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Do I Have a Claim After Being Assaulted in Hollywood?

Anyone can become the victim of assault and battery. In Hollywood, incidents of threats and physical violence can occur because of road rage, bullying, alcohol-related incidents in bars, and many other situations.


Fortunately, you can have a plan in place if you’re harmed. Your plan can include calling Flaxman Law Group to schedule a free accident consultation with a Hollywood assault claims attorney. We can review your situation, help you understand how much your injuries could cost, answer any questions you have, and go over any options you might have to file a claim. Our family-based legal team offers these consultations so that when you’re injured you can get the facts about the law so you can make an informed decision about your potential case.

Is Assault the Same as Battery?

In Florida, assault refers to verbal attacks. This can include uttering threats. Battery involves causing physical harm or physically attempting to cause harm. In many violent confrontations in Hollywood, perpetrators both make threats and physically attack their targets. They can be criminally charged for both.

In situations where a physical battery takes place and you suffer injuries, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

What Injuries are Common?

A fight in a bar, a robbery turned violent, or any incident that leads to a physical attack can result in fatalities and serious injuries. Some of the more common injuries can include:

  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Bruises
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

One of the biggest risks with battery is that assailants often hit targets in the head. With enough force, they can cause life-threatening brain injuries or serious injuries to the eyes, mouth, and nose. As people try to run away from the threat, a punch can connect with their temple or side of the head. This can be fatal.

The violence of an assault can also cause victims to fall to the ground, where they can again strike their head on the ground. In addition, these incidents can escalate quickly and if the assailant has a weapon, they can turn deadly.

Do I Have a Claim?

Those who physically attack others can be charged under the criminal justice system. Regardless of whether an assailant is criminally charged, if you have suffered injuries and losses as a result of the attack or if you have lost a loved one to an attack, you may also have a claim.

Through a claim, you can seek justice by pursuing financial recovery for your losses, including any medical treatment you need and any income you’ve lost because of your injuries. If you had personal property damaged or stolen in the attack, you can also seek compensation for the replacement or repair of those items.

Under Florida’s laws, you have four years to file your claim but to build a strong case you will want to start protecting your rights immediately. You can do so by contacting the family-based legal team at Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a Hollywood assault claims lawyer. Just call 866-352-9626 anytime or contact us online to set up your free accident consultation.

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