Assault & Battery

Sark Ohanian Wins $90,000 for Venice Beach Surfer Paddleboarder Assault

California personal injury lawyer Sark Ohanian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley recently won just compensation for a 39-year-old photographer and Olympic snowboarder who was injured when he was attacked by a paddleboarder while surfing at Venice Beach. On June 5, 2010, the plaintiff suffered facial injuries after being hit by an oar swung by a […]

Lawsuit Accuses Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Vernon Police of Excessive Force by Hogtying

At the center of many lawsuits, hogtying, a highly controversial restraint practice also referred to as appendage restraint procedure, was banned in the late 1990s. However, law enforcement officers throughout Los Angeles are permitted to tie a suspect’s feet to detain him or her under certain circumstances. A recent Los Angeles Times article reports that […]

Fullerton Police Officers Charged with Violent Beating Death of Homeless Man

What began as a response to reports that an alleged homeless person was looking into cars and rattling door handles at a transit area in Fullerton ended in the violent death of a man who suffered from schizophrenia. After encountering the suspect and determining that he was being difficult and not complying, two police officers […]

How Can Assault and Battery Incidents be Valid Personal Injury Cases?

Most of us immediately think of car accidents or slip and fall accidents as being handled by personal injury lawyers. However, the scope is much broader. Just last year, the Los Angeles personal injury law firm of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley obtained a $6,897,000 re-trial verdict for a Long Beach bar fight case in which […]