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Assault & Battery Attorneys

Assault and battery are distinct but related offenses that can cause severe trauma for the victim. Although these acts often lead to criminal proceedings, it’s also possible to file a civil suit against the defendant. If you were the victim of assault or battery, it’s important that you consult with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. A Morgan & Morgan attorney may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your hardship.

The Difference Between Assault and Battery

Assault and battery are often conflated. Here is what differentiates one from the other:

  • Assault: An assault occurs when one person threatens or intimidates another person. The transgressor doesn’t need to act — the victim simply needs to feel an imminent threat.
  • Battery: Battery takes place when one person physically harms another person. It involves intentional contact that is against the will of the victim. The contact can be direct (such as a shove) or indirect (such as a thrown object).

Assault and Battery Personal Injury Claims

Although assault and battery are often subject to criminal liability, the civil court system can also oversee these cases. Whereas in criminal court the defendant may be found guilty and face jail time, civil lawsuits offer victims a potential path to financial compensation. The burden of proof in civil cases is lower than in criminal trials. In criminal court, the defendant must be found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. Intentional torts such as assault and battery do not require the plaintiff to meet this standard. Instead, they must demonstrate a “preponderance of evidence” to show that the defendant deliberately sought to cause harm.

Pursuing Compensation for Assault and Battery

Sadly, the victims of assault and battery often suffer severe injuries that saddle them with not only extreme physical anguish and hefty medical bills, but also significant emotional trauma. The good news is, if you were the victim of assault or battery, you can seek legal recourse with the help of a Morgan & Morgan attorney. Having the right legal representation in your corner can make a world of difference. To date, our attorneys have recovered more than $9 billion for our clients. Our highly skilled team understands how to gather critical evidence to build the strongest case possible. We fight for full and fair compensation, which may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Any other relevant damages

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

You might think that all law firms are the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although we’ve grown from a small firm to a nationwide advocate For The People, one thing remains the same: We treat all of our clients like family. For more than three decades, Morgan & Morgan has fought for the rights of those who have been hurt. We understand that, as the victim of assault or battery, you have a lot on your plate. Let us handle your case from start to finish while you focus on healing. To get started, fill out a free case evaluation. It costs nothing to get started, and we get paid only if you win. Contact us today.

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