If you are injured because of an assault or battery, a personal injury lawyer can bring a claim against the person who injured you and his/her homeowners’ insurance, or other insurance carrier. To have viable lawsuit against the person who cause your injuries, he/she must have sufficient assets to pay for a verdict or settlement. Alternatively, if the injuries were unintended, unexpected, or negligently or recklessly caused, and if the assailant was insured, an insurance company will likely pay any settlement or verdict.