Palm Beach Gardens Civil Assault and Battery Lawyers

At Donaldson & Weston, we are passionate about helping victims of assault and battery pursue justice and compensation from those who have wronged them. Unlike most other kinds of personal injury claims, which are based on negligence, those involving assault and battery are filed on the grounds of intentional malice.

In order to recover compensation for the damages you incur following a physical altercation, you must prove that the defendant intentionally set out to instill fear or physically harm you. This is where the assault and battery injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston may be able to help.

We can answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your claim. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with an assault and battery injury attorney in Palm Beach Gardens.

We Handle Cases Involving All Kinds of Physical Altercations

Assault and battery can occur in virtually any setting, but some scenarios are far more common than others. For example, physical altercations happen frequently at bars and nightclubs. Wherever alcohol is served, fights are likely to break out, and when they do, serious injuries can result.

If you were attacked at a bar or nightclub, whether you are entitled to compensation for the damages will depend on the circumstances of the incident. If you provoked the transgressor in any way, for example, you may be considered partially liable. And if you initiated the altercation, the defendant can argue that he or she was merely acting in self-defense.

If you were an innocent bystander, on the other hand, you should be able to pursue compensation for your damages; however, the offender may not necessarily be responsible for covering 100 percent of your losses. When people are attacked at bars or nightclubs, they often have grounds for a claim against the owner of the facility in addition to the transgressor.

Property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises, and this includes implementing adequate security measures. If a bar or nightclub owner fails to hire security guards who have sufficient training and experience, for example, he or she could be partially liable for any attacks that result.

Although assault and battery are fairly common in public places, physical altercations can also occur at home. Cases involving domestic battery can be especially complicated because they typically lack eyewitnesses, but the team at Donaldson & Weston has the experience and resources to help. At the end of the day, clients can turn to us following any kind of traumatizing altercation.