Were you or a loved one attacked in Miami, FL? You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. An experienced Miami assault injury lawyer at Shaked Law Firm can help you file a personal injury lawsuit and fight for justice.
Collectively, our lawyers have over 100 years of experience fighting for injured clients across South Florida. To date, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in life-changing settlements and verdicts.
How Shaked Law Firm Can Help With an Assault Injury Claim in Miami
No one should be allowed to get away with causing physical harm to someone else. The criminal justice system will punish your attacker for the crime with any luck. However, that doesn’t put money in your pocket–and you don’t need luck to get justice.
At Shaked Law Firm, our Miami personal injury attorneys have the tools to hold your attacker and other responsible parties accountable. We’ve been holding people responsible for negligent and intentional wrongdoing for decades.
Our team has consistently been recognized for our success. We’ve won AVVO’s Client Choice Award and achieved a perfect-10 AVVO rating. Most importantly, we’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
When you choose our team, you’ll have a lawyer to:
- Handle the investigation into your case
- Analyze all available evidence and locate additional evidence
- Hire experts, specialists, and others who can help strengthen your case
- Calculate the value of your claim
- Handle all insurance negotiations and fight for the maximum compensation possible
Insurance companies know our Miami personal injury lawyers by name. They’ve learned to take us seriously over the years. Call for a free consultation today to learn more about how we’ll fight to help your family.
How Common is Assault in Miami, FL?
Assault is a serious problem across the United States. Research shows that approximately 1.3 million violent crimes are reported in the U.S. each year. Those crimes include murder, rape, assault, and even robbery.
It turns out that Florida can be particularly dangerous. In 2020, 60,871 cases of aggravated assault were reported statewide. In 2019, 105,298 cases of domestic violence were reported in the state of Florida.
In 2019, police arrested 69,730 people for violent crimes in Miami-Dade County alone. As of December 26, 2021, the Miami-Dade police department had reported 5,239 violent crimes, including 3,615 aggravated assault cases, for the year. That makes Miami safer than only 9% of all other U.S. cities.
Were you a victim of assault in Miami? You don’t have to fight for justice alone. Call Shaked Law Firm to schedule a free case review with an experienced Miami assault injury attorney today.
Overview of Assault and Battery in Florida
Assault and battery are criminal offenses in Florida. It’s a common misconception that someone has to cause physical injury to commit assault. Someone can be convicted of assault for merely using threats to make someone else feel endangered.
Battery, on the other hand, requires physical contact. Prosecutors can convict on battery charges for:
- Intentionally striking or touching another person against their will
- Intentionally causing another person to suffer bodily harm
Assault and battery are also classified as “intentional torts”. While your attacker may be facing criminal charges, you also have the right to seek compensation for assault in civil court.
We’ll Fight to Recover Fair Compensation for All of Your Assault Injuries
Some of the most common types of assault injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Stab and puncture wounds
- Gunshot wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Permanent or catastrophic injuries
Victims of assault are often left to struggle with painful emotional wounds. While this damage isn’t always visible, it can greatly diminish your quality of life. If you’re suffering from depression or PTSD, our lawyers will factor that mental trauma into the equation when we seek compensation.
We Handle All Types of Assault Injury Cases in Miami, FL
Violence can happen in many ways. At Shaked Law Firm, we handle all types of assault injury claims in Miami, including those involving:
- Bar fights
- Domestic violence
- Fights between acquaintances
- Sexual assault and rape
- Police brutality
- Nursing home abuse
- And more
If you’ve been assaulted in Miami, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal advice today. Our lawyers in Miami would be happy to sit down and discuss your options in a free case evaluation.
What is My Miami Assault Injury Case Worth?
Every case is unique. You should be skeptical if a lawyer estimates your case value without first reviewing the facts. How much your personal injury case is worth will depend on the specific facts of your case.
At Shaked Law Firm, our lawyers will carefully review all relevant factors, including:
- The type and severity of your injuries
- The nature of the responsible party’s actions
- Whether you can work–both now and in the future
- The cost of your medical treatment
- The pain and suffering you’ve endured
- How the attack might diminish your quality of life or ability to enjoy life
In these cases, every detail is important. Often, our battery lawyers will consult with top specialists and experts in fields like medicine, life planning, and trauma counseling. With their help, we’ll be armed with the information we need to demand the fair compensation you deserve.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Assault Injuries in Miami, Florida?
Like in any car accident case, there are two key types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages reimburse victims for their out-of-pocket financial expenses. Common examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Nursing care
- Property damage
Non-economic damages account for your subjective losses–whether those losses are visible or not. These damages can be difficult to quantify. That doesn’t make them less important or less real.
Examples of non-economic damages you may suffer include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Anxiety or depression
- Physical scarring or disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of your independence
- Loss of consortium
Your attacker may also be liable for punitive damages. These damages punish the attacker for intentional wrongdoing.
Who is Liable for My Assault Injuries and Damages in Florida?
Of course, your attacker can be held liable for your injuries. In reality, it can be difficult to recover the fair compensation you need from a single attacker. Your assailant will have limited resources–and will only be able to pay your damages if they have the resources. It’s also possible that police won’t be able to locate your attacker.
While it might not seem fair, some third parties may be liable for allowing the assault to happen in the first place. Property owners have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to keep others safe under Florida premises liability laws. That includes providing reasonable protection against criminal attacks.
Examples of parties who may be responsible for negligent security include:
- Managers of apartment complexes
- Colleges and universities
- Day care centers
- Bars, restaurants, and other business owners
- Companies that operate parking garages and parking lots
- Your attacker’s employer, if the assault occurred while your attacker was working
- Government agencies
- Sports and entertainment venues
- Shopping malls
- Cruise ships
- Hospitals and nursing homes
All of these entities have a responsibility to provide adequate security to keep others reasonably safe. Depending upon the neighborhood and circumstances, that security may include:
- Locked fences and gates
- Video surveillance cameras
- Physical security guards
- Working locks and deadbolts in apartments
- Adequate lighting
- Alarm systems
Our lawyers will leave no stone unturned in our investigation. You can count on us to identify every party who may have allowed your assault to occur. With that information, we can aggressively pursue the full compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File an Assault Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
You only have a limited amount of time to file a civil lawsuit for damages. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years in personal injury cases. The four-year clock starts running on the date of your assault.
If you were hurt, it’s never too early to speak with an experienced attorney. The sooner we can start investigating your claim, the better your chances of recovering full compensation. Get the legal advice you deserve by calling Shaked Law Firm for a free case evaluation today.
Contact a Miami Assault Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you were a victim of assault, you deserve all of the justice that the law has to offer. Police and prosecutors can handle the criminal charges. You can trust a Miami assault injury lawyer at Shaked Law Firm to fight for your right to financial compensation. Just call to schedule a free case review today.