Protesters are organizing all over the United States to voice their desire to end police brutality. And although most of these protests start peacefully, they can quickly escalate and become violent, resulting in serious injuries to those in attendance. Whether you were assaulted by vandals or injured due to aggressive policing tactics, our lawyers are committed to using our years of experience to help clients pursue compensation from the negligent party that caused them harm. Keep reading to learn which parties can be held accountable if you were injured at a protest.
People who have been assaulted at protests often don’t realize that they can possibly sue more than just the perpetrator for damages. Depending on where the attack occurred, you might be able to file a premises liability claim against the party that owns the property, provided the owner failed to take necessary safety measures. Although your injury occurred at or during a protest, the standard criteria for premises liability still apply. So property owners can still be found liable for injuries arising from wet floors, health or safety code violations, broken fixtures, and unmarked hazards.
When protestors are assaulted by another individual, it is a criminal matter. But if another party’s negligence can be directly linked to your injury, then you might have grounds for a personal injury case. For example, if you were protesting and were assaulted by a counter-protester but there was no security personal present to come to your aid, then you can pursue a claim against the organizer of the protest for failing to maintain a safe environment.
If you were assaulted on public property, you can also file a claim against the city to pursue compensation for damages. However, you will need to prove that city was negligent and failed to provide adequate security. Establishing negligence in these matters is complicated, which is why you should consult with our legal team to discuss the details of your situation. We can devise a unique legal strategy to protect your rights.
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP strongly believes in helping clients who have been arrested or injured while standing up for their rights at protests. We know that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming when you’re trying to recover from an injury. That is why we are available 24/7 to assist with your legal needs.
To schedule your free case consultation, give us a call today at (800) 462-7160. We will fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to.