intentional injury
- Your children are being used against you
- You have been called names and suffered emotional abuse
- Your pets have been harmed
- You have been isolated from your family and friends
- Someone has threatened to commit suicide or has threatened to kill you
- Someone is stalking you
- Medical help has been withheld from you
- Someone is demanding sex or has forced you to perform unwanted sex acts
- Someone has withheld assistive devices or medication
- Someone controlling you with certain gestures (for example, “having that look in his eyes”)
Under Florida law, domestic violence has been defined as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” Domestic violence does not occur solely between a husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend. It can happen between siblings, parents and children and grandparents and grandchildren.
One of the biggest myths about domestic violence is that it does not happen to men. Almost twenty-fiver percent of domestic violence victims are men. The number of male victims is grossly underreported but it happens more than many people realize. Male or female, if you have suffered a physical assault, you will be left with expensive medical costs and likely will have to work. As a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to recover compensation for your medical expenses, your past and future lost wages and your pain and suffering.
The Miami domestic violence victim lawyers can help you recover compensation for your expenses. Jonathan R. Friedland and Michael Carmona have dedicated their careers to helping victims recover compensation for injuries caused by another person’s reckless or negligent actions. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona have been handling these types of cases for over twenty years and have successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for their clients.
Call the Miami domestic violence victim lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your free consultation. The Miami personal injury lawyers will meet with you and your family to discuss your options and advise you as to what actions need to be taken. Many victims only press criminal charges and unaware that they also have a civil claim for damages. Don’t let this happen to you; call today and let our family take care of your family.