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Can I Pursue Compensation for Assault?
Can I Pursue Compensation for Assault?

Victims of assault have a lot to contend with after they’ve been attacked, which is one of the many reasons they should receive compensation for the damage they’ve sustained. Depending on the nature of the assault, victims might be dealing with psychological problems, ...

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