Palm City Civil Assault and Battery Lawyers

At Donaldson & Weston, we know assault and battery can leave victims both physically hurt and emotionally devastated. Getting attacked by anyone is traumatizing, and it can be a long road to recovery. Even if your injuries heal in a matter of months, the psychological impact of the incident can affect you for years to come.

For this reason, victims of assault and battery may have the right to pursue compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages they incur. In addition to seeking funds for medical expenses and lost wages, they can pursue a payout for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress.

Unfortunately, building a strong claim that ultimately results in a settlement or verdict is challenging, and a single misstep along the way could jeopardize your entire case. This is why it’s so important to seek legal counsel before commencing the proceedings.

To discuss your case with a seasoned assault and battery injury lawyer and determine the most strategic way to proceed, contact Donaldson & Weston. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, interview witnesses, and help you pursue the maximum payout possible. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our assault and battery injury attorneys in Palm City.

How Long Will My Assault and Battery Injury Case Take to Resolve?

If you were the victim of assault and battery, the damages associated with treating any resulting injuries can add up fast. It’s only natural to wonder how quickly you may be able to recover a payout.

Unfortunately, there’s no set timeline for resolving personal injury claims. The total duration of your case will depend on a variety of factors including:

  • The Severity of Your Injuries: There’s no way to know the full extent of the damages until you have reached maximum medical improvement. Therefore, it unwise to commence settlement negotiations until you are well on the road to recovery.

  • The Strength of Your Evidence: If you have strong evidence of liability, the opposing party is more likely to be cooperative, which can streamline the proceedings considerably.

  • Whether the Case Goes to Trial: If the opposing party is uncooperative and you must go before a judge or jury, it could add months—or even years—to the total duration of your case.

  • Whether Multiple Parties Are Potentially Liable: If you were attacked at a hotel or bar, the owner of the property might shoulder some portion of fault. Although naming multiple parties in the suit may increase your chances of recovering compensation, it can complicate the proceedings, which means it may take longer to secure a payout.