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Fort Lauderdale Physical Abuse

Assault and battery in Fort Lauderdale and Florida refers to intentional acts where someone makes unwanted and often aggressive contact with another person. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have dealt with many of these cases and have seen firsthand how these crimes can lead to serious and even permanent injury.

If you have been injured in an assault, Flaxman Law Group would like to be of assistance by offering you a free consultation so that you can review your legal options with a personal injury attorney. Simply contact our full service law firm to get details about what your options might be.

Pursuing Justice After an Assault

When we think of battery and physical assault, we often think of cases headed for the criminal courts, not for civil courts. After all, when we report assault and battery to the police, the police immediately concern themselves with filing criminal charges against the perpetrator if the perpetrator is caught. This may involve court cases and it may involve the survivor of the attack speaking out and testifying at the trial.

However, assault and physical battery charges are not just headed for criminal courts. In many cases, these can become civil cases as well. If you have survived an attack or battery, and your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the property owner or other liable parties, you may be able to pursue a legal claim against those liable parties. This is the case even if the perpetrator is never caught. A property owner may be held partly liable for your injuries in civil court if it can be shown that the property owner was negligent. There may be other steps that property owners can take to keep visitors safe. For example, a property owner may be able to offer delivery if their store is in a high crime area and they sell products that may be attractive to thieves. They may be able to install lights or maintain the property. If they fail to do so and their recklessness leads to your injuries, you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim in Fort Lauderdale or your community.

Pursuing Justice in Your Case

You will also generally have a claim against the perpetrator of the attack and there may be other liable parties and other legal remedies available in your case as well. Pursuing civil charges as well as criminal charges can seem overwhelming, but it is important to note that civil charges are important in securing compensation in these situations. Filing criminal charges alone will often not secure compensation for the survivor of the attack, and this can mean that the survivor is left paying for medical bills, lost wages, and the many other costs of a serious injury by themselves. Pursuing justice in these cases is important and pursuing both a civil case and a criminal case can be important. Even if the perpetrator is never caught, it is possible to file a civil claim in order to get compensation. Even if the perpetrator is able to evade justice on a technicality or through a court win, a civil case can ensure that those who are accountable for an assault are still held liable for the incident.

If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney about filing civil claims in your case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case review.