Davie Physical Abuse
Assault and battery in Davie or your community can change your life permanently. Not only is it terrifying to have someone intestinally try to harm you, but assaults can lead to very serious and even life-threatening injury.
If you have survived an assault and battery, turn to Flaxman Law Group if you would like legal advice about your situation. You may have more legal options than you realize and you may be able to pursue compensation as part of your claim. To schedule a free consultation with Flaxman Law Group, contact the full service law firm through the website or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).What Is Assault And Battery?
In a legal sense, assault refers to an intentional behavior that causes reasonable fear of imminent harm. This can occur with:
- A threatening gesture combined with a verbal threat
- Pointing a weapon at someone
- Driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner that makes the victim feel they are about to be struck by the vehicle
In these cases, it is not essential for the perpetrator to commit actual physical harm in order for the assault to take place.
Battery refers to a harmful and intentional contact towards a victim. Battery can involve:
- Throwing something at someone in order to harm them
- Setting a trap in order to harm somebody
- Punching, shoving, and hitting
In these cases as well, no actual harm needs to occur in order for a battery to have taken place. All that needs to be proven is that the perpetrator intended for the action to take place and that the contact or action was inappropriate, offensive, and harmful. In many cases, assault and battery are combined in civil cases because many perpetrators combine threatening action with actual battery.Was The Assault or Battery Preventable?
In many assault cases, the perpetrator is the party held liable for the assault and battery. However, there may also be other liable parties. If the property owner where the assault took place was negligent in providing a safe property, for example, they may be held partly liable for the violent incident. There are many signs that physical assault and battery has been caused by negligence of the property owner:
- The property is poorly maintained
- The area where the crime took place as poorly lit
- The area where the crime took place is remote or has little traffic yet has no security cameras or other safety features
- There are no security guards or security personnel on the property
- The doors and locks of the property do not work correctly
Sometimes, evidence of negligence is not visible. For example, someone who has suffered an assault or battery may not realize that there have been a rash of similar crimes in the area and the property owner failed to take measures in order to prevent crimes from happening on their own property. Often, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney in Davie or your community who can help determine whether negligence played a role in an assault and can help pursue justice if that is the case.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group understand how terrifying a serious injury or accident can be. It's why they provide a personalized, no cost, no obligation consultation. Your free consultation is your chance to ask questions, get information, and find out whether you have a case.