Assault and Battery - Victim Lawyers

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What Is an Assault and Battery

A battery is any physical contact with another person, to which that other person has not consented. An assault is basically an attempt at a battery.

Proving You Were Assaulted

Proving You Were Battered

Criminal vs. Civil Court

Criminal Assault and Battery: a person is prosecuted by the district attorney's office for committing an assault and battery against a victim. If you are facing criminal charges, you are in criminal court and need a criminal defense lawyer.

Civil Assault and Battery: involves the victim suing the person who committed the assault and battery against them to recover damages for their injuries. If you want to sue someone for your assault and battery injuries, or are being sued by the victim for money, you are in civil court and need an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Recovering Damages as a Victim of Assault and Battery

Victims of assault and battery often have a difficult time recovering for their losses. Most assaults and batteries involve individual people who do not have insurance or sufficient assets to pay for the victim's injuries.

If the person who committed the assault and battery against you does have assets, you may be able to recover for your damages, including:

Victim of Assault and Battery?

If you or a loved one have been injured by an assault and battery, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about preserving your rights and remedies. A lawyer will be able to explain the value of your case and help you navigate through the complicated legal process. Most lawyers who handle personal injury matters work on a contingency basis.

Accused of an Assault and Battery?

If you are accused of an assault and battery, you should speak to a criminal defense lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.

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Last Modified: 08-28-2014 04:05 PM PDT

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