Can You Sue Someone For Injuries From A Fight

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If you've been in a fight, you may be able to sue the person who started the fight for your injuries. Usually that claim is based on the concept of battery. Now battery is the legal term used when someone physically injures someone without a legal reason. It's not considered battery against your aggressor if you fight back. That is generally allowed a self-defense. However, fights can certainly escalate, at which point it may be come unclear about whether you continue to participate in the fight to your own detriment, and, therefore, whether the other person can still legally be held liable for your injuries. However, if you've been attacked by someone, consult a personal injury attorney for more information about whether you can bring a lawsuit for your injuries.

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