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Although many individuals are unaware of the distinction between assault and battery, they are two distinct kinds of personal injury allegations. Even if no physical contact has occurred, an individual who acts in a way that leads another person to believe they will be harmed is considered to have committed assault. The claim becomes a battery when contact is made.
If you cause physical harm to someone else, for example, using your own hands (or a weapon under your control), you have committed battery. You have assaulted another person if you act in such a way that causes someone to be concerned about being beaten. Although these two problems are linked, and may sometimes be confused with one another, they are two distinct crimes under the law’s perspective. As a result, rather than being charged as one offense, an alleged offender would be charged with two counts instead of one.
When someone is not familiar with the law, these little factors might be intimidating. Texas Personal Injury Lawyers is well-versed in the statutes pertaining to your assault or battery claim and can help you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Who Can I Sue For Assault And Battery?
A bar, restaurant, store owner, landlord, homeowner, and so on may be sued for assault and/or battery if the evidence and law support the claim. Even if the encounter was consensual, you may be able to sue for compensation if you had a therapeutic or similar relationship. These are only a few of the possibilities. If you were severely harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence, the facts of your case might result in a lawsuit if they show that someone else was at fault.
The following are some of the parties that may be held legally responsible for your injuries:
- If your landlord fails to take the required security measures, you may demand that he or she reimburse any costs associated with your injury.
- The owner of a business where the incident occurred;
- The owner of the building where it occurred;
- The owner of a parking lot that did not have the necessary security precautions;
- A security company if the company failed to provide adequate security;
- Your employer if the conditions in which you were working left you vulnerable to attack;
- A homeowner if you were in someone’s home;
- The perpetrator.
Any of the following situations might be involved in an assault or battery case:
- Sexual assault;
- Physical beating;
You probably have a case if someone has assaulted you on purpose. If you’ve been hurt and don’t know whether or who to blame, please contact us:
When a person is killed, his or her family may pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties and any of those above. Wrongful death claims are something that we’ve handled before.
Statute Of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to bring legal action. Statutes of limitation vary from state to state, although the average duration is two or three years. In certain jurisdictions, it may be much longer. Your attorney will need to look into it further.
Can I Sue A Hotel Or Apartment Landlord?
If you are assaulted in a hotel, motel, or resort owned by the corporation, the owner (Marriott, Hampton Inn, Super 8, etc.) can be sued.
If you were raped, beaten up, or otherwise harmed by someone else in a hotel, an apartment common area, or the parking lot and your landlord was not present at the time of the assault, he or she may be held liable (legally responsible) for your injuries. A woman was sexually assaulted in her home by an invader in one of our recent cases. The landlord had neglected to replace a damaged lock, allowing the intruder access into the apartment.
You may be able to sue the hotel or your landlord for negligent security if you were assaulted in a hotel or raped or beaten up at home.
Can I Sue A Mall Or Casino Child Care Center?
Yes, if your kid was sexually assaulted at a child care center, you may have the right to sue on his or her behalf.
Can I Sue A Bar If I Am Assaulted In The Building Or Parking Lot?
Yes, you can sue a bar in many situations. If you were hurt in a fight inside or outside the bar but on the bar’s property, you could have a case. In addition, you may have a claim even if you were not on bar property if a bar served someone alcohol illegally (a minor or visibly drunk) and that person subsequently harmed you. In a case involving a drunken scuffle, the accused might include the bar where the attacker drank alcohol, the owner of the venue where the fight occurred, and others. Bars have been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages in certain cases. One of our lawyers should thoroughly study the facts of your case to determine liability and if you are entitled to compensation.
Contact An Assault & Battery Lawyer Today For Help!
There are several defenses to assault and battery charges. One of them, for example, is that your behavior was insufficient to cause a reasonable person fear. However, we need to know the specifics in order to make the finest judgment regarding how to proceed with your situation and discover the best defense to assist you.
Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyers right now and talk with one of our experts. We can listen to your situation and even set up a FREE consultation to assist us in determining how we may assist you. We work on a contingency fee basis, no upfront fees and we only earn fees if we win.