Assault And Battery Injuries In California

If you are assaulted in a hotel, shopping center, parking lot, restaurant, bar or other commercial setting, you may have a right to seek compensation if property owner failed to take reasonable steps to protect you.

At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys represent people who are injured as a result of negligent security in Newport Beach, Anaheim and other communities in Orange County, California. We offer a free lawyer consultation to discuss your case.

I Was Assaulted. How Do I Press Charges?

If you are assaulted, you may have both a criminal and a civil case. The criminal justice system is about punishing criminals. The civil justice system is about compensating victims for losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

To press criminal assault charges against your attacker, call 911 and talk to a police officer. Your next step should be to contact a lawyer to determine if you may have a civil personal injury case against your attacker or the owner of the property where you were attacked.

If your attacker has no personal assets or insurance, he or she may be judgment proof. However, if the property owner was negligent in allowing the attack to happen, you may have a case against the property owner. Most property owners carry insurance policies to cover them from personal injury claims.

If the property owner was aware of the risk of injury to guests from assault crimes but took no steps to protect you, then you may be entitled to compensation. The following are examples of property owner negligence:

  • Inadequate lighting in entryways or parking lots
  • Inadequate security
  • Nonfunctioning locks on doors and windows of hotels
  • Missing security cameras at elevators, stairwells and areas where attacks may occur

Injury From An Assault? Call Newport Beach Injury Attorneys Now.

If you or a loved one suffered an assault injury due to property owner negligence, please call 714-464-6903 or toll free at 866-543-7598. Our injury lawyers will work hard to seek full compensation on your behalf.