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If you decide to file a legal claim in an assault and battery case in Tamarac or your community, you can expect that both sides of the case will be examined in court. You will need to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to build your case. If you would like representation and assistance, do not hesitate to contact the full service law firm of Flaxman Law Group to review your legal options.

The Legal Process With Assault and Battery Civil Cases

If you file a claim, the defendant will try to justify their actions. In these cases, the most common defenses are:

1) Privilege. Some parties have the right to use force in certain situations. For example, police may need to use reasonable and appropriate force when arresting someone. In these cases, they may allege that an appropriate level of force was used and the incident was therefore not assault and battery.

2) Consent. Some defendants may argue that the plaintiff gave a form of consent to aggressive contact. For example, in some sports or recreational activities, there is some physicality as part of the event. Someone playing tackle football, for example, understands that they may encounter physical play and may not be able to allege assault and battery, even if they get hurt.

3) Self-defense. A defendant may allege that they felt threatened or that the plaintiff initiated a violent confrontation. This can be a successful defense if the amount of force used in self-defense was appropriate and reasonable.

What Should You Do If You Have Been The Victim Of Physical Assault Or Battery?

If you've been the victim of assault or battery, your first important step is to get to safety and to get away from your attacker. You will also want to alert emergency personnel right away if you have been injured so that you can get treatment and so that police can arrive at the scene and start gathering evidence.

Acting quickly can improve the chances that the perpetrator will be caught and held accountable for their actions in a court of law. In addition to seeking justice and medical help, however, is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Tamarac or your community. In your case, there may be liable parties that could have prevented the assault or whose negligence led to the assault. Holding these negligent parties accountable is important in ensuring that others are not injured and is important in securing financial compensation for you so that you can afford quality medical care, counseling, and the many other services you may need in order to recover fully from a serious injury.

If you need an attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Our attorneys have more than six decades of trial experience and Charles Flaxman, the founder of our full service law firm is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of attorneys are part of this exclusive membership, which is limited to those who have won multimillion dollar and million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. Charles Flaxman has in fact won more than $50 million on behalf of his clients, so you can be sure that he has a track record of helping people in similar situations to yours.