Wellington Civil Assault and Battery Attorneys

If you want to sue a violent offender or negligent property owner following a physical altercation, turn to Donaldson & Weston to discuss your personal injury case. We will conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence of liability, track damages, and negotiate with the opposing party on your behalf.

Sustaining unanticipated injuries can be devastating, especially in a physical altercation. Victims of assault and battery often incur bruises, lacerations, fractures, internal bleeding, and—in severe cases—traumatic brain injuries.

They must also cope with the emotional repercussions of the attack. Regardless of whether the offender is an acquaintance or a total stranger, the psychological impact of being targeted can affect the victim’s wellbeing for months or even years to come.

Although pursuing compensation for all resulting damages will not undo the trauma of the event, securing a payout can help the victim pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the attack. If you were hurt in a physical altercation through no fault of your own, contact Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. We will evaluate the details of your case to determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

Our Wellington assault and battery injury attorneys have the resources of a large practice but remain committed to providing the personalized and attentive counsel of a small local firm. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation.

How to Prove Liability in an Assault and Battery Injury Claim

To build a strong assault and battery injury claim, you must gather sufficient evidence of liability. The strongest evidence will depend on the circumstances of the incident.

If you plan on suing the actual offender, for example, evidence of liability might include:

  • Statements from eyewitnesses;

  • Testimony from the attacker;

  • The official police report;

  • Photographs of any visible wounds; and

  • Statements from medical experts regarding how you incurred the injuries.

If, on the other hand, you plan on suing the owner of the facility where the attack occurred, evidence of liability might include:

  • Footage from surveillance cameras that were recording the scene;

  • Photographs of the area where the incident happened;

  • The facility’s standard operating procedures regarding hiring and training employees;

  • The facility’s maintenance records; and

  • Statements from the facility’s employees.

Although gathering the evidence listed above can be challenging, you won’t have to worry about doing so personally if you turn to Donaldson & Weston for help building your claim. Our attorneys and support staff know how to investigate cases and apply legal pressure where needed to obtain evidence so your case has the highest possible chance of success.