Assault and battery

Georgia Assault and Battery Lawyers

Our experienced personal injury attorneys successfully represent victims of criminal assault and battery in the greater Henry County, Georgia area. 

The difference between assault and battery claims

Assault and battery are two different types of claims, and both require proof of intent.

Assault does not require that the aggressor actually touch the victim, it only requires that the victim was threatened and in fear of imminent harm. Georgia courts determine whether an assault has taken place by asking whether the level of fear was reasonable.

Battery is defined by the attacker intentionally causing bodily harm to another through physical contact. The physical contact can be direct (such as hitting someone with a fist), or indirect (such as using a weapon or other instrument to cause physical harm).

Assault and battery cases are not mutually exclusive. For example, if an attacker threatens the victim before causing bodily harm, the victim may pursue both assault and battery charges. However, if the attack was initiated without warning, it is a case of battery.

If you are a victim of an assault or battery and want to pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages, such as pain and suffering, contact our assault and battery lawyers today for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys offers effective legal services that make a positive impact on the lives of their clients.


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-Andre and Stacey


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“I have dealt with this law firm (John Webb and Megan Pearson) on several different legal matters and I was so very thankful for their outstanding work.

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“Mr. Gebhardt successfully represented me in a hit & run incident and the other driver ended up being found to be intoxicated also. With Mr. Gebhardt’s dogged determination the other parties insurance company settled for entire amount of damages including auto, medical and other damages as a result. In addition Mr. Gebhardt represented me in a case of damages caused by a utility contractor in my home that resulted in flooding the lower level of my house. Again, through Mr. Gebhardt’s persistence and thorough knowledge of the law, the claim was again resolved in a very satisfactory manner. I’d highly recommend this attorney. He truly enjoys what he does and does it with gusto and enthusiasm to ultimately serve his clients.”



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