An assault occurs when the conduct of a person places you in reasonable fear of bodily harm. A battery occurs when a person inflicts unlawful, unauthorized contact with, or violence upon you. If you have been injured in an attack or physical altercation, you may have a civil cause of action against the assailant or wrongdoer regardless of whether the authorities charged that person criminally. Physical altercations can lead to devastating physical and emotional injury, so it is important to locate all potentially responsible parties in addition to the assaulter, such as owners and operators of businesses, bars and restaurants, security firms, and even the employers of assailants who were acting in the course and scope of their employment at the time of the attack. If you have been injured as the result of an assault and battery, contact us to discuss the legal options available to you.
Assault & Battery