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Homestead Physical Abuse

Physical assault and battery can include punching, hitting, and otherwise striking or hurting someone. Physical assault can lead to fractures, abrasions, internal injuries, back injuries, bruising, disfigurement, and even more serious injuries. If battery leads to head injuries or spinal cord injuries, the results can be devastating or even life-threatening.

After a physical assault or battery, many victims assume that their only option is to file a criminal charge against the perpetrator. However, this is not the only option. In some cases, it is possible to launch a premises liability claim in Homestead or your community or another type of personal injury claim in order to seek compensation for your injuries. To find out about all your legal options, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

The Importance Of A Civil Claim In Battery Cases

Unfortunately, battery cases often lead to significant injuries. If you have sustained long-term head injuries, for example, you may be unable to return to work for months and you may need to pay for rehabilitation costs, surgery, and other medical bills at the same time as you are losing work and income. Even a simple fracture can take months to heal or many weeks away from everyday activities.

Whether the perpetrator is ever caught, and whether you ever decide to file criminal charges, going after the perpetrator will not always ensure that you get fair compensation for your injuries. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Homestead ensures that you explore all your options for compensation, and this can help you pay for the many costs associated with your injuries so that you can focus on healing rather than on being the victim of a crime.

Who Is Liable For Your Injuries?

Depending on the situation, there may be multiple liable parties in your situation. One of the most common liable parties in these cases is the owner of the property where the assault took place. If the property owner did not adequately secure their property or permitted the assault to take place by being negligent in maintaining their property, you may have a legal claim against the owner. The perpetrator, if he or she is caught, may also be held liable for your injuries. Pursuing multiple liable parties increases the chances that you may get fair compensation and ensures that all responsible parties are held accountable.

Deciding To Pursue A Personal Injury Claim In A Battery Or Assault Case

It can be difficult to decide to pursue a personal injury claim in an assault case or battery case. If you already have decided to file criminal charges, it can feel redundant. If the perpetrator is never caught, you may assume that you don't have a case. This is not necessarily so. You may be able to pursue an insurance claim against a homeowner’s policy or you may be able to pursue a property owner if they are negligent and their negligence resulted in your injuries and assault. Pursuing all available options is your right and gives you more options as you start the healing process.

Would you like to speak with a personal injury attorney in Homestead about your situation? Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free, no obligation case review. Our attorneys have more than sixty years of combined legal experience and may be able to help you understand your rights and options so that you can make the right decision for your future.