If another person starts a fight that leaves you with serious physical and emotional injuries, you should contact a Douglasville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to learn about your rights and options. You may be eligible to bring a battery lawsuit against the attacker and recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more.
Your personal injury lawyer can identify the person or persons who may have injured you, if their identities are unclear. Your personal injury lawyer will also need to ascertain the extent and severity of your injuries. If they resulted in significant medical bills and a lengthy recovery time, it may be worth your time to sue for damages. Another factor to consider is whether your personal injury attorney might sue for wrongful death, if you are the family member of someone who lost his or her life in a fight.
For more information on this topic, watch this brief video. You will learn about the legal definition of battery and how it might apply to your personal injury case. This expert reminds viewers that there is a fine line between acting in self-defense against someone who instigated the fight and acting in a manner that escalates the fight.
John W. Sherrod is a Founding Partner of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., who has represented injury victims and their families in Georgia for more than 30 years. A native of Marietta, Georgia, John graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1984 and graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law at the top of his class in 1987. In addition to his law practice, John is a frequent speaker at trial lawyer functions and an active member of several professional organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Southern Trial Lawyers Association.