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Assault can happen anywhere, and may leave lasting physical or emotional pain. An assault doesn’t necessarily mean you or a loved one were physically harmed. Assault can also be a threat or attempt to cause injury, whether or not it’s followed by actual contact (battery).

Both assault and battery are against the law. If you believe you or your loved ones have been victims, you need to protect your rights by contacting a personal injury attorney today. You don’t have to go through this alone.


Types of assault and battery that a personal injury lawyer can help with include:
  • Medical battery
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual battery
  • False arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Other types of assault, battery and intentional acts


You may be able to bring both criminal and civil charges against an assailant. Criminal charges are intended to punish the defendant with a fine or imprisonment. Civil charges compensate you for your injuries. An injury lawyer can help you recover damages including:

  • Compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering
  • Nominal damages, which acknowledge that your rights have been invaded
  • Punitive damages, which further punish the wrongdoer