Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an assault? You can get more information about how a civil assault lawsuit differs from a criminal case and whether you may be eligible to receive compensation from the parties responsible for the assault here. Fill out the form below for a FREE assault lawsuit case evaluation.
An assault is defined as “the threat or attempt to strike another, whether successful or not, provided the target is aware of the danger.” One of the important parts of an assault lawsuit is that the person who committed the assault must be considered as capable of carrying through with the threat of an attack.
While the term assault refers to the threat of physical harm or injury, when someone is actually injured it is called a battery. A battery occurs when someone is purposely attacked, struck or hurt, which is why criminal charges will show the defendant charged with both assault and battery.
When a defendant in an assault case is charged in criminal court, those penalties (whether jail, probation or fines) are for the criminal charges only. A victim in an assault case also has the right to file a civil assault lawsuit in order to seek compensation for their injuries, medical bills and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered a serious injury because of an assault, contact Weitz & Luxenberg’s experienced lawyers for a free review of your possible lawsuit. If we take your case, there is no charge unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. Complete the form below, and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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