Hialeah Physical Abuse
Battery refers to any non-consensual and aggressive contact with another person. Assault refers to an attempt at battery, and can be a largely verbal or threatening attack. Assault and battery in Hialeah and Florida can be very frightening for the person being attacked and can lead to serious injuries, including fractures, head injuries, and more.
If you're looking for an attorney following an assault or injury, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have a track record of recovering more than $100 million on behalf of clients across the state. With three conveniently located offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami, Flaxman Law Group is pleased to offer a free, no obligation case review for all new clients.Why Does Physical Assault and Battery Happen?
Physical assault and battery can take place in many types of situations:
- A daycare or child care setting
- A school
- An assisted living facility
- A nursing home, retirement home, or long-term care environment
- A workplace
- A restaurant, office, or other business
- A garage or parking lot
- A home
- Public property
- In a public transportation vehicle
The reality is that violence can occur in just about every setting. It can occur due to abusive situations, mental illness, confrontations, aggressive driving, and other situations where anger can arise. In some cases, drugs and alcohol or theft are part of the motivation. Assault or battery can occur as part of nursing home abuse in Hialeah or another community or it can be a one-time event. In all cases, it can lead to serious trauma and even life-threatening injury.Criminal and Civil Charges
In many battery and assault cases in Florida, both criminal and civil charges can be filed. Criminal charges can be filed by the government against the perpetrator. If the defendant is found guilty, he or she could face penalties, fines, and jail times.
In addition to criminal charges, however, civil charges may be filed. These charges are filed by the person injured by the action. If the courts find in favor of the plaintiff, the defendant and their insurance company may need to pay financial damages to the plaintiff. Even if a criminal case is not successful, it is possible to file a successful civil case. Unlike criminal charges, a civil suit allows a survivor of an attack to seek compensation for injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an assault, it can be a good idea to pursue civil charges and compensation. You don't want to be in the position where you or an injured loved one needs to choose between quality medical care and basic necessities of life. You want to make sure that you or your loved one has the financial resources possible in order to leave the fullest life possible while getting quality medical care as well as the best care currently available.
The first step in filing civil charges is to determine whether you have a claim. You can do this by contacting Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to arrange a free consultation so that you can talk about your legal options.