Port Salerno Civil Assault and Battery

If you were the victim of assault and/or battery, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We have helped hundreds of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

When someone commits assault and battery, it can be more than just a criminal matter. If the victim incurs damages, for example, the incident may warrant a civil suit, as well.

By filing a personal injury claim against those liable for the incident, the victim may be able recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, building a strong claim is challenging, and if your financial security is on the line, it is wise to enlist help from a seasoned attorney.

If you were hurt in a physical altercation through no fault of your own, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our assault and battery injury attorneys require no money upfront. Additionally, you do not have to pay a retainer to take advantage of our legal services. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with an assault and battery injury lawyer in Port Salerno.

Who Could Be Liable for Assault and Battery?

When building a personal injury claim involving assault and battery, it’s reasonable to assume the transgressor is liable. Depending on the circumstances, though, other parties may be at fault, too.

If the incident occurred at a hotel, for example, the property owner could be partially liable. Property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises to a reasonable standard. This includes implementing adequate security measures and lighting around the property.

If the property owner failed to install sufficient lighting in the parking lot, hire experienced security guards, or maintain a working camera system in the hallways and stairwells, you may be able to name him or her in your claim—as long as you can prove such negligence contributed to the attack.

Physical altercations are also common at bars and nightclubs. When it comes to keeping the premises safe, bar owners have the same duty of care as hotel owners. They also have to establish procedures for monitoring their patrons’ alcohol consumption.

Typically, that means training all bartenders to identify unsafe levels of intoxication. If a patron is over-served and goes on to attack someone in his or her impaired state, the bar owner may shoulder some portion of liability.

While liability insurance covers negligence, it does not cover intentional acts. Therefore, in the scenario mentioned above, you might recover some portion of the damages from the bar owner’s insurance provider and some portion from the offender, who would be forced to pay out of pocket.

Regardless of the circumstances of your particular claim, it is wise to seek legal counsel before commencing the proceedings. After evaluating your case, our team can explain all possible avenues for pursuing the compensation you need to put the pieces back together.