Battery – Violent Crimes
Touching Or Striking Another Person
If you have been injured due to the intentional and unlawful touching (a battery) by another individual,
you can sue the offender in order to obtain compensation for injuries and other damages resulting from the incident. Most victims assume that these are only criminal acts; however, injured victims can pursue civil claims in court.
A battery involves actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against his or her will. Battery cases can include, domestic battery, felony battery, and aggravated battery (causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or uses a deadly weapon).
Batteries are often the result of arguments or fights that got out of control (domestic disputes, sexual assaults
, school fights
, neighbor disputes
, sports fans disputes
, and bar fights
, and gang clashes).
Offenders often use their hands, bats, knifes, guns or even vehicles to hurt or kill their victims. Injuries sustained can include bruises, broken bones, stab
or bullet wounds
and even death. Battery crimes also include sexual assaults
It is not uncommon for assaults to escalate into a battery case. Battery incidents can occur in nightclubs, and gas stations
, convenience stores
, parking lots
, Florida roadways (road rage), sport and arena venues
, apartment complexes
and college campus
were property owners lack the appropriate safety and security measures. In some cases, the owner or and employer negligently hires
aggressive employees or negligently retains aggressive employees, even after learning of the employees violent and dangerous behaviors. Other employers fail to perform adequate background checks
including any past criminal behaviors by not completing a criminal background check; which puts customers, employees, residents, students, and guest on their property at great risk for serious personal injuries or death.
Put our inadequate security attorneys experience and results
to work for you. Several of our South Florida lawyers are former prosecutors, who honed their litigation and investigative skills prosecuting violent crime cases, such as assaults and batteries, before entering private practice. Extensive factual and legal research is vital to our law practice.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a battery, contact our violent crimes and inadequate security attorneys
to discuss your legal rights.