Bellingham Assault and Battery Lawyers – Plaintiff
Over the last 35 plus years, the Bellingham assault and battery attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. have been representing and advocating on behalf of victims of assault and battery. We have experience handling civil lawsuits for plaintiffs for a wide range of assault and battery crimes including domestic violence, physical abuse and physical attacks. Unlike most personal injury claims, assault and battery is an intentional criminal act that is handled as an intentional tort in personal injury law.
In most cases assault and battery complaints are delivered together but they are technically different things. An assault has happened when one person acts intentionally in a way that causes another person to reasonably fear an imminent damaging or offensive contact. A battery has happened when the defendant’s intentional act actually causes offensive or harmful contact with the plaintiff.
A person who is the victim of intentional misconduct may be able to hold the offender liable for monetary damages and even punitive damages in some cases. If you are the victim of assault and/or battery please contact the experienced injury attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. We provide FREE case evaluations and no attorney fees unless you recover damages.
Established in Bellingham in 1979, Tario & Associates, P.S. law firm has helped thousands of citizens in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County fight for and recover damages for their assault and battery cases. Assault and battery cases require handling of sensitive information and an understanding of the laws in your state. Rest assured that you will receive the best possible outcome for your case and be treated with the care and respect you deserve.
How do I know if I should pursue an assault and batter claim?
We believe your well being and the well being of your family and loved ones is more important than money or legal action. However, if you or a loved one has suffered as a victim of assault and battery, you may wish to seek the opinion of a qualified personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a personal injury case. A criminal prosecution is meant to punish the abuser but damages recovered in a civil lawsuit can provide money for a victim’s counseling, medical care, pain and suffering and the long-term trauma associated with the abuse.
Do I really need to hire an attorney or should I handle my own assault and battery – plaintiff claim?
To determine whether or not you have a viable assault and battery claim it is often necessary to hire a qualified personal injury attorney. Our law firm will investigate the facts, identify potential legitimate sources for recovery and file a civil lawsuit if necessary to fight for financial compensation on behalf of our injured client. It is common for a lawyer to obtain a settlement five to twenty times the amount a person would receive by fighting on their own.
How much do I have to pay to pursue a claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an assault or battery claim as we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our assault and battery clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid out of the recovery for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced.