Riviera Beach Civil Assault and Battery Attorneys

If you want to sue a violent offender following a physical altercation in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. If you have grounds for a claim, our legal team will use all the resources at their disposal to help you pursue the most favorable outcome possible.

here are countless ways to sustain serious injuries as you go about your day. Even if you don’t have a dangerous profession or participate in extreme sports, you could end up getting hurt in a totally unanticipated accident. Motor-vehicle collisions are a leading cause of preventable injuries, for example, and they result in a significant number of personal injury claims every year. You could also get hurt by slipping and falling at the grocery store, using a defective product, or visiting a negligent healthcare provider.

People don’t typically associate assault and battery with personal injury claims because they are criminal acts as opposed to negligent acts or omissions; however, those who get hurt in physical altercations through no fault of their own have just as much right to file a tort claim as those who sustain injuries in other kinds of accidents.

If you were attacked by a stranger, acquaintance, friend, or even family member, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. To determine if you may be entitled to compensation, contact the assault and battery injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston.

We have recovered several six- and seven-figure payouts for our valued clients. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading assault and battery injury attorneys in Riviera Beach.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

The thought of going to court is enough for victims of assault and battery to think twice before filing a personal injury claim. Getting hurt in any kind of physical altercation is traumatizing on its own; having to face the attacker later, during a trial, is more than many people can handle.

Fortunately, most personal injury claims are resolved before reaching court. Each case is different and there’s no way to guarantee that your case will never go to trial; however, there are a few steps you can take that might increase your chances of winning a settlement. Those steps include:

  • Gathering evidence of liability before leaving the scene;

  • Seeking legal counsel from day one to avoid jeopardizing the case inadvertently by making compromising statements;

  • Obtaining the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses; and

  • Working with law enforcement personnel to build a strong criminal case against the perpetrator.